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.
 

"Sunset By the Mississippi"

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

Days:
Monday-Saturday
Showtimes:
Preshow - 6:30 PM
ShowTime - 7 PM
Location:
Outdoor Theater east of Visitors' Center
Tickets:
Free Reservations 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:
Tuesday–Saturday
Showtimes:
3 PM
Location:
Visitors’ Center West Theater
Tickets:
Free Reservations 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, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Showtimes:
Sunday
8 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
8:30 PM
Location:
Seventies Hall
Tickets:
Free Reservations Required

"The Love of the Savior"
Sunday Concerts

The Young Performing Missionaries, with the Nauvoo Brass Band, provide sacred music and the spoken word to honor the Savior, Jesus Christ. Program lasts less than an hour.

Days:
Sundays
Showtimes:
4:30 PM
Location:
Visitors’ Center West Theater
Tickets:
Free Reservations Required

"Go Ye Into All the World"

Pageant core cast members and young performing missionaries present a variety of vignettes relating to the history of Nauvoo in the 1840s. Less than 30 min.

Days:
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Showtimes:
1:30 PM
Location:
Seventies Hall
Tickets:
Free Reservations Required

"Women of Nauvoo"

More info coming soon! Less than 30 min.

Days:
Wednesday & Friday
Showtimes:
1:30 PM
Location:
Women’s Garden South of the Visitors Center
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.

East Theater Concert
Tuesday–Saturday
4 - 4:30 PM
Visitors Center East Theater
Women’s Garden Musical Reflections
Tuesday–Saturday
3:15 - 3:45 pm
Women’s Garden South of the Visitors Center
Evening Concert
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
6:45 PM
Pioneer Pastimes
Tickets:
Free Reservations Required

"Be the Hero of Your Own Story"

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:
10 AM
Location:
Cultural Hall

"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:
Tuesday–Saturday
Showtimes:
10:30 AM
Location:
Main Street by Print Shop
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.

- Returning in 2022 -

Days:
Tuesday-Saturday
Showtimes:
Variable
Location:
Mulholland Street in Nauvoo & Pageant grounds
Tickets:
Free Reservations Required