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Sesquicentennial spectacular tickets to go on sale March 29

Tickets for the "Sesquicentennial Spectacular: Faith in Every Footstep," one of the central events in the Church's observance of the Pioneer Sesquicentennial, will go on sale Saturday, March 29 at 8 a.m.

The show, to be held at BYU's Cougar Stadium July 24-25 at 8:30 p.m., will feature the Tabernacle Choir and a cast of thousands with music, dancing, flags and balloons.Seating in the 65,000-capacity stadium is reserved. Prices are $5, $3 and $2, with a limit of 20 tickets a person. Here is how to obtain tickets:

  • In person: Marriott Center Ticket Office, BYU campus.
  • By telephone: 378-BYU1 (Utah County) or 1-800-322-BYU1 (outside of Utah County.)
  • By mail: Sesquicentennial Spectacular, Marriott Center Ticket Office, Provo, Utah 84602-0540.

A handling fee of $3 per order will be charged for tickets ordered by telephone or mail. Mail orders will not be processed prior to March 29; orders received before that day will be returned unprocessed to the senders.

On the field during the event will be four stages where early events in Church history, the pioneer trek west and "a look to the future" will be depicted.

In addition to the Tabernacle Choir, featured performers will include the Mormon Youth Chorus and Symphony, Utah Valley Children's and Family choirs, the Living Legends Native American performing group (formerly the Lamanite Generation), alumni of the BYU Young Ambassadors and Folk Dancers, civic and ethnic organizations and individual LDS guest artists.

Pioneer Rendezvous

A major part of the two-day celebration on July 24-25 will be the "Pioneer Rendezvous," from 2 to 7 p.m. on the field north of the Harman Conference Center on the BYU campus.

The rendezvous, which is free to the public, will provide a "fair-like" atmosphere where families and individuals can participate in a variety of activities, enjoy entertainment and view displays that will enhance their understanding of and appreciation for the pioneers.

The rendezvous will simulate the pioneer experience and will include a mini-pioneer trek with loading and pulling of handcarts; a pioneer settlement; frontier town; Indian village; square dancing; chuck wagon with pioneer food for sale; visual displays of children's pioneer art, pioneer settlements and industry, and craft demonstrations.

To avoid traffic congestion, those attending are encouraged to travel to BYU early in the day and enjoy the rendezvous activities prior to the evening spectacular in the stadium.

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