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Deseret Book presents ‘A Pioneer Day Concert: Celebrating Our Collective History’


Through song, dance, and stories, Deseret Book will be honoring pioneers whose stories historically have gone untold, including the indigenous people who were present in Utah before they arrived.

On July 22, 2022, a monument was erected at This is the Place Heritage Park honoring African American pioneers that were part of the vanguard handcart company that first entered the Salt Lake Valley. Now, one year later, a special Pioneer Day Concert hosted by Deseret Book will honor these and other important pioneers by telling their stories and letting their legacy help expand our definition of what makes a pioneer.

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Deseret Book Presents—A Pioneer Day Concert: Celebrating our Collective History

Saturday, July 22, 2023
8–9:30 p.m.
This Is The Place Heritage Park

This unique concert will highlight and celebrate pioneers whose stories have traditionally gone untold, including the indigenous people who lived in Utah before the vanguard company and other Latter-day Saints arrived.

The evening will feature live in-person performances and storytelling from The Bonner Family, The Truman Brothers, Darren Parry, Abraham Thomas, Terry Goedel, Heather Parker, Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, Brandon Pak, and ROC: Remembering Our Culture.

Tickets for the event cost $25 for Premium seating with exclusive access to venue-provided chairs closest to the stage, $15 for an Adult lawn ticket, and $10 for a Youth lawn ticket for ages 3–12 years old. Children 2 years and younger do not need a ticket. All guests with lawn tickets may bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to sit on, and all lawn seating is first-come, first-served.

All tickets also include entrance to the Treasure House Amphitheater at This Is The Place Heritage Park and a scenic train ride from the gate to the concert grounds.

The gate for the concert opens at 7 p.m. and the scenic train will end its shuttle service at 7:40 p.m.. Parking is available in the Pioneer Center lots east and south of the Welcome Center.

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