Arts & Entertainment
This concert series offers everything from barbershop quartets to ballroom dancing, to acrobats! There seems to be no limit to the range of talent that can be enjoyed and celebrated during throughout the concert season, which runs year round.
"Tuacahn" is an adaptation from the Mayan word meaning Teotihuacan, meaning "Canyon of the Gods." Built in Padre Canyon and surrounded by 1500-foot spectacular red Navajo Sandstone cliffs, the 2,000 seat Tuacahn Amphitheater was created to awaken the nobility of the human soul and transmit light and hope to people everywhere through arts and education.
Celebrating over 25 years, the theatre brings "Broadway in the Desert" to brilliant Southern Utah. The intimate outdoor theater is enhanced by the brilliant, natural red rock back drop. Throughout June to mid October, Tuacahn features the finest quality actors from across the country, in some of Broadway's greatest productions in both the outdoor amphitheater and indoor Hafen Theater. Concerts in the spring and fall feature classic rock, country, tribute bands, and comedy. America, Journey, Kansas, Willie Nelson, Marie Osmond, LeAnn Rimes, Jay Leno, and Brian Regan have performed on the Tuacahn stage. Tuacahn offers a gift gallery, café, and a popular Saturday Market. A night out at Tuacahn is a night not soon forgotten.
The Kayenta Art Village is an enclave of art galleries and studios. It includes a theatre, annual art festival, and gift shops. Its array of arts-oriented enterprises offer fine art, gifts, photography, events, pottery, classes, yoga, and gourmet food at the popular Xeteva Café. The Kayenta Center for the Arts in the Art Village is a premier venue for awareness, appreciation, education, and enjoyment of diverse artistic endeavors where you can attend many different productions. Whether it be experienced as an arts center, a retail center, or just a place to relax and explore, the Kayenta Art Village is open to the public; everyone is welcome.
Formerly a sugar beet storage facility, the space has been transformed into an elegant showcase for the arts. In addition to the many programs and events that the Museum hosts, the Family Discovery Center provides materials for kids to create their own art during weekly programs throughout the year.
Located in the heart of historic downtown St. George on Tabernacle Street, the Electric Theater is a city-owned facility that serves as a downtown anchor for the arts, while collaborating with and supporting, promoting, and fostering visual and performing arts groups for emerging artists. Thus, it educates, strengthens, and inspires access and exposure to a diverse program of arts for the community.
The first public building built by the settlers was the St. George Social Hall. It was built in 1862 as a place of recreation, entertainment, and education.
During the early 1900's to the mid 1920's, the Social Hall was called the "Opera House" because of the many operettas and vaudeville shows that were presented. It functioned for 50 years as the center of Southern Utah's cultural activities. A generation of pioneers cast their heavy loads aside and laughed, cried, smiled, and cheered.
In the 1930's the Social Hall/Opera House was sold and used as a sugar beet seed cleaning plant for many years. Later, it was abandoned -- not a fitting end for such a grand lady. The laugher, once gone, has now returned to this historic place. The Opera House is a theater-in-the-round and home of the St. George Musical Theater, now in its seventh season, showcasing local residents' professional performances in popular plays and musicals. The Social Hall is also a place to have a root beer float with the mayor as part of the city's Heritage Day celebration!