To celebrate Zion’s 100 year anniversary, British rock musician, Sting, will perform with the Utah Symphony on Aug. 31 to raise money for the preservation of Zion National Park. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Zion Forever Project.
The project is a nonprofit partner for the park, dedicated to protecting park resources, improving park facilities and providing educational opportunities for visitors and future park stewards.
This funding would be a large financial benefit to the National Park, which took a beating during the government shutdown during January. According to The Hill, the parks lost between $10 and $11 million during the 35-day shutdown.
Sting personally funds and supports other non-profit organizations such as the Rainforest Fund, Amnesty International and Live Aid. This Zion benefit concert is just another way to show his love for environmental outreach.
Under the conduction of Rob Mathes, Sting will perform a symphonic arrangement of songs from both his solo career and from his 80’s hit band, The Police. Audiences should expect to hear beloved songs such as “Roxanne,” “Every Breath You Take” and “Fields of Gold.”
The concert will take place at the USANA Amphitheater in West Valley City. Tickets can be purchased at SmithsTix locations, SmithsTix.com, USANA website or VividSeats.com. Tickets begin at $35 not including tax.
Story By: Ansleigh Mikesell
Photo Courtesy of: Zionpark.org