Stadium of Fire Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


April 1, 2008

MILEY CYRUS TO HEADLINE 2008 STADIUM OF FIRE ON JULY 4th

            This year’s Stadium of Fire will be headlined by the 15 year-old superstar Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel’s TV show Hannah Montana.   Miley most recently performed at Reliant Stadium on March 9th to an audience of 72,000 and her next stop is Stadium of Fire.  This past weekend the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards honored Miley with the “Best Female Actress” and “Best Female Singer” awards.

            “We are thrilled that Miley would accept our invitation to headline this year’s show and to perform some of her own hits “ said Brad Pelo, Senior Executive Producer of Stadium of Fire.  “After exploring the possibility for two years now we feel fortunate that at a time when she is literally at the top of her game, she would agree to come and be a part of our Independence Day celebration.” 

            Also appearing at this year’s show will be the world-renowned Blue Man Group, best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.  Currently, Blue Man Group performs nightly at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, as well as around the world in New York, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, Oberhausen, Orlando, Tokyo, and Stuttgart.  In addition, after an explosion of sell-out concerts throughout 2006 and 2007 of their popular How To Be A Megastar Arena Rock Concert Tour, Blue Man Group has been captured by Rhino Records on a combo DVD/CD, entitled HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE! which will be available beginning April 1, 2008.8.8.

            Hosting the 2008 event will be talk radio and cable news personality Glenn Beck. As the host and star of a nationally syndicated radio talk show and his own tremendously successful cable news show, Beck is known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality.   His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 280 stations nationwide. Beck's self-titled topical talk show on Headline News debuted in May 2006, was the fastest-growing cable news show of the year, and continues to be one of the network's highest-rated programs.       

            Traditional elements of the show will continue and expand this year, including over one thousand Stadium of Fire dancers, a military flyover and of course the biggest and best stadium fireworks show in America.

            “We are honored again, for the sixth year in a row, to be invited by the Pentagon to broadcast our celebration to US military men and women around the world,” said Pelo. “There’s a special spirit to our Independence Day celebration as we are connected via satellite with those who labor every day to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.  It is an honor to share our celebration with them.” This year’s show will again be produced by the award-winning production team of Wayne Baruch and Chuck Gayton.  “We couldn’t be happier to have Chuck and Wayne back.  They’ve produced the show for the past three years and each year we are surprised by their creativity and the memorable moments they create for the show,” said Pelo.

            The annual Stadium of Fire event, now in its 28th year, will take place at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, July 4th 2008.  The show will begin at 8:00 PM.

            Tickets for Stadium of Fire will go on sale this Friday, April 4th at 5:00 PM and will be sold simultaneously online at www.byutickets.com and at the BYU Marriott Center ticket office in Provo.  Because it is anticipated that there will be a heavy demand for tickets, the Marriott Center ticket office will retain a block of seating in each price category for sale to onsite ticket purchasers and will remain open on Friday evening until the block has been sold or all onsite ticket purchasers have been served.  Box office and online purchasers will be limited to 25 tickets per transaction.

            Stadium of Fire is presented by America’s Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization supporting educational programs and events that promote freedom and democracy. This year’s Stadium of Fire sponsors include KUTV 2, Clear Channel Radio Group, Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Daily Herald, Provo City and Zions Bank.

                        More information is available at www.stadiumoffire.com or by calling 801-818-1776.

TICKET BUYER NOTICE:  Miley Cyrus is currently not scheduled to appear in concert at any other venue prior to the Stadium of Fire.  Miley’s performance last month at the 72,000 seat Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas was sold out in a matter of minutes.  Organizers expect a quick sellout and want to remind prior ticket purchasers that this is not the year to procrastinate their ticket purchases.  Please see attached Box office ticketing procedures.

STADIUM OF FIRE BOX OFFICE SALES POLICY

  1. Wristbands will be available for pick up Tuesday April 1st 10:00 AM at the Marriott Center ticket office.  
  2. Receiving a wristband does NOT guarantee tickets, only a place in line if you are at the Marriott Center on April 4th at 4:30 PM (MST).
  3. There is a limit of one wristband per person. Patrons must be at least 16 years old to receive a wristband.
  4. Wristbands are NOT transferable.
  5. At 4:00 PM (MST) Friday, April 4th the ticket office will announce the beginning number and the line will form consecutively following that number.  For Example: With wristbands 1-1000 being issued and the random starting number is 550, the individual wearing wristband number 550 will be helped first, followed by 551 through 1000.  Wristband number 1 would then be served following number 1000 and continue with numbers 2-549.  This will be the order in which the customer may line up to purchase tickets.
  6. The line will begin at the North East corner of the Marriott Center and wrap south around the venue.  Customers must remain in line until it is their turn in line.  Customers found leaving the line will be sent to the end of the line.  Anyone arriving later than 4:30 PM (MST) will have to go to the end of the line.
  7. Ticket limit is 25 tickets for each customer with a wristband.
  8. The ticket office reserves the right to refuse ticket sales to anyone that does not abide by this policy.

 

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

Watch the video clip below to hear Levin expose the lies and misinformation in Biden's speech and explain why he believes the true message is absolutely chilling for the future of our nation:

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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