Summer nights with the stars season history since 2010


The Songs & Stories of Neil Diamond Starring Jack Wright

To kick-off the 2017 season, we welcome the homecoming of former Utahan. He’s here to celebrate the songs and life of the legendary Neil Diamond.

David Archuleta*

He’s practically part of the family by now…for the third year in a row we’ll welcome David Archuleta to Layton! David became a star when he was just 16.

Peter Cetera*

“The Next Time I Fall,” “Glory of Love,” “You’re the Inspiration,” just a few of this legend’s biggest hits. Peter Cetera sang lead for CHICAGO for many years and as a solo artist remains pop/rock royalty.

Ann Wilson of HEART*

Yes…THAT Ann Wilson of THAT HEART! All of the songs that make up the essence of Ann Wilson, songs that have influenced her life, her own hit singles, and your favorites of HEART!


In the year 1970, four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles came together to create a new style of music. Ambrosia is a five-time GRAMMY-nominated hit-maker.

Kathy Mattea

Are you ready for the Acoustic Living Room? What began as an experiment– trying out a wide range of new songs and styles with a fresh approach to singing– has become a successful full-blown tour, bringing Kathy’s music to lots of new fans in intimate venues across the country.

Chris Isaak*

Get ready for a SHOW! Chris Isaak is known as one of the most versitile and engaging live performers touring today. He is renowned for his signature 1950s rock ‘n’ roll style and crooner sound, as well as his soaring falsetto and reverb-laden music.

Nathan Pacheco

Who is this guy? A familiar question on December 9th and 10th as he opened for David Archuleta’s soaring Christmas stop in Layton. A question no more, Nathan Pacheco slayed Davis Arts Council’s audience with his soaring tenor and easy-going-yet-exciting stage presence. Not to be missed!

Stephen Bishop

If, like our Executive Director, you love 80s movies, you will no doubt know the songs of Stephen Bishop. Not only did he write the title song for TOOTSIE, but “It Might Be You” scored Stephen an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, and were music video pioneers of the MTV. The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll.

Idina Menzel**

The incredible voice behind smash hit “Let It Go” and the star of FROZEN, WICKED, RENT and GLEE, Idina Menzel stops in Utah for one night only during her 2017 World Tour.

The Drifters

The Drifter’s 2016 performance was the most requested command-return engagement of the season. We live to serve! Here they are, back again to sing, dance, and take us “Up On The Roof” to “Under The Boardwalk” to “On Broadway.”

Steep Canyon Rangers

Known for their collaborations with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and esteemed singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, it’s time for some Bluegrass the way it was meant to be played (or better)!

YES Featuring Jon Anderson | Trevor Rabin | Rick Wakeman*

We’re making a habit of it! Last season’s Rock and Roll Hall-of-Fame inductee, Chicago, stopped by The Kenley for a post-induction concert not to be rivaled. Except maybe by the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall-of-Fame Inductees YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman! Get ready to for some more Hall-of-Fame rock.

TOTO and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo**

The first show in “Summer Nights with the Stars” history to start at 7pm. For good reason: 2 full shows! 1 Ticket! 1 night only! Labor Day in Layton is a night to “bless the rains down in Africa” and for “running with the shadows of the night.” TOTO. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Enough said.

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

One very late night in early September of 2009 at an arts conference in Phoenix, AZ, DAC Executive Director, Kirt Bateman, walked unwittingly into a show case…not to scout out new talent but simply because he’s a fan of tap dancing. 20 minutes later, he had already begun negotiations for the group that hailed from Minnesota to come to The Kenley. Now eight seasons later, welcome RHYTHMIC CIRCUS back for a 3rd command performance!

Hotel California

September 16 is not only the closing of 2017’s summer season but it’s also Hill Air Force Base Appreciation Night, a Davis Arts tradition for more than a decade, and the group on hand to take us out, none other than Hotel California, saluting the music of The Eagles.


2016 Summer Tribute Video



GENTRI: The Gentleman’s Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained...

The HillBenders Present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

“Ever since I was a young boy I played the silver ball” Maybe not your standard bluegrass lyric,...

Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand*

Ryan Shupe is a master songwriter and has been an acclaimed musician since his youth. He combines...

The Beach Boys*

h The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that...

Amy Grant*

Amy Grant's career spans more than 30 years and stretches from her roots in gospel into becoming...


Hailed as one of the most important bands in music history since the dawn of the rock and roll...

Michael Martin Murphey

In the early 1970’s, Rolling Stone magazine called Michael Martin Murphey “one of the best...


The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking together, averaging over 100 shows a year,...

Marc Cohn’s 25th Anniversary Show

Marc Cohn is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his platinum-selling debut record with a series...

Simply Three and the Lyceum Music Festival Orchestra

The trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, known as Simply Three, has been...

The Drifters

Up on the Roof, Under the Boardwalk, This Magic Moment, Stand By Me, Save the Last Dance for Me....

Derik Nelson & Family

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family's signature sound features velvety...

Collin Raye

Collin Raye is one of the true country hit makers of the 1990’s, shooting to fame with Love, Me in...

Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne has earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation.  Osborne is...

Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled Starship through the 80’s and 90’s....


2015 Opening Night Bash Starring The Truman Brothers (2015)

The TRUMAN BROTHERS is a duo out of Nashville made up of brothers Ben and Chad Truman. Combining a...

The Doobie Brothers* (2015)

The Doobie Brothers have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven...

To Billie & Ella with Love: Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin (2015)

To Billie and Ella with love is a tribute to the unique vocal styling of two of the most prolific...

Paul Revere’s Raiders with Very Special Guest Mitch Ryder (2015)

“The show must go on.” That’s what late musician Paul Revere said to all the members of his band...

