Up with People will celebrate 50 years with ‘Journey’ concert


Up With People facts

■ 22,000 cast members representing 132 countries since 1965.

■ Up with People has performed more than 24,000 shows in 72 countries.

■ 367 original songs have been written for Up with People shows.

■ Up with People has traveled more than 5.5 million miles.

■ Approximately 1.1 billion people have watched an Up with People show live or via radio and/or TV.

■ Up with People cast members have performed more than 3 million hours of Community Action projects in communities around the world.

■ Up with People has performed in four Super Bowls and at six World Expos

Source: upwithpeople.org

Up with People will close its weeklong visit to the area with a concert celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary.

“The Journey” will be performed at 
7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.

Students ages 18–29 from 20 different countries arrived in Grand Junction on Monday, Aug. 22, and have stayed with host families.

During the week the group performed community service at the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies, among other outreach activities.

What began in the mid-‘60s as an effort to harness the creative energy of the outspoken youth movement in a troubled world continues more than 50 years later. Up With People youth travel to a new city each week delivering a musical message of hope, peace and understanding to communities around the world, a news release said.

“‘The Journey,’ our newest touring production is designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Up with People, while acknowledging that our mission is an ongoing journey, and is as relevant in 2016 as it was in 1965,” says the show information at upwithpeople.org.

The program will include “short pop medleys from each era, and a medley of iconic UWP international dances,” according to website.

Tickets for the show start at $10 and can be purchased at upwithpeople.org/grandjunction. Tickets also can be purchased at the box office the night of the performance, if available.


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