July 4 Concert and Fireworks

July 4th concert and fireworks

The 5th annual Patriotic Pops concert and fireworks took place on Tuesday, July 4, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm on the Science Center lawn. It is estimated that 8,000 to 10,000 people were in attendance.

An opening set was played by The Willys, a classic rock and cover band, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The Gala Pops Orchestra Concert performed under the direction of Professor John William (Buzz) Jones and Professor Emeritus Norman Nunamaker from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. A fireworks display sponsored by Destination Gettysburg began at 9:30 pm.

Food vendors included Gettysburg College Dining Services (providing hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, watermelon, chips, pasta salad, and soft drinks), Uncle Moe's Soul Food, and Steinour's Kettle Corn.

Beverage vendors included Battlefield Brew Works, Hauser Estate Winery, Halbrendt  Vineyard & Winery, and Big Hill Ciderworks.

View pictures from this year’s Patriotic Pops concert above or check out the photo gallery on Flickr.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Kasey Varner '14, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6806

Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017

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