Logan Mayor Randy Watts urges residents to support annual Independence Day celebration

<strong>LOGAN—</strong>Logan City’s annual Independence Day celebration will bring legendary rock band Kansas to Utah State University’s Romney Stadium the night of Tuesday, July 3.

At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Logan Mayor Randy Watts strongly encouraged all local residents to attend this year’s celebration – the second to be co-sponsored with USU’s Caine College of the Arts.

Although more than 14,000 people attended last year’s spectacular, there was a $50,000 financial shortfall. Coordinator Holly Fjeldsted said the goal is to come out even this year.

“The only people that are performing who are being paid is Kansas, everyone else is doing it in kind,” she said. “Everything has gone to bid, and we have tried to pick people who can do it the best and for the lowest price – like the sound and lighting bill that came in at $20,000 under.”

Fjeldsted said in addition to Kansas, Freedom Fire will also feature the American Festival Chorus conducted by Craig Jessop, and John Jacobsen, founder and volunteer president of America Sings. Tickets are on sale and prices range from $10 to $25 for general admission.

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