CSO and friends light up the skies for the Fourth
Cue the fireworks, the star-spangled songs, the overly patriotic tank tops and T-shirts and, for the more sophisticated partygoers…the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. That’s right. You guessed it. It’s officially time to celebrate America’s birthday, and the city is hosting an event that everyone is welcome to attend.
“Pops on the River” is the classic Fourth of July birthday bash that takes place at Coolidge Park. It’s an open invitation for all Chattanoogans who wish to spend Independence Day cooking out with the rest of the community, while enjoying a variety of music and a scenic firework finale over the Tennessee River.
The CSO will follow special performances from a handful of all-veteran songwriters and rock bands. Conductor Jacob Harrison promises to showcase a mix of patriotic tunes as well as music from some of America’s most influential composers.
Food and drink concessions will be on site to help you keep both your cup and stomach full throughout the night. So grab a friend and a blanket, or a burger and a compatriot, and join the rest of the city in wishing America a happy birthday.
Music begins at 5 p.m. and the fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m.