During the virtual Youth Music Festival in July 2020, Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, told youth that one of most powerful ways to hear the Lord’s voice is through music. She said, “The scriptures tell us repeatedly, ‘the Lord delights in song’ and encourages us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”
During the global concert, which was streamed live in 11 languages, youth artists like Peyton Kemp, Aaliyah Rose, Nicole Luz, Logan Shelton, and Jefferson Murdock had the opportunity to share their testimony through music.
Like the 2020 event, the 2021 Youth Music Festival will afford youth the opportunity to connect to others around the globe through music. The event will be streamed on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, at 6:00 pm MDT. The 40-minute prerecorded music festival will feature testimonies from youth and Church leaders, as well as photos, videos and musical performances.
The messages will be centered around the 2021 youth theme – “A Great Work” – from Doctrine and Covenants 64:33-34. Many songs from the new youth theme music album released in January 2021, will be performed, and the youth theme video, which was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, will be released.
The 2021 Youth Music Festival will be streamed on YouTube.com/StrivetoBe and the Church’s Live Broadcasts and Facebook Live pages. The recorded broadcast will be available for on-demand viewing on YouTube.com/StrivetoBe, the Church’s Live Broadcasts page and in Gospel Library music collection (online and app).