Get ‘NOIZ’ (Noisy) At Our Fun, Fun, Fun Days of Freedom!
By Alan on Jun 29 in Blog tagged 4th of July, Alan Osmond, Alex Boye, America, America's Freedom Foundation, covenants, fireworks, Freedom, God, NOIZ, promises, Scotty McCreery, stadium of Fire, The Beach Boys, Zion | Comments Off
I’ve been working with my friends to celebrate our freedoms and liberty of this great nation and preparing for a wonderful finale to our multiple week of patriotic events leading up to the 4th of July. As a member of the board of trustees of America’s Freedom Foundation we produce many patriotic events and as citizens we spend time remembering how blessed we are as a nation when we turn our hearts to God and give thanks for those who gave their lives in defense of our freedoms!
Fun, Fun, Fun!!!
GET YOUR TICKETS and have Fun, Fun, Fun, at Stadium of Fire where this year The Beach Boys share with us their 50th Year Celebration, American Idol and Country Star Scotty McCreery performs and M.C’d by singing sensation and new U. S. Citizen Alex Boye sings and presents at BYU’s Lavell Edwards Stadium with over 50,000 people. It’s our 32nd live and amazing patriotic production that lights the sky with its traditional spectacular and largest fireworks display ever! I have had the privilege of creating this event 32 years ago and I can honestly tell you that it just keeps growing bigger and bigger and gets better and better each year! Thousands of volunteers are responsible for making this effort come alive with a quarter of a million people watching in from within and just outside the stadium as well as millions watching it around the world on the Armed Forces Network!
This nation of America is a “promised land” and will be blessed as long as we remember those sacred covenants and promises that were made to God by our forefathers. Covenants are two way promises and we cannot expect our God to continue to bless our nation if we forget to keep His commandments and to love one another in order to receive His blessings.
We celebrate our freedoms with courage and hope that this will happen and invite you and your families to join us and “open your mouths” for freedom and GET NOIZ (Noisy) for good! If we do this we can help “turn the world around” for the better! When this happens, then even the word ‘NOIZ’ will turn around and then we will become ‘ZION’ . . . the happiest people in all the world!
For The Family
Stadium Of Fire Was A BLAST!
By Alan on Jul 04 in Blog tagged 4th of July, brad paisley, David Archuletta, Family, fireworks, freedon, God and Country, Miss America, stadium of Fire, The Family, theFamily | 7 Comments
Brad Paisley starred
Saturday night in
Stadium of Fire
at BYU Stadium, Provo, Utah.
Joining Brad is Alan Osmond, the creator of Stadium of Fire
and from left to right, Alan’s son, Alex and his friend Jessica,
Alan Osmond and Brad Paisley, Alan’s son Doug and
grandson Max in front.
Also co-starring David Archuleta!
By Brooke Ward
Even before the fireworks went off, the 31st annual Stadium of Fire was ablaze with pride and patriotism as nearly 50,000 gathered in celebration of country and honor.
Hosted by former Cougar and NFL tight end Chad Lewis, the festivities started on Saturday with a commemoration of the Civil War and a dramatic musical interpretation of the Gettysburg address, followed by the chorus’ rendition of “Proud to be an American” as the flag was brought into the stadium by parachuters.
The event, broadcast live to U.S. troops around the world through the American Forces network, also provided an opportunity to remember those still fighting to protect the great American ideals.
“The greatest casualty of war is being forgotten,” said Lewis, quoting a soldier he summated Mount Kilimanjaro with earlier this year. “Tonight we honor all those in Afghanistan and Iraq.”
The national anthem began with a video of then 13-year old David Archuleta’s 2003 performance at the Stadium of Fire. Then Archuleta emerged to finish, aided by the pyrotechnic dramatization of bombs bursting in air.
Donned in patriotic plaid, Archuleta retook the stage a short while later amidst a roar of audience appreciation.
“It’s crazy how many there are of you guys out there,” Archuleta told the crowd as he thanked them for all the support they’ve shown. “I love being home.”
Archuleta’s short set included a handful of songs from his two studio albums, and a special dedication to the troops that earned him a standing ovation.
Thunder, unheard since the football season, filled the stands as the stadium lights were brought down for Brad Paisley’s entrance. On their feet before he even hit the stage, the crowd got right into Paisley’s set, dancing and singing along.
