Tickets Go Quickly for Pioneer Day Concert
Salt Lake City — Young fans and others eager to see up-and-coming Latter-day Saint artists Lindsey Stirling and Nathan Pacheco quickly grabbed up all available tickets to this year’s Pioneer Day concert, which will be on July 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
But that doesn’t mean fans won’t be able to watch the concert, which also features the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. For the first time, the concert will be streamed live on the Choir’s new website on Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m. mountain time. Watch the stream.
It is expected that the hip-hop violinist and pop-opera tenor will draw a younger-than-usual audience, a fact that pleases Choir president Ron Jarrett, who has made it one of the goals of his tenure to help the Choir be more accessible to young people. “Lindsey and Nathan are the kinds of artists that young people have on their iPods,” says President Jarrett. “We consciously chose these two artists to appeal to a younger generation, and young people responded eagerly. Our ticket supply disappeared before our eyes.”
President Jarrett reminds those without tickets to not be discouraged. “I’ll let you on to a little secret,” says Jarrett. “In my experience, those who are patient enough to wait in the standby line are almost always admitted to the Conference Center.” Those interested in standby seating should queue up at the north gate on Temple Square on both evenings. There will also be overflow seating in the Tabernacle, where fans can watch the concert on the Tabernacle’s big screens.
A limited number of tickets for each night will also be given away through the Choir’s Facebook page in a special drawing.
And in another first for guest artists performing with the Tabernacle Choir, Lindsey and Nathan will be participating in a Google+ hangout on Tuesday, July 16, at 4:30 p.m. Fans will be able to ask questions and interact firsthand with these talented musicians.
In addition, both Stirling and Pacheco will be guest artists on the Music & the Spoken Word broadcast in the Conference Center on July 21 at 9:30 a.m. Please arrive early.
The Pioneer Day concert is a celebration of the courage of Mormon pioneers who made the historic trek to Salt Lake City in 1847. Today, Salt Lake City is the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a global faith with over 14 million members.