Thanksgiving parties and concerts in Salt Lake City 2017
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Thanksgiving is known for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, but this year, don't just get your fill at the dinner table--head out to enjoy some live music! Give thanks for the performers you love with tickets to the hottest tour in town, whether it's today's biggest pop stars or pop-punk bands. Salt Lake City has plenty for you no matter your taste, so get your tickets and enjoy a long holiday weekend the best possible way.

New Found Glory
Nov. 17 @ 8:30 p.m.
The Complex - 536 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Start the festivities early with pop-punk masters New Found Glory on Nov. 17, the week before Thanksgiving, at The Complex, celebrating 20 years together with a tour that showcases two different albums every night. This time, fans will hear lots of Sticks & Stones and Catalyst, but fans can expect to hear some of their other favorites peppered throughout the set, as well, like new song "The Sound of Two Voices." Tickets are on sale now for $21, making it an affordable way to have some fun before the holidays.

Nov. 18 @ 8 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall - 1395 Presidents Cir, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

See iconic Smiths frontman Morrissey live on Nov. 18, just a few days before Thanksgiving, playing everything from the famous band's most famous songs to selections from his long-running solo career, such as new release "I Wish You Lonely" from new album Low in High School. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $55 to $85. Can't make it? He'll also be playing in Denver. In the meantime, see where Moz's "November Spawned a Monster" ranked on our list of the best songs about November. And remember, "Meat Is Murder," so you might want to skip the turkey come Thanksgiving dinner.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Nov. 21 @ 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Vivint Smart Home Arena - 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Thanksgiving may not be here yet, but Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming to town to get you in the Christmas spirit. Their annual Ghosts of Christmas Eve has become a tradition for both the band and fans, and the tour comes to Vivint Smart Home Arena for two shows a couple days before Thanksgiving on Nov. 21. The show is likely to be emotional for both the band and fans, as this year brought the losses of founding member Paul O'Neill and touring bassist David Z. Tickets are on sale now--click here for the matinee and here for the evening show. In the meantime, see where TSO's "Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)" ranks on our list of the best songs about December. And if you can't make it, the band will also be playing in Denver.

Katy Perry
Nov. 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
Vivint Smart Home Arena - 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Kick off the long holiday weekend on Friday, Nov. 24 with a concert from pop superstar Katy Perry, plus opening act Purity Ring, on her Witness tour. Tickets are on sale now right here on AXS. When she's not performing, you can catch Perry as a judge on the new incarnation of American Idol on ABC. Can't make it? The singer will also be performing in Denver.

The Used
Nov. 25 @ 8 p.m.
The Complex - 536 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Keep Thanksgiving weekend going on Saturday, Nov. 25 with rock band The Used at The Complex, along with special guest Glassjaw, in support of new album The Canyon. Tickets are on sale now for $32.