San Angelo Symphony celebrates Independence Day with free outdoor concert

Posted on: June 30, 2017

“It’s time once again for blankets and lawn chairs to cover the grass on both sides of the Concho River as tens of thousands of people gather for the San Angelo Symphony’s July 3rd Pops Concert,” states an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (6/27) Standard-Times (San Angelo, Texas). “In its 30th year, the free concert at the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage is themed ‘Saluting America.’ It is sponsored by the James B. and Lois R. Archer Foundation and offers symphonic songs of celebration performed by Maestro Hector Guzman and the San Angelo Symphony. The event features military pageantry including the historic cannons of Fort Concho, the men and women of Goodfellow Air Force Base, and a fireworks extravaganza sponsored by Mayfield Paper Co., according to the symphony. The concert typically draws more than 35,000 people and is the fourth-largest Independence Day celebration in the state, according to the symphony. Gates open at noon, and the community band begins playing at 7 p.m., followed by the symphony at 8:30 p.m.”

Posted June 30, 2017