Halloween parties and concerts in Salt Lake City 2017
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Forget haunted houses and horror-movie marathons this Halloween. The best place to be is at a concert, and Salt Lake City has plenty going on, from annual weekend festivals to alt-rock favorites. Get your costume picked out, grab your tickets, and let the music put a spell on you this Halloween.

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'
Oct. 24 @ 7 p.m.
Abravanel Hall - 123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Does it get any better than composer Danny Elfman's music from The Nightmare Before Christmas being performed live by a symphony? Start the week of Halloween right with the Oct. 24 concert. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $29 to $77.

Kesha
Oct. 25 @ 7 p.m.
The Complex - 536 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

After releasing a fantastic new album, Rainbow, pop star Kesha is on the road, heading to Salt Lake City on Oct. 25, with Savoy Motel along with her. Tickets are on sale now for $35.50 in advance, $38 day of. Every pair of tickets includes a physical copy of Rainbow. To get ready for the show, check out Kesha's recent collaboration with Macklemore on "Good Old Days."

Breaking Benjamin
Oct. 26 @ 7 p.m.
The Depot - 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Fans of rock band Breaking Benjamin are still waiting for news on the band's new album, still without a title or release date, but maybe an acoustic fall tour will hold them over--and it follows a successful spring run. The band will play an unplugged set at The Depot on Oct. 16. Tickets are on sale now for $37.50 in advance, $45 day of show.

The Maine
Oct. 27 @ 7 p.m.
The Complex - 536 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Rock band The Maine will stop by The Complex on Oct. 27, and the band will play Lovely Little Lonely and American Candy in the entirety--plus they'll have Dreamers and Night Riots to get the show started. Tickets are on sale now for $22.50.

Hollywood Undead
Oct. 28 @ 6 p.m.
In the Venue - 219 S 600 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

With the word "undead" in their name, Hollywood Undead make for the perfect pre-Halloween concert, with a show on Oct. 28 at In the Venue as part of a tour in support of their new album, V, out the day before, Oct. 27. They'll have support from Butcher Babies and Demrick. Tickets are on sale now and are $24.50 in advance, $30 day of the show, making for a fun and affordable Halloween celebration. Can't make it? The band also has shows close to Halloween in Los Angeles and Seattle--and you can get to know the band a little better with these five things you didn't know.