The Kenley Amphitheater

In 1995, Davis Arts Council partnered with Layton City, corporate sponsors, and private donors to build the Edward A. Kenley Centennial Amphitheater. Since that time Davis Arts Council has proudly packed it each summer with some of the greatest talents of our time: Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Olivia Newton-John, The Beach Boys, and REO Speedwagon to name a few.  To view the history of concerts at the Kenley, visit our Season History Page.

The Kenley is right in the heart of Layton Park and can hold 1800 people at capacity. We like to think of the Kenley as one of the many gems of Layton. If you’re interested in renting the amphitheater, visit the Layton City Parks and Recreation website or call (801) 336-3900.

The Kenley Amphitheater

Policies and Procedures

TICKETS: Davis Arts Council is the only authorized and official ticket seller for Summer Nights with the Stars and DAC the Halls events. Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources may be counterfeit or otherwise invalid. Any purchases from unauthorized sources are at your own risk. Tickets may not be copied or reproduced in any form. Management reserves the right to revoke any privilege of admission to any person who possesses a counterfeit or invalid ticket. Tickets may not be resold within 500 feet of the venue.

LINE:  At least one member of every party must stay in line at all times. Any unattended items left in line will be removed and taken to lost and found.

GATES: Gates open approximately one hour prior to the start of the show for Summer Nights with the Stars and 30 minutes prior to the start of the show for Free Sunday Night Concerts and Free Friday Films. Patron chairs and or belongings may NOT be placed in the amphitheater before the gates open.

CHAIRS: Standard lawn/fold-up camping chairs are allowed. NO  HIGH-BACK AND/OR LOUNGE CHAIRS. Blankets and beach chairs are allowed but not recommended as visibility could be an issue. (Picture illustrates required chair dimensions.) Management reserves the right to remove or relocate any and all non-compliant chairs.

PHOTOS: Audio/video recording or live streaming of any kind is strictly prohibited. Non-flash photos with your small hand-held device from your seat are only permitted at the artist’s discretion.

CONCESSIONS & OUTSIDE FOOD: Our vendor, Nacho Mamas, offers a variety of options including hamburgers, hot dogs, Philly cheesesteaks, nachos, water, soda, popcorn, candy, ice cream, and chips. Credit cards are accepted.

You are welcome to bring in your own food and non-alcoholic drinks. Personal size coolers are allowed but must be stored under chairs.


ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS: All events are wheelchair accessible. Please state your requests at the time you purchase tickets. ASL interpreters are available with prior notice of two weeks.

Wheelchair seating is intended for patrons who use a wheelchair. The venue reserves the right to relocate and charge the difference in price in the event that such tickets are being used by a patron who is not using a wheelchair, mobility scooter, or other applicable mobility devices.

For more information on accessibility and accommodations, please visit our Accessibility page.

SMOKING & ALCOHOL: State law prohibits smoking, vaping, and alcohol in and surrounding The Kenley Amphitheater.

ANIMALS: Only certified service animals are allowed in the venue. Management reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission to any person who brings non-service, emotional support, or companion animal into the venue.

SAFETY: Federal law requires that you follow all posted notices, as well as instructions from security, staff, and ushers.

LOST & FOUND: The house manager will hold the items found in the amphitheater until the end of the performance. Thereafter, please visit or contact the DAC office at 801-546-8575. Any items not claimed within 30 days following the season’s final show will be donated to charity.

WEATHER: All Summer Nights With the Stars shows are rain or shine. We ask that you be prepared for inclement weather should it occur. We do allow umbrellas into our venue but please be respectful of those around you when using your umbrella.

PARKING: Parking at The Kenley Amphitheater is free! Parking spots are available on the north side of the venue, along Wasatch Drive, or across the street at Layton High School.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: If you have additional questions, call our office at 801-546-8575 for more information.