38th Annual Austin Symphony – Austin, TX
Independence Day is rapidly approaching and what better way to celebrate the holiday in downtown Austin than with amazing music and a fantastic fireworks display? The 38th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B Concert and Fireworks will be held Friday, July 4th. Since the regular venue – Auditorium Shores – is under renovation, the event will be held at the Circuit of the Americas, the home of world championships and a great destination for premium sports and entertainment.
As with any other year, thousands of Texans are expected to attend, so schlep over early for optimal viewing. The event includes a fireworks display, symphonic patriotic classics, and a some auto-themed music for any race fans that may attend the event.
The Circuit of the Americas will also host Independence Day-themed activities earlier in the day, including interactive games and contests for everyone in the family. Activities start at 4 p.m., with the orchestra geared up to perform at 8:30 p.m. and the fireworks display set for 9:30.
If you can’t make it to the event, but don’t want to miss out on any of the great performances, you can listen from any mobile device on Austin’s 95.5 FM, where they’ll be broadcasting the event over the air.
The line-up of symphonic works is as follows: The Star Spangled Banner, Into the Light, Wing Commander Suite, The Big Race from “Cars,” The Great Westerns Suite, Armed Forces Song Medley, Overture 1812, The Stars and Stripes Forever, The Thunderer, The King Cotton March, and the National Emblem March.
The History of the Austin Symphony
The Austin Symphony was founded in 1911 and is Austin’s oldest performing arts group and Texas’s oldest continuous symphony orchestra. The symphony holds concerts monthly throughout September to May. The Austin Symphony also provides free ensemble concerts during the summer at Hartman Park. The Symphony’s mission is “to enhance the cultural quality of life for the adults and young people of Austin and Central Texas by providing excellence in music performance and educational programs.”
Some items will be prohibited from the 4th-of-July event like alcoholic beverages, animals, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, fireworks, glass containers, weapons, and video cameras. Event-goers are, however, permitted to bring picnic baskets, coolers with food, blankets, umbrellas, strollers, and collapsible chairs for ultimate comfort and relaxation.
Don’t miss out on this year’s Austin Symphony Concert & Fireworks!
The event is sponsored by several local and national organizations like the Austin-American Statesman, Bank of America, Buckalew Media, Exxon Mobil, the City of Austin, KLRU, Magic 95.5, Silicon Labs, and Texas Commission of the Arts.
The 38th Annual Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks will be held Friday, July 4th at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. The event is free, though there may be a parking charge, depending on the lot you choose. Parking lots open at 3 p.m. and there will be free parking in Circuit of the Americas Lot F. As the event is completely free, general and lawn seating is open on a first come, first serve basis. On-site camping is also available for a price.