We’re Excellence, A Nonprofit Dedicated to Utah Musicians

We host weekly free in-person concerts along with live-streaming the performances on our Facebook page. Click play to watch our live stream!

Upcoming FREE Concerts


wed08feb7:30 pm9:00 pmHarry Lee & Back Alley Blues7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Salt Lake City and Gallivan Center Events

wed15feb7:30 pm9:00 pmJunction City Blues Band7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Gallivan Center

wed22feb7:30 pm9:00 pmCJ Drisdom & Friends7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Gallivan Center

Excellence’s Mission

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.

Your Ticket Has Been Paid For

We believe that high-quality music should be available to everyone regardless of their economic circumstances, for this reason since 2012 all our events have been free. With tickets being paid for by our generous sponsors.

"I started Excellence in the Community out of a desire to create more and better performance opportunities for Utah musicians."

Jeff Whiteley
Managing Director

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.

Concert History

Since our first event in 2005, we have presented over 985 concerts. Since moving to the Gallivan Center in December 2011, all of our concerts have been offered free to the public.

Pandemic Live-Stream Concerts

In March 2020, Excellence began live-streaming concers from the Gallivan Center and has since garnered over 12,000,000 views and 96,600 hours of viewing time.