ST. GEORGE – The Thunder Over Utah Air Show will fly high with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels this Saturday and Sunday at the St. George Municipal Airport, but fans can get a sneak peek at some of the other performers from this year’s show and kick off air show weekend at the Friday Night Preview Party, Friday from 5-9 p.m.
The Friday Night Preview Party will feature demonstrations by several of the air show’s world-class performers as well as live music provided by Southern Utah’s high-octane and classic rock band The Lawn Darts. The Lawn Darts have previously opened for Styx, Kansas and The Beach Boys.
Attendees will experience the U.S. Army Golden Knights as they execute a team twilight jump, and Matt Younkin and his Beech 18 will perform the most unique act in the air show industry.
There will also be a World War II air and ground battle reenactment featuring the P-51C Mustang, a fiery display by the School Time Jet School Bus, jet flybys from the Western Sky Warbird Museum and much more.
Aircraft static and ground displays will be open for viewing, and food and beverage concessions will be available. Although the Blue Angels aircraft will be on ground display during Friday Night’s Preview Party, the team is only scheduled to fly during the Saturday and Sunday shows.
Gates open at 5 p.m. The Lawn Darts concert will begin at 5:30 p.m., and flying will begin at 6:30 p.m. Advance discount tickets can be purchased at the gate or through the Thunder Over Utah website.
Preview party tickets
- Advance tickets $10
- Friday: $15 gate price
- Saturday: Advance tickets $30 | Gate price $35 | Kids 15 and younger free for general admission
- Sunday: Advance tickets $25 | Gate price $30 | Kids 15 and younger free for general admission
- Parking: Advance tickets $10 | Gate price $15
West general aviation gate closed
The St. George Police Department would also like to remind the public that access to west general aviation gate and surrounding hillside (the Little Valley side) will be closed to spectators.
“This area is safety box set by the Blue Angels,” the St. George Police said in a statement Friday. “Please do not attempt to enter the area from this side of the airport. You will be turned away. We also want to make sure you drink plenty of water and above all, enjoy the show.”
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- Thunder Over Utah rundown: Tickets, parking, schedule, directions; STGnews Photo Gallery
- Tailhook meets cable; Blue Angel No. 7 tests emergency jet arrest system; STGnews Photo Gallery
- Volunteers needed for Thunder Over Utah Air Show
- Blue Angels arrive in St. George to plan upcoming air show; STGnews Videocast
- Blue Angels return to St. George; Thunder Over Utah discount tickets available
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