The 31st annual Independence Day Concert by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is—not unexpectedly—this Saturday, July 4, in World’s Fair Park. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will conclude with the City’s fireworks display. However, you’ll want to arrive plenty early to stake out your spot. Don’t forget your portable chairs, blankets, and picnic fare. While there are usually food vendors to take up the slack, there is nothing like your own potato salad and beverage of choice. As always, the concert is free, sponsored by Pilot/Flying J.
This year’s concert will be conducted by James Fellenbaum, the KSO Resident Conductor, and will feature soprano Katy Wolfe. The program will include the usual patriotic favorites, Sousa marches, music from Broadway and Hollywood, and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
The concert is a part of the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth. Information on the festivities can had on the City’s website.
This year, Americans have a lot to be thankful for on the nation’s birthday—Happy Fourth to everyone.