The Stadium of Fire is a nearly annual event held in the Brigham Young University's LaVell Edwards Stadium on or very near the United States' Independence Day. It is one of the main events for the America's Freedom Festival.[1] This patriotic extravaganza with a cast of thousands features the largest stadium fireworks show in the USA. It is also televised worldwide to US troops and their families on American Forces TV, as a gift from America's Freedom Festival.

The Stadium of Fire was created by Merrill Osmond & Alan Osmond in 1980 and has become one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the United States. With super star performers and also the Stadium of Fire Dancers. For the past 13 years it has been created and produced by Baruch Gayton Entertainment Group.

Stadium performers
Year Performer(s)
1980 The Osmonds
1981 The Osmonds
1982 The Osmonds
1983 The Osmonds
1984 Lee Greenwood; Donny, Marie, and Jimmy Osmond
1985 Roy Clark, David Hasselhoff, Miss America Sharlene Wells, The Osmond Brothers
1986 Crystal Gayle, Mr. T, Donny & Marie Osmond
1987 Bob Hope, The Osmond Boys (2nd Generation), Miss America Kellye Cash, Thurl Bailey
1988 Rich Little; Mary Hart; Emmanuel Lewis, Osmond Brothers
1989 NBC weatherman Willard Scott, Keshia Knight Pulliam, The Osmond Boys, The Jets
1990 Osmond Family, Wayne Newton, Highway 101
1991 Andy Williams, Phylicia Rashad, Lorrie Morgan
1992 The Beach Boys
1993 Kenny Loggins, Jeffrey Osborne, Miss America Leanza Cornett
1994 The Oak Ridge Boys, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Mickey Mouse & his ToonTown friends
1995 Barbara Mandrell, Jay Leno, Utah Symphony
1996 Donny Osmond, Kurt Bestor
1997 Natalie Cole, The Jets
1998 Huey Lewis and the News
1999 Gladys Knight, All-4-One, Harry James Orchestra, Lex de Azevedo
2000 Alabama, The Osmonds-Second Generation
2001 Sawyer Brown
2002 Toby Keith
2003 Martina McBride, Sean Hannity
2004 Reba McEntire, Sean Hannity
2005 Mandy Moore, Lonestar, Debbie Reynolds, Lucy Lawless, The Osmonds[2]
2006 Taylor Hicks, Lee Ann Womack, Raven-Symoné
2007 Brooks & Dunn, Corbin Bleu, Glenn Beck
2008 Miley Cyrus, Blue Man Group, Glenn Beck
2009 Jonas Brothers, SHeDAISY, Glenn Beck[3]
2010 Carrie Underwood, The 5 Browns, Jenny Oaks Baker, The Osmonds Second Generation, Eric Dodge
2011 Brad Paisley, David Archuleta, The Whits, Eve Asplund, Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band[4]
2012 The Beach Boys, Scotty McCreery, Ryan Innes
2013 Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Cirque du Soleil[5]
2014 Carrie Underwood, Studio C[6]
2015 Journey, Olivia Holt[7]
2016 Tim McGraw[8]
2017 Little Big Town, Brian Regan,[9] and Hunter Hayes[10]
2018 OneRepublic and Lexi Walker[11]
2019 Keith Urban, Chuck Norris, and Flippenout[12]
2020 (KSL-TV Channel 5 airs a special presentation of the Best of Stadium of Fire on July 4, 2020 at 9pm due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.)
2021 Lee Greenwood, Collin Raye, David Archuleta, Jenny Oaks Baker, Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, Nitro Circus[13][14]
2022 Tim McGraw, Marie Osmond

TV Special

Year Special title Aired date and time Station name Channel number
2020 The Best of Stadium of Fire July 4, 2020 9pm KSL-TV 5

References

  1. ^ http://www.freedomfestival.org/
  2. ^ "Lucy Lawless - About the STADIUM OF FIRE at America's Freedom Festival - Press Release".
  3. ^ Tribune, The Salt Lake. "Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune".
  4. ^ Deseret News Paisley, Archuleta provide fun American Saturday Night
  5. ^ Lockhart, Ben (28 March 2013). "Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen will headline Stadium of Fire this summer". Deseret News.
  6. ^ Butters, Whitney (19 March 2014). "Carrie Underwood to headline Stadium of Fire 2014". Deseret News.
  7. ^ Journey. "journey to headline stadium fire 2015 - Journey".
  8. ^ "Tim McGraw to headline 2016 Stadium of Fire - KSL.com".
  9. ^ Herald, Doug Fox and Genelle Pugmire Daily. "Comedian Brian Regan to join Stadium of Fire lineup". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2019-06-19.
  10. ^ "Little Big Town to headline annual Stadium of Fire concert". ksl.com.
  11. ^ "OneRepublic plays to sold-out crowd at Stadium of Fire". heraldextra.com.
  12. ^ "Keith Urban, Chuck Norris set to headline this year's Stadium of Fire". deseretnews.com. 12 March 2019.
  13. ^ "America's Freedom Festival at Provo, Stadium of Fire". America's Freedom Festival. America's Freedom Festival at Provo. Retrieved 4 July 2021.
  14. ^ News, Deseret (2 July 2021). "Is Stadium of Fire Happening in 2021?". Deseret News. Deseret News. Retrieved 4 July 2021.

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