Summer Performances

During the summer, numerous performers share the story of Nauvoo through historical vignettes, fun family plays, evening variety shows, Nauvoo Brass Band concerts, and narrations.  Locations and times vary, but information (and tickets, where required) can be obtained at the Visitors’ Center.

Find out more about the different performaces by clicking on the links below.
 

"Just Plain Anna Amanda"

This giggle-fest is a favorite among our young visitors, but the positive message is meant for children and adults alike.

The performance lasts approximately 30 minutes. 

Days:
Monday-Saturday
Showtimes:
11 am
Location:
Visitors’ Center West Theater
Tickets:
Free Tickets Required

How To Receive Free Tickets

Free tickets are required. Seating is limited. Tickets for same-day performances are available after 9 a.m. at the Visitors’ Center.

"Sunset on the Mississippi"

Join us for some old-fashioned, toe-tapping fun in this 50-minute variety show performed before the sun sets over the Mississippi River.

Days:
Monday-Saturday
Showtimes:
Pre-show 6:30 p.m.

Performance at 7 p.m.
Location:
Outdoor Theater east of Visitors' Center
Tickets:
Tickets not required

"The Promise"

The Promise is a 70-minute, fictional tale set in Nauvoo. The city’s growing pains provide the backdrop for a humorous romance or two, along with a message about the power of faith in trying circumstances.

Days:
Monday-Saturday
Showtimes:
2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Location:
Visitors’ Center West Theater
Tickets:
Free Tickets Required

How To Receive Free Tickets

Free tickets are required. Seating is limited. Tickets for same-day performances are available after 9 a.m. at the Visitors’ Center.

"The Love of the Savior"
Sunday Concerts

The Young Performing Missionary Singers and Orchestra provide sacred music and the spoken word to honor the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Days:
Sundays
Showtimes:
4:30 p.m.
Location:
Visitors’ Center West Theater
Tickets:
Tickets not required

"Trail of Hope"

Walk down Parley Street toward the Mississippi River and hear inspiring stories from journal entries of the pioneers as they departed Nauvoo for their journey west.

Days:
Sunday, Wednesday & Friday
Showtimes:
8:30 p.m.
Location:
Seventies Hall
Tickets:
Tickets not required

"Youth of Zion"

Catch a quick song or fun vignette along Main Street to learn more about the youth of Nauvoo in the 1840s. Short performances last about 20 minutes.

Days:
Monday-Saturday
Showtimes:
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Main Street by Print Shop
Tickets:
Tickets not required

Summer Vignettes

Pageant core cast members and young performing missionaries present a variety of vignettes relating to the history of Nauvoo in the 1840s.

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
Variable
Location:
Variable, indoor and outdoor
Tickets:
Tickets not required

Nauvoo Brass Band Concerts

The Nauvoo Brass Band plays a variety of music, from familiar songs to big band tunes to sacred hymns. They might play from their horse-drawn wagon or be set up along Main Street. They also play the national anthem before each pageant and perform in concert in the Visitors’ Center.

Days:
Monday-Saturday
Showtimes:
Variable
Location:
Variable
Tickets:
Tickets not required

Bagpipers

Enjoy the thrilling sounds of the highlands as Nauvoo’s pipers parade up and down Mulholland Street east of the historic district, or when they greet visitors to the Country Fair prior to the Nauvoo and British Pageants.

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
Variable
Location:
Mulholland Street in Nauvoo & Pageant grounds
Tickets:
Tickets not required