As the season is warming up, so are the performances on Temple Square. Bring a friend and head to Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City for high-quality, family friendly entertainment or join virtually from anywhere in the world to experience the inspiring impact of music. The events below are free of charge and open to the public. Many more events will be added in the coming months, and you can see the full list of detailed, continually updated event information on www.templesquare.org.
Friday, June 3
Concerts in the Park
7:30 p.m. Brigham Young Historic Park
Free, in-person event. No tickets required.
Kick off the weekend each Friday evening this summer at the Brigham Young Historic Park. Temple Square’s long-standing summer series always features a wide range of musical styles, and 2022’s scheduled concerts include Mariachi, Broadway, Celtic bagpipes, folk, barbershop, jazz and swing, and more.
The June 3 concert will feature Phoenix Jazz and Swing Band performing big band favorites. A limited number of chairs are provided, but feel free to bring your own or a blanket and a snack. Free parking is also available in the North Office Building lot on a first come first served basis.
Click here for a full list and more information about this summer’s Brigham Young Historic Park’s Concerts in the Park.
Join us virtually on Saturday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. MST for the Strive to Be Concert “Trust in the Lord” broadcast. The concert features songs from the 2022 Youth Theme album performed by album singers and guests. The album (available for free download), is now in its seventh year and this is the fourth year Temple Square has featured a concert with the album and singers. Enjoy this live band and performers and learn about what makes these songs meaningful to them.
How to Watch
Watch the live stream on June 4 on broadcast.ChurchofJesusChrist.org (available for two weeks) and on the Strive to Be YouTube channel.
The recorded concert will also be available to watch on-demand on Gospel Media and Gospel Library.
Sunday, June 5
“Music of Hope and Inspiration” by the Auburn United Methodist Church Chancel Choir
7:00 p.m. Assembly Hall on Temple Square
Free, in-person event. No tickets required.
Temple Square Performances is privileged to present the Auburn United Methodist Church Chancel Choir from Auburn, Alabama. This accomplished choir will perform a concert of sacred and inspirational music entitled “Music of Hope and Inspiration” on Sunday, June 5.
The choir is excited to perform inspirational works including:
- “When You Believe” from Prince of Egypt.
- “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” arranged by Mark Hayes.
- “Music in the Air,” arranged by Ryan Murphy.
- “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” arranged by Peter Wilhousky.
Sacred favorites will include these arrangements by Mack Wilberg:
- “High on the Mountain Top”
- “How Firm a Foundation”
- “It Is Well with My Soul”
The group performs in a wide range of musical styles to inspire its audiences with a message of hope, joy, and peace.
More information can be found by visiting the “Events” section at www.templesquare.org.
While visiting Temple Square, you can also take advantage of a number of exhibits and interactive experiences such as
- A replica of sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s masterpiece, the Christus in the Conference Center
- Seasonal broadcast of Sunday morning’s Music & the Spoken Word featuring The Tabernacle Choir.
- Multiple art installations showcasing artwork of Christ, His ministry, and His Resurrection as recorded in the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon.
- Exhibits throughout the Conference Center showcasing the history of the Saints in the Salt Lake area as well as the history of the Salt Lake Temple.
- A 17-minute orientation film in the Conference Center Theater providing a welcome to Temple Square, including information about the construction of the Salt Lake Temple.
- The “Why We Gather” film in the main Conference Center auditorium that shares the history of the Conference Center and how it’s used today.
- Original photos, artifacts, and information about the Salt Lake Temple’s original construction in the Conference Center east lobby and third floor.
- Bronze sculptures throughout the Conference Center depicting key moments of Latter-day Saint history.
- The Conference Center’s third-floor observation deck, which provides views of the north side of the Salt Lake Temple seismic renovation project and a scaled-down cutout replica of the Salt Lake Temple.
- Free guided and self-guided tours for individuals, families, and large groups.
- The Conference Center rooftop gardens, which host acres of native trees and grasses reflecting the meadowlands of Utah. The roof also includes a stunning view of the Salt Lake Temple seismic renovation project.
- The interactive Family Discovery Experience in the Family History Library, connecting visitors with information from FamilySearch’s vast databases to give insights into your ancestral homeland, the origins of your name, and the culture of your ancestors.
- The 12th International Art Competition: “All Are Alike Unto God” in the Church History Museum featuring recent work of 148 Latter-day Saint artists expressing inclusion, diversity, community, and the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for all humanity.
- The Temples Dot the Earth exhibit in the Church History Museum designed for children to learn about temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- The exhibit on Joseph F. Smith’s Vision of the Redemption of the Dead, showcasing several historical items related to a beautiful vision found in Latter-day scriptures, in Doctrine and Covenants 138, in the Beehive House.