O.C. TANNER AMPHITHEATER
DSU's Tanner Amphitheater is Utah's premier outdoor theater with the cliffs of Zion as a jaw-dropping backdrop. This is the best-kept secret amongst outdoor venues in the country. Rentals of the Tanner Amphitheater are available from May to September. Visit our contact page for more information.
Utah Symphony - From The Canyons to the Stars
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Join us for this melding of music and nature as the Utah Symphony showcases its extraordinary artistry in Messiaen’s masterpiece From the Canyons to the Stars…, performed against the stunning backdrop of Zion Canyon’s red-rock cliffs with Music Director Thierry Fischer conducting.
From the Canyons to the Stars… became a deeply spiritual experience for Messiaen and he avowed that it was written to “glorify God in the beauties of His creations.” The work is in three parts, each concluding with his depiction of one of Southern Utah’s majestic landscapes. In the natural amphitheater of Cedar Breaks, he was overwhelmed with its “wild and colorful beauty” and a feeling of “immense solitude.” In Bryce Canyon, which he felt convinced was the most beautiful place on the planet, he heard bright E-major chords in his mind as he gazed upon the red rocks. Zion Park inspired the “ultimate joy” and he translated this into a triumphant finale.
Make your plans now to experience this immense artistic undertaking, immersed in the natural beauty that inspired it.
Spirit of Polynesia - Siva Pasefika
Saturdays, June 18 - August 27, 2022
Southern Utah's only Polynesian Dinner and Show!
Take a trip with us through the beautiful islands of Polynesia! Happening at the majestic O.C Tanner Amphitheater. Located at the foot of Zion national park. Witness the Hula of Hawaii, the Fire Knife of Samoa, the Kailau of Tonga, the Meke of Fiji, the Otea of Tahiti, and the infamous Haka of New Zealand! Sit back relax and feel the SPIRIT OF POLYNESIA!
Zion Canyon Music Festival
September 23 & 24, 2022
The Zion Canyon Music Festival is always planned on the last weekend of September and is a 2 day event. Be sure to attend both days of of music, food, arts, crafts… and fun!
Held at the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater, those who attend the event may easily browse through a variety of original art, fine craft vendors as well as several local restaurant booths.