Loco 4 Local! Episode 2: Will Sartain

Luke Davies, K-UTE Director of Local Music

Will Sartain
Will Sartain

Having spent nearly 20 years in the SLC entertainment industry,

Will Sartain knows the ins and outs of our city, perhaps more than anyone else. From an employee to an owner of local venues, he’s gotten his hands dirty in the SLC music scene. Sartain is the co-owner of Sartain and Saunders LLC, the company which owns SLC’s three most prominent small venues: Kilby Court, The Metro Music Hall, and The Urban Lounge.

In our second episode of Loco 4 Local!, we talked with Will Sartain about his experience as a venue owner over the past year; lockdown and social distancing have had a dramatic impact on the entertainment industry. The National Independent Venues Association recently said that of the members they surveyed, nearly 90% said that without financial assistance in the near future, they will be forced to close permanently. Luckily for Sartain & Saunders, this is not the case. Find out how they’re managing these culturally and financially tumultuous times by tuning in!