Stadium of Fire


On July 4, 2019 we created and produced our 15th consecutive stadium presentation and live worldwide telecast of America’s Freedom Foundation’s annual Independence Weekend celebration “Stadium of Fire” headlined by Keith Urban. The event is performed by a cast of thousands for an audience of 45,000 at BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium, and includes a live television broadcast to U.S. military bases around the world. It is the biggest stadium-based July 4th display of pyrotechnics and special effects in the United States. Past performers have ranged from pop stars OneRepublic, Journey and Kelly Clarkson to country music sensations Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, with special guest performances by such artists such as Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil. The Utah Herald described the production as bringing “…a sense of clean-cut decency to the celebration, proving that entertainers need not sacrifice high standards for popularity.” Please see highlights on our video page. They will create and produce their 16th consecutive celebration on Saturday July 3, 2021.

"The Best of Stadium of Fire" TV Special

#1 in Ratings on KSL-TV Saturday Night July 4

Baruch/Gayton Entertainment Group was proud to produce a one hour TV special, “The Best of Stadium of Fire, Presented By America’s Freedom Festival” televised on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time to more than one million military men and women in more than 100 countries via the American Forces Television Network.  The show was also aired on KSL-TV5 (NBC Salt Lake City). The special included past highlights from the annual Independence Day spectacle “Stadium of Fire.”

The program came in first in the ratings in its time period, more than doubling the ratings of the second most-watched program that night on CBS.


Stadium of Fire has been one of America’s biggest July 4th celebrations for decades. It takes place every year in Provo, Utah in front of a live audience of 45,000 to 50,000. It is a terrific combination of tributes to our troops, patriotic celebration, top-tier musical talent and the biggest stadium fireworks show in America. The 40th anniversary show was set to take place this year live at BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium, but it was cancelled because of COVID-19.


Co-hosted by Marie Osmond and Lou Diamond Phillips, the “Best Of…” highlight special combined performances from past headliners including Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Brian Regan, and The Beach Boys, plus moving patriotic tributes, incredible stunts, and of course, fireworks!


“We have created and produced this important July 4 celebration for the past 15 years, and look forward to the return of Stadium of Fire – bigger and better – in 2021,” said Wayne Baruch and Chuck Gayton in a statement.