Concerts in the Park 2013

Summer is here and the Concerts in the Park 2013 are just around the corner!

Enjoy free, informal concerts at the beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout June, July, and August. Concerts are one hour and all ages are welcome to attend.
Seating is limited; blankets or lawn chairs are welcome. The Brigham Young Historic Park is on the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue (North Temple), one block east of Temple Square.
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoorsto the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. For concert updates, the information hotline is 801-240-3323.

No tickets needed!

JUNE – 8:00 p.m.
4 Pizzicato Strings; children’s string ensemble variety show
7 Broadway Crescendo; lilting and fun melodies of Broadway show tunes
11 Octappella; international award-winning a cappella vocal band
14 Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band; patriotic program and popular band music
18 One Clear Voice; inspirational female recording group and winners of Pearl Awards
21 Lorisa Pulotu; variety program of contemporary songs to timeless classics by singer/
25 Sam Payne and Savoy; jazz music at its finest
28 Nancy Hanson; Popular contemporary folk singer/songwriter


Peregrine Falcons – 4 EGGS!!

As of Saturday, April 20th there are 4 Peregrine Falcon eggs atop the Joseph Smith Memorial Building!!

For those of you who may not know, there are Peregrine Falcons that nest on top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building here on Temple Square. Peregrine Falcons are an endangered species and are highly protected by the State. We are lucky to have some nesting right on our window seal! This picture is a screen shot from the webcam located in the Falcon’s nesting area. Salt Lake Peregrine Falcon’s Facebook page posted this picture on Saturday. You can follow the webcam feed by visiting

Church History Library – Men and Women of Faith Lecture

“Bruce R. McConkie: A Special Witness”

7:00pm, April 11 2013

The Church History Library will host the Men and Women of Faith Lecture “ Bruce R. McConkie: A Special Witness” featuring his son Joseph Fielding McConkie, sharing hisghtlights from the life of the former apostle. This event is free and open to the public.

The event is part of the 2013 Men and Women of Faith lecture series sponsored by the Church History Library. Lectures are held the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, 50 North West Temple.
Validate parking is available at the Conference Center. As you enter the Conference Center parking, inform the attendant that you’re going to a lecture and ask for a token to use when you exit.

For more information please call 801.240.2272 or visit

Easter on Temple Square

Celebrate Easter on Temple Square!

Church History Museum

Easter Exhibit  - “Truly this Man was the Son of God”

Dates: March 1st – June 17th, 2013

Works of art telling the story surrounding the final week of the Savior’s mortal ministry are on display in a new Easter exhibition at the Church History Museum.

For more information, visit:

Church History Museum

45 North West Temple Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84150


Music & the Spoken Word

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir weekly live half an hour broadcast Music & the Spoken Word is the nation’s longest-running network program, having run continuously since 1929. The broadcast takes place every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Those wishing to attend should plan to be in their seats by 9:15am.

For all Tabernacle Choir upcoming events, please visit:


April 19th – April 20th

Easter Reflections Concert

The Temple Square Chorale, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square, will present its annual concert on Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20, 2013, at 7:30pm in the Tabernacle. The major work of the concert will be the Gloria by Francis Poulenc, with soprano soloist Elizabeth Pike Murdock. Ryan Murphy, associate conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and conductor of the Temple Square Chorale, will lead the evening’s concert.

*Free admission but tickets are required (Limit 6 per person).

Click here for tickets:

April Temple Square Performances

There are over 2,000 events on the thirty-five acres of Temple Square each year. It is the best place in Salt Lake City to watch uplifting and free concerts open to the public. Each month we bring unique events that celebrates music and talents from all over the world.

Check out the calendar for the detailed schedule of Temple Square performances.

Events are held in the Tabernacle or at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

FREE Chinese Art Exhibition – NOV. 2

Salt Lake Temple Maintenance – Closed June 25 – August 13, 2012

The Salt Lake Temple will be closed for maintenance, Monday, June 25th – Monday, August 13th. All other buildings on Temple Square will still be open to visitors.

Temple Square Hospitality Helps VOAUT

Volunteers of America, Utah (VOAUT) held their first annual Silver Spurs Gala at Gardner Village in West Jordan this September and we had the amazing opportunity to provide all the beautiful decorations.

Some of our wonderful staff members here at Temple Square Hospitality Corporation (TSHC), located in The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, donated linens, chargers, containers for centerpieces and of course, their time and wonderful talents.

We were excited to be a part of such a wonderful event and we’re completely honored to be featured in VOAUT’s newsletter, “The Spirit Within” (featured below).

We feel very strongly that companies should support community events which make a positive difference in people’s lives. This is how we can give a little something back. This is how we can stay united.

From Taiwan – Painting at The Joseph Smith Building

Wen-Chien Hou and his wife, Hui-Hua Hou, came from Taiwan to enjoy a tour of Yellowstone and other surrounding tourist sights. They came to Temple Square today and had a wonderful time.

Wen-Chien Hou is a fabulous painter, so naturally, when seeing the gorgeous views from the 10th floor of The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, he set up his easel and went to work.

He captured both the west and east views from the grand look outs on the 10th floor. The east view shows a lot of the city, while the west view shows the city and the grandiose Temple.  Below is the east view of the city.

Wen-Chien Hou did both paintings of the east and west look outs on the same canvas, creating an enlightening work that is absolutely beautiful!

What better souvenir than your own creation? This will be a wonderful memory-filled keep sake for both Wen-Chien Hou and his wife.

The Big Event…and more history!

More pictures from the 100 year anniversary of The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

All of the hosts and hostesses were dressed up in 1900′s type clothing.

The hosts and hostesses are still dressing in this fashion for the entire month of June. So fun to see. :)

President Monson cutting the ribbon.

The big screens featured stories of several individuals whose lives were very much a part of Hotel Utah and/or The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

The following pictures are done by Andee McDonald Photography

And all floral arrangement for the event were done by Flowers Squared.

More history about Hotel Utah:

Construction on the hotel began June 9, 1909, and the hotel was completed on June 11, 1911. Horse-drawn wagons helped dig the basement of the Hotel Utah. When construction began, it was estimated that it would cost 1.6 million dollars to build; however, the actual cost was closer to 2 million dollars.

The Crossroads Grill, which was located on the lower level of Hotel Utah, featured a live trout pond that ran down the middle of the table. It was always well taken care of, and lilies added another natural element to the trout habitat. Children were especially fond of the pond feature. In later years, the trout were replaced with goldfish. This photograph is from May, 1912.

The front, top half of the Hotel Utah, lit up at night. July 10, 1911. Until the 1940′s, the dome of the building was lit by 6,400 tungsten lights. It is now spotlighted at night. The trademark beehive which sits atop the building is the Utah state symbol and was chosen to represent the qualities of industry, perseverance, thrift, stability, and self-reliance of the early Utah settlers.