Erica Hansen Sings King, Carpenter, & Ronstadt (2015)

After her successful show here last year as Patsy Cline, the popular Erica Hansen returns this...

Indigo Girls* (2015)

Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to...

Mark Robinette’s Amp’d-Up Band Featuring Collin Raye (2015)

Country artist Collin Raye was one of the true hit makers of the 1990’s. Collin still continues to...

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers (2015)

Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s...

Imagine: Remembering the Fab Four (2015)

Remembering the Fab Four! That's what this Beatles tribute band is all about. The four lads joined...

Kansas* (2015)

KANSAS has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple...

Suzy Bogguss (2015)

Suzy has recorded ten albums for Capitol Records. She received a GRAMMY award (for Best...

Los Lonely Boys (2015)

Los Lonely Boys tale to date is already the stuff legends are made of: Playing behind their father...

AJ Croce: Two Generations of Music (2015)

Son of legend Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with opening for B.B. King at age 18. In the span of...

David Archuleta* (2015)

David Archuleta became a star when he was just 16.  He has released six albums and won numerous...

 2014 Season – click for show details


Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

Show Layton Your Talent 5: The Junior Edition

Three Dog Night*

The Music of Motown with Changing Lanes Experience

Eclipse 6

Indigo Girls*

Herman’s Hermit’s Starring Peter Noone

Bill Cosby* (two performances)

Danielle Bradbury

Crescent Super Band

Thompson Square* (HAFB Appreciation Night 2014)

A Tribute to Patsy Cline Starring Erica Hansen

Blood, Sweat & Tears Featuring Bo Bice

DAC The Halls:  One Voice Children’s Choir and Eclipse 6


2013-click for show details

Midlife Crisis and Code Blue

A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

The Happy Together Tour

Huey Lewis and the News*

Judy Collins

Due West

Wayne Brady*

Family Night Starring Recess Monkey

Rough Stock

Shakespeare In The Park: As You Like It*

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

Mindy Gledhill & Peter Breinholt


2012-click for show details

Show Layton Your Talent IV

David Cassidy

Thurl Bailey with the Amp’d Up Band

A Tribute to Peter, Paul & Mary AND Simon & Garfunkel

The Society Improv Show Starring Kirby Heyborne

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Family Night with Ventriloquist Kevin Johnson

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

Romeo & Juliet

Rosanne Cash

Air Supply*

Olivia Newton-John*


2011-click for show details

Show Layton Your Talent III

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Alex Boye: AMP’D UP

Indigo Girls*

Imagine: Remembering the Fab Four

David Osmond

Darryl Worley

Family Night with Joel Ward (Magician)

Mid-Summer Night’s Dream

Kenny Loggins*


2010-click for show details

Show Layton Your Talent II

3 Redneck Tenors

The Grass Roots – cancelled

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

Michael Harrison

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

Rita Moreno*

Joe Muscolino Band

Josh Turner*

Ryan Shupe & The Rubberband

Pump Boys & Dinettes


2009-click for show details

Show Layton Your Talent

Gary Puckett

The Joe Muscolino Band

The Osmond Brothers

An Evening with Joan Baez*

Children’s Plays by Active Stages

Band of Annuals

Crystal Gayle

The Blanks

Grand Funk Railroad*

The Fantasticks


2008-click for show details

Lynnette Thredgold

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Cold Creek

Richard Marx*

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Jan & Dean: Starring Dean Torrence

Imagine: Remembering the Fab Four


Singin’ in the Rain

Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband


2007-click for show details

Greg Allman*

Perla Batalla

Jake Shimabukuro

The Greencards

The Crescent Super Band

Cowboy Crush


Kurt Bestor and the Utah Symphony*

Bjorn Again

Jim Gaffigan*

The Secret Garden

Red Rock Rondo

Gordon Lightfoot*

Harry Lee & the Back Alley Blues

The Legendary Porch Pounders



Blind Boys of Alabama

Dionne Warwick*

Seals and Seals

“A Night on Broadway” with George Dyer

Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band

Jim Brickman*


Debby Boone- A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band*



“In the Mood” with 3+3




Gypsy Soul

Bo Diddley

Charlie Bisharat & Band

The Temptations*

The Charlie Daniels Band*

Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night*

The Lovin Spoonful

Midlife Crisis


The Smothers Brothers*

Gift Horse



Voice Male

Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir


Herman Hermits with Peter Noone

Bobby Vinton

Fire on the Mountain

Robin Hood

Enoch Train

Knights of Freedom


The Cadillacs

Sam Cardon & Michael Dowdle

Manhattan Transfer*


Utah A’Cappella Fest



Utah Hispanic Dance Alliance


Legends of Yesterday

The 5th Dimension*

Much Ado About Nothing

George Dyer

David Gates of Bread

The Drifters

The Oak Ridge Boys*


Fire on the Mountain

Pirates of Penzance

Big Band

Maren Ord

Greg Simpson




Julie De Azevedo

Tony Danza

You Can’t Take it With You

Enoch Train

Connie Stevens

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

T Minus Five

Sergio Mendes and Brasil 2002


Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Don Mclean*

Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band

Jon Schmidt




Time Behrens performs…The McManus Comedies

Prairie Crooners

Roy Clark

Rich Little

Ivory Keyboard Quartet


McCoslyn & Payne

L.A. Guitar Quartet

West Side Story

Stefon Harris

Gordon Lightfoot

Soul Patrol




Damn Yankees

Peter Breinholt

Legends in Concert

Ryan Shupe & the Rubber Band

Don’t Drink the Water

Glen Campbell

Smothers Brothers

Summerfest Folk Dancers


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Sergio Mendes and Brasil 2000


*indicates a special engagement not part of the regular season ticket


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