Get ready to hear some of America’s most inspiring music when the Lexington Philharmonic and the Lexington Singers present the 4th of July Patriotic Concert on Tuesday, July 3.
The popular concert will again be held at Transylvania University’s Old Morrison and neighboring Gratz Park on West Third Street.
The program will open at 8 p.m. with the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “My Old Kentucky Home.” The Lexington Philharmonic will be led by Scott Terell, music director and conductor, and the Lexington Singers will be led by Jefferson Johnson, music director and conductor. Other patriotic selections will be provided throughout the program, which will also include selections from movies such as “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket or a lawn chair and come down early on July 3, ready to enjoy a full night of orchestral music and singing. The Young at Heart Jazz Band will perform from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Gratz Park before the concert.
You can purchase wine or beer and food on the site or bring your own picnic basket. Bringing alcohol to the site is prohibited.
There is no admission charge for the concert, which is one of the events of the eight-day Fourth of July Festival in Lexington. A daylong street fair, parade, foot race, concert and fireworks display will be held on Wednesday, July 4, in the downtown area.
Sponsors for the Patriotic Concert this year are Hilliard-Lyons, Transylvania University, the Downtown Lexington Corporation, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and WLEX-TV (Channel 18).
For more information, call Tamara Deckard, Downtown Lexington Corporation, at 859-425-2592 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.