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Exciting Pioneer Day concerts you don’t want to miss this summer

As the sun sets later in the evenings and the nights get warmer, opportunities abound to spend time outdoors with your family. July is a great time to celebrate our collective heritage through music, especially this year as more venues open back up to the public. Here are two great opportunities to celebrate Pioneer Day with your family—concert style.

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“Love Thy Neighbor: A Special Tabernacle Choir Event”

Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, 2022
8:00 p.m. MT in the Conference Center on Temple Square

This special concert is the first major musical event open to the general public since March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic limited the Choir’s live performances on Temple Square.

Musical selections will feature songs centered on the theme of love, friendship, and kindness. Examples include, “Fill the World with Love” from Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and “Hold On” from The Secret Garden, “Love One Another,” “Where Love Is,” and “Thankful.” Latter-day Saint and Utah Pioneers will also be celebrated with songs such as “They, the Builders of the Nation,” and one of the Choir’s signature anthems “Come, Come, Ye Saints.”

To get your free tickets for Friday, July 15 or Saturday, July 16, visit All tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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“A Pioneer Day Concert: Celebrating Our Collective History”

Friday, July 22, 2022
8:00 p.m. MT at This Is The Place Heritage Park

Celebrate Pioneer Day with family and friends as Deseret Book presents "A Pioneer Day Concert: Celebrating Our Collective History" at This Is The Place Heritage Park. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy inspiring music under the stars. Enjoy live, in-person performances from The Bonner Family, Alex Boyé, Truman Brothers, Calee Reed, The Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir, and Dallyn Vail Bayles, as we commemorate and honor our collective pioneer history.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert will run from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The concert experience will also include a train ride from the This Is The Place Heritage Park entrance to the concert area with a tour of the park on the way to the concert grounds.

General admission tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for ages 3–17. Children under the age of 2 are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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