Event Spotlight: The Complex

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Monday, February 5th, 2018
Event Spotlight: The Complex

If you’re a fan of live events, particularly live music, then there’s no better place for you than The Complex! As Salt Lake City’s live music and entertainment headquarters, this 42,000 square foot venue features multiple national and international touring artists year-round.

Check out some of the details about The Complex’s rocking venues and artists!

Rockwell is the largest venue at The Complex, clocking in at 16,500 square feet with a 2500 person capacity. This space is incredible. Not only does it have a pounding 85,000 watt, state-of-the-art, JBL line array sound system, its LED lighting system comes with over 20 moving fixtures and other lighting effects for the ultimate concert experience. Attendees 21 and over can enjoy the bar area, which features a full-service bar and a beer-only bar for fast service.

If you love audio so intense that your heart beats in time with the bass, then The Grand’s 30,000 watt JBL Line Array sound system will rock your world. As the second largest venue at The Complex, the 4500 square foot space holds 850 people for standing room only shows. There’s plenty of space to rock out on the main floor, as well as a sweet 21+ bar mezzanine in the back of the room.

Exclusively for 21 and older guests, Vertigo offers a full-service bar, two mezzanines, and VIP seating. If you like to spend your Saturday nights partying until 3AM and singing karaoke, you’ll definitely want to check out one of the club nights or dance parties hosted here. And if you run out of fuel halfway through the night, there’s a concession area in the lobby that serves food, snacks, soda, and energy drinks.

Rounding out the quartet of awesome venues at The Complex, Papa Wolf’s is the most chill room of the four. Operating as a 21+ Bar and Lounge, this venue features a full-service bar, plenty of seating, and eight TVs. Whenever extra space is needed during a concert, events in Rockwell and The Grand are live-streamed into Papa Wolf’s, so you won’t miss a second of the main stage if you decide to take a breather and relax with a drink.

The venues are awesome, but so are the artists. The Complex hosts bands from all genres, including hip hop, EDM, metal, indie, and everything in between. Just in the next four months, you can get your tickets for Miguel, Walk the Moon, Andrew McMahon, and New Found Glory! Plus, events like art galas, boxing, MMA fights, and movie premiers are not uncommon at The Complex.

Intrigued yet? Check out the list of upcoming events and see if one of your favorite artists is playing! Plus, don’t forget to check out The Complex’s ABQ concert list, with shows held at Albuquerque’s Historic El Rey Theater.

“Live music is one of the greatest experiences out there. A fan creating an everlasting memory with their favorite artist is everything to us and the reason we do what we do. Our goal is to provide an environment where this can happen, whether it’s in the largest live music venue in Downtown SLC (Rockwell) or one of our smaller, more intimate venues (The Grand / Vertigo).  We’re so honored to be a part of Salt Lake City’s exploding music scene. Artist after artist continue to be blown away by the energy SLC crowds bring to live music events, and we’ll continue to curate those experiences for our city.” – Steve Loso, Marketing Director, The Complex