Annual Pops Concert Celebrates 25th Anniversary July 13

OGDEN, Utah – This year marks the silver anniversary of the John and Telitha Lindquist Summer Pops Concert and Fireworks at Weber State University.  An event initiated by the Lindquist family of Ogden to bring the community together now attracts crowds from throughout the state. Thousands of people are expected to be at WSU July 13 for a spectacle of music and color that has grown into one of the largest traditions in Ogden.

Sponsored by the Lindquist family of Ogden, the annual event is facilitated by WSU. A 60-minute concert featuring the New American Symphony Orchestra will begin at 9 p.m. at the Ada Lindquist Plaza. The performance will include Tchaikovsky=s 1812 Overture, complete with a battery of 17 cannons. The concert will be followed by one of the largest fireworks displays in Utah, complete with background music by the orchestra. Residents throughout the state are invited to attend free of charge.

WSU will broadcast the concert live on KWCR 88.1 FM, the university's radio station.

The university also will provide food and beverage booths, first-aid stations, restroom facilities and recorded music until the concert begins.

On-campus parking is available, but will be limited. Motorists can access the campus by using Edvalson Street, Skyline Drive, 41st South, and Birch and Taylor avenues. Handicapped parking will be reserved in the A-1 lot north of the plaza area. Concert-goers traveling in motor homes or larger vehicles are encouraged to park on the east side of campus near Stewart Stadium. Additional parking will be available at the Dee Events Center.

In an effort to minimize damage to the grounds, no blankets, chairs or saving of space will be permitted until after 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Anything placed on the lawn prior to 6 p.m. Saturday will be removed. No tarps are allowed. Guests should refrain from using stakes or tent pegs to secure their ground coverings. No personal fireworks of any kind will be allowed on campus. Following the event, spectators are asked to clean up their area and drive with courtesy and caution.

Marsha Richter, WSU special project coordinator
(801) 626-6573 ·

John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7212 ·