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“Maybe they'll make it better”
Review of Usana Ampitheater

Usana Ampitheater
Ranked #56 of 156 things to do in Salt Lake City
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Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Maybe they'll make it better”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We went to a sold out concert Sept 20th, 2013, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square. The show itself was great, great music, sound, lights. The venue was pretty crummy. This amphitheater reportedly seats 20,000 and has a large general admission area. There is one two lane road into the area. One. It took us 1 hour to go 1/2 a mile. Seriously. No traffic control, no police, no one trying to intelligently manage all of that traffic. We finally got fed up, parked and walked. Because I didn't know better we parked far away and ended up walking 1 1/2 miles both ways.
Once we got there the place was bedlam, some crazy in a good way, many people dancing and singing and having a good time. Some not. Most of the t-shirts were already sold out, and there were long lines for beer. Lots and lots of beer and all the bad behavior that can come with that. Not enough bathrooms or porta pottys. Like every concert there were people from general admission shoving into the seated area and the security we saw were too busy watching the show to bother. Lots of frustration.
After the show it was the craziness in reverse, the mass exodus up that single road. There was one police unit at a corner on the road. One. Nothing moved very quickly but we were walking so we actually did better leaving. I wouldn't advise it though, this is in the middle of nowhere. No businesses, no restaurants, no street lighting or sidewalks, nothing except a Lays Chip factory.
At one point while standing in line we talked with a local. She said they arrived at 430 pm for the 7 pm show. They also brought their BBQ so they could grill in the parking lot after the show and wait out everyone. If you go to a show here, at least a really popular show, take that advice and bring a lot of patience.

Visited September 2013
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St. George, Utah
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Could be a great place but wasn't”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Went to our first concert at Usana amphitheater and were sorely disappointed in the venues lack of planning, logistics and amenities for patrons. We sat on the lawn and the sound was not good and there was no security to handle those who could not handle their alcohol but the people watching did become great comedic relief. Usana get it together, you can do better.

Visited July 2013
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Denver CO
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great view, good sound”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Went here last week to see Guster, Ben Folds Five and BNL. Great music! The venue was very nice as well. Mountains all around and the sun sets behind you. Does get a bit cool after the sun goes down though. Not a huge venue so you can get a good view of the stage from any where. The sound was a little distant though even when close to the railing on the lawn. The lighting was really good and plenty of vendor tents/windows & bathrooms so lines were small if any at all. Would certainly go back especially for a band that I liked alot.

Visited June 2013
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