Focus On Utah Musicians

Creating more and better performance opportunities for Utah musicians


Utah Artists Matter

Utah has incredible talent that deserves performance opportunities.


Supporting Utah Artists

Enhancing the quality of life in Utah, one concert at a time, one community at a time.


Promoting Diversity


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18dec7:30 pm9:00 pmQ’d Up with Kelly Eisenhower@ Gallivan Center, 7:30pm


06jan7:30 pm9:00 pmJosh Wright - Classical Piano@ Peery's Egyptian Theatre, 7:30pm

06jan7:30 pm9:00 pmTad Calcara & New Deal Swing@ Covey Center for the Arts, 7:30pm

08jan7:30 pm9:00 pmCandido Jesse Abeyta Quintet@ Gallivan Center, 7:30pm

11jan7:00 pm9:00 pmPosh Rhythm Orchestra@ Library's Viridian Center, 7:30pm

15jan7:30 pm9:00 pmLouisiana 801@ Gallivan Center, 7:30pm

22jan7:30 pm9:00 pmMariachi de mi Tierra@ Gallivan Center, 7:30pm

29jan7:30 pm9:00 pmCorey Christiansen Guitar Trio@ Gallivan Center, 7:30pm

Mission Statement: Excellence in the Community creates more and better performance opportunities for Utah’s finest musicians. Communities are enhanced as people come together to recognize and experience the accomplishments of deserving artists. Our programs foster social, economic and community development. Music to match the mountains.

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120 Free Concerts

Presented in 2018

In 2018, Excellence presented 120 free concerts in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Provo, Holladay, Ogden, Gunnison, Helper, Fillmore, Price, Grantsville, Brigham City, Duchesne, and Ogden.

Your ticket has been paid for

Our mission is to support every community and individual regardless of their economic circumstances. We believe that high-quality music should be available to everyone that wishes to listen, for this reason since 2012 all our events have been free.

Excellence’s History

Excellence in the Community grew out of Jeff Whiteley’s experiences as a street musician in Paris. Founded in 2005, Excellence in the Community is 501 C3 nonprofit organization based on the premise that Utah’s best musicians and dancers represent a powerful resource for bringing people together and enhancing communities. We work to create more and better performance opportunities for Utah artists. Since our first event in 2005, we have presented over 640 concerts. Since moving to the Gallivan Center in December 2011, all of our concerts have been offered free to the public.

With a focus on quality musicianship and a great diversity of musical styles, our concerts appeal to a broad range of age groups. We are pleased to see many families with young children in our audiences.

Excellence’s Videos

A few clips showing what to expect from an Excellence Concert

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