Ellen Eccles Theatre
The Ellen Eccles Theatre — and the various theaters associated with it — is the hub for those with a taste for more classical art forms. The theatre is owned by the City of Logan and is operated by the Cache Valley Center for the Arts, a local non-profit organization. Jazz, opera, and classical music is frequently showcased here along with ballet performances and musical theater productions.
For those who are planning to spend their summer here in Logan, the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre may be just the summer event to schedule into your plans. This summer’s festival features several musicals including Ragtime, Show Boat, and Peter Pan (Logan’s opera and musical champion Michael Ballam is playing Captain Hook). The festival will also have classical performances and much more. Additionally, students with a valid student ID get 25% off ticket prices.
What better way to spend a Saturday morning than sipping a fine cup of coffee and listening to bluegrass? In all fairness, Caffe Ibis doesn’t always showcase live bluegrass every Saturday but it has some form of light-hearted, live acoustic music scheduled on a weekly basis. Aside from live music, the cafe often has local art showings which can also be a real treat.
You’ll find Caffe Ibis all over Logan. Officially formed in 1985 as Straw Ibis Market and Cafe, it evolved into Caffe Ibis as it is known today — a local’s gleaming staple, gently nestled in on Federal Avenue. Aside from its espresso bar and live music, breakfast and lunch menus are available via its very own deli.
Keep in mind that the cafe does not offer wi-fi.
Jack’s Wood Fired Oven
For local music and local food, check out Jack’s Wood Fired Oven. The local ingredients include raw honey from a family owned farm just minutes away, hand-crafted cheeses from Rockhill Creamery, artisan bread from Crumb Brothers, grass-fed beef from Appenzell Farm, and locally milled flour just blocks away at Central Milling. Logan may be small, but there is fair amount of delicious local food. And while you enjoy some incredible pizza, you can also listen to some local bands every Friday and Saturday evening. Check out Jack’s Wood Fired Oven Facebook page to see who’s playing.
Canyon Jams Concert Series
On Saturday nights Stokes Nature Center, which is just a brisk walk up the river trail in Logan Canyon, hosts The Canyon Jams Concert Series. Listen to some bluegrass tunes next to the river in the evening, and the $10 admission fee goes to support nature education.