Out and about: Sara Watkins among notable shows in valley infected with Bieber fever

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Sara Watkins

Spotlight • The 31-year-old fiddler and singer has visited Utah several times since her bluegrass group Nickel Creek disbanded, memorably singing with the Decemberists at a Twilight Concert (adding the female harmonies that Gillian Welch contributed to the Portland band's "The King Is Dead" album) as well as a guest stint with Garrison Keillor at a Red Butte Garden show. Those touring experiences, as well as performing since she was 8, helped create Watkins' 2012 album "Sun Midnight Sun," her second and most accomplished solo record. This year promises to be another busy one for Watkins, who spent much of 2012 playing opening gigs on tours. "I'm excited to headline a lot," Watkins said in a phone interview. "I opened a lot for Dawes and my friend Jackson Browne." And if you want to see even more of Watkins, she will be featured in an upcoming episode of BYUtv's beguiling series "The Song That Changed My Life." Watkins politely declined to spoil the surprise by revealing the song, but spoke eloquently about the idea that a single song can change lives. "It was a pivotal point when I was 15," she said. "It was seeing beyond your previous life and childhood. I became aware of a different kind of songwriting." Ruth Moody opens, and as a special treat, Sara's brother Sean Watkins (also a founding member of Nickel Creek) will accompany his sister in her backing band.

When • Saturday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $18-$65 at ecclescenter.org or 435-655-3114

Camp Lo

Veteran rap duo Camp Lo, featuring rappers Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede, formed in 1995 in the Bronx.

When • Friday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m.

Where • Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City

Tickets • $13 at 24Tix

Singer-songwriters in concert

Intermountain Acoustic Music Association Local Concert Series presents singer-songwriters Marv Hamilton, Wren, Wayne Gordon and Rob Harmon.

When •Friday, Jan. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive, Cottonwood Heights

Tickets • $10 at door ($5 for IAMA members)

Rockin' out with Flamingo

The Bhutanese Community presents its Celebrating the Youth Concert featuring rock band Flamingo.

When • Saturday, Jan. 5, at 4 p.m.

Where • Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $10 at door

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber will perform his "Believe" tour in this sold-out EnergySolutions Arena show.

When • Saturday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m.

Where • EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Sold out

Bill Charlap Trio with Freddy Cole

Pianist Bill Charlap joins forces with vocalist (and brother of Nat King Cole) Freddy Cole for an evening of jazz favorites from the Great American Songbook. See our preview at http://bit.ly/UnE3HN.

When • Saturday, Jan. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25 at ArtTix

Graham Funke

SKAM artist DJ Graham Funke is a celebrity DJ noted as a top turntablist.

When • Saturday, Jan. 5, at 8 p.m.

Where • Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $10 at SmithsTix

Woe Is Me

Metalcore band Woe Is Me performs with special guests Texas in July and Capture the Crown.

When • Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m.

Where • In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $13 at SmithsTix