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Weber State University to host 40th Lindquist Pops Concert on July 15

Monday , July 09, 2018 - 5:15 AM

The 39th annual Lindquist Pops Concert drew thousands of attendees there to enjoy a night a music by the New American Philharmonic and a fireworks show at Weber State University, in Ogden, on July 16, 2017.

ROBBY LLOYD/Special to the SE

The 39th annual Lindquist Pops Concert drew thousands of attendees there to enjoy a night a music by the New American Philharmonic and a fireworks show at Weber State University, in Ogden, on July 16, 2017.

OGDEN — The Northern Utah tradition continues.

For 40 years, the Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks has brought thousands of people to Weber State University for a concert as part of the Ogden Pioneer Days celebration.

The free 60-minute concert will begin at 9 p.m. July 15 at the Ada Lindquist Plaza. The New American Philharmonic will play music featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” A battery of 17 cannons will complete the Philharmonic’s performance.

Fireworks will start at about 10 p.m., a news release sent by Weber State University said.

“For four decades, Weber State has had the good fortune to host this amazing event that has wowed thousands and thousands of people,” Norm Tarbox, Weber State University interim president, said in a news release. “We appreciate the Lindquists’ dedication to this spectacular show and their willingness to let WSU share in it.”

Allison Hess, Weber State University public relations director, said everyone who plans to attend the event should consider carpooling, as on-campus parking is limited.

Access to campus will be through Edvalson Street, Birch and Taylor Avenues and Skyline Drive. The roundabouts off Harrison Boulevard and Dixon Drive will be closed, the news release states.

Motor homes and larger vehicles are encouraged to park on the east side near Stewart Stadium and at the Dee Events Center

Attendees may leave blankets or chairs to save spaces after 6 p.m. July 14. Any items placed prior to 6 p.m. will be removed, the news release states. Tarps, stakes and tent pegs are not allowed.

Skateboards, long boards, scooters or fireworks, including snaps poppers, are also banned, Hess said. Pets, except for those classified as service animals, are not allowed. 

“It’s an exciting moment,” Hess said. “It’s quite a celebration.”

Contact education reporter Sergio Martínez-Beltrán at smartinezbeltran@standard.net or 801-625-4274. Follow him on Twitter @SergioMarBel and like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/STANDARDEXSergio.