Although not very talkative on stage, Paisley paused to honor the servicemen overseas, and wish the audience a happy Fourth of July weekend.
“It’s nice to see all your smiling faces,” Paisley said. “I’m so happy to be here. God gave us a great night for a concert.”
In less than an hour on stage, Paisley was able to give the audience a mere smattering of favorite hits from his musical catalog, and left them wanting more in all the right ways.
“He’s a consummate professional,” said Jenny Long, who came from Colorado for the show. “I could have listened to him all night.”
BYU graduate Stephen Jones was also on hand to help bring an end to the five-month search for the Stadium of Fire’s first annual talent contest winners. Drawn from more than 400 entries, three finalists had the opportunity to perform on the Stadium of Fire stage, including BYU’s own alt-rock garage band The Whits and 11-year old Eve Asplund of Farmington, who was out to prove that she has a musical future as sparkly as the sequined shirt that she wore on stage.
Voters overwhelmed the text messaging system, forcing Jones and Lewis to think quickly.
“Let’s hear it for breaking the system,” Jones joked with the audience as Lewis pulled out a decibel meter to determine the winner “the old fashioned way,” by volume of cheers. A few deafening moments later, age, experience and honest-to-goodness country music won out, and Artie Hemphill and the Iron Horse Band were $10,000 richer.
Capping off the evening was “America’s largest stadium fireworks show,” a half hour of tightly timed explosions of light and color set to popular and dramatic music.
By the end, it was impossible to pinpoint a favorite part, said 5-year-old Brooks Udy, a second-time Stadium of Fire attendee.
“Everything was too good,” Udy said. “It was better than Disneyland.”
“I’m not even from the United States and I feel like a proud American tonight,” said Rhys Clarke, a visitor from England. “The way that Americans demonstrate their patriotism is so special and unique.”
Cedar City’s Brian Brown said recognizing Independence Day is all about the liberties enjoyed in America, and how they were achieved.
“For me, the Fourth of July means freedom and sacrifice,” Brown said. “Celebrating like this just brings up the emotions.”
For Moriah Ihler of Malad, Idaho, one of more than 1,000 Stadium of Fire dancers, the evening even provided a glimpse into her potential future.
“I want to be a Cougarette,” explained Ihler, 17. “Yesterday was a long day. We spent a good 12 hours outside rehearsing, but this was just incredible. Just to be on this field dancing gave me that extra push.”
The night also included a tribute to the 2010-2011 BYU men’s basketball team, which Lewis pointed out ranked No. 1 nationally for the combination of winning percentage and graduation rate, and coach Dave Rose. In his six years with the team, Rose has amassed 159 wins and just 45 losses.
“And he beat pancreatic cancer while he was at it,” Lewis said.
The tribute included a special video message from Jimmer Fredette, thanking his former coach and teammates, several of whom were in the audience.
“It was nice to have him be a part of this, even though he’s in Sacramento,” said former teammate Brock Zylstra, who enjoyed the show with his wife.”This was my first time at Stadium of Fire and I loved it. Back home we watch the fireworks in a high school football field. This display was probably 10 times better.”
Alan Osmond said, “This was the 31st year since I created The Stadium of Fire Fireworks and Patriotic Event that celebrates Family, Freedom, God and Country . . . and what a great show it was tonight! There were a few hundreds of thousands of spectators that watched the fireworks from outside the stadium as well as millions around the world on the Armed Forces Network. This event brings out the best of America with its thousands of families that attend, the many volunteers and sponsors that believe in those principles and values of this event and The Freedom Festival for which we stand. This is a good reminder that we must STAND UP, SPEAK OUT, and CELEBRATE those Freedoms that we enjoy and to ALWAYS protect them. Let us never NEVER forget our forefathers that fought and died for our freedoms and the Constitution that protects those rights and freedoms that was inspired of God. This is why we celebrate!”
The Osmonds 2nd Generation – “25 Years of Fire”
By Alan on Nov 05 in Videos tagged 25 anniversary, 2nd Generation, Alan Osmond, fire, fireworks, Larry King, Osmonds, stadium, stadium of Fire | Comments Off
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The Osmonds 2nd Generation pay tribute to their father, Alan, who created the biggest 4th of July spectacular in a stadium in the nation. This was their segment as part of the 25th anniversary celebration 2006.