43rd Lindquist Pops Concert & Fireworks set for July 17 at WSU
OGDEN, Utah – The annual Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks is set to attract thousands of people to Weber State University from 9-11 p.m. on July 17.
Initiated by John A. and Telitha E. Lindquist in 1978, the Lindquist Pops is a longstanding tradition in northern Utah that brings the community together each year. John E. Lindquist, President of Lindquist Mortuaries and Cemeteries in Ogden, proudly continues this tradition.
“The Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks is one of the summer highlights for Northern Utah,” Weber State President Brad Mortensen said. “We appreciate the generous support of the Lindquist Family, the talented musicians, and the dedication of our Weber State team to make this event possible. We welcome the opportunity to invite our greater community to our beautiful campus for what promises to be another extraordinary celebration.”
The New American Philharmonic, directed by Shannon Roberts, will provide a free 60-minute concert beginning at 9 p.m. at the Ada Lindquist Plaza. The performance will include a selection of patriotic music, featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with a battery of 16 cannons provided by Cannoneers of the Wasatch to accompany. The group has provided the cannons each year for the concert since it started in 1978.
At approximately 10 p.m., attendees will enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in Utah, accompanied by the symphony. Due to drought conditions, extra precautions are being exercised with this year’s fireworks display, including the possibility of canceling the show if wind and weather conditions pose threats.
Several food trucks will be on hand to sell drinks and refreshments. On-campus parking and seating will be available, but may be limited due to ongoing construction of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system through campus. The roundabouts off Harrison Boulevard and Dixon Drive will be closed to traffic. Access to campus will be through Edvalson Street and Birch and Taylor avenues.
Guests traveling in motorhomes or larger vehicles are encouraged to park on the east side of campus near Stewart Stadium. The Dee Events Center also offers additional parking.
To minimize damage to the grounds, attendees may not leave blankets or chairs to save spaces before 6 p.m. on July 16. Items placed on the lawn prior to that time will be removed. Tarps, stakes and tent pegs are not allowed due to safety concerns and will be removed. No personal fireworks or pets will be allowed on campus, with the exception of service animals. Spectators are asked to clean up their area and drive with courtesy and caution following the event.
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