Louisville Orchestra WATERFRONT 4th with Fireworks...
Start Date: Jul 4th, 2021
End Date: Jul 4th, 2021
FREE CONCERT and FIREWORKS
LO at WATERFRONT PARK
STARRING SAM BUSH
Celebrate Independence Day with a free concert for the whole family!
Louisville Orchestra WATERFRONT 4th with Fireworks
Sunday, July 4th
Waterfront Park Great Lawn
Gates open at 6:30pm
Concert at 8:30pm
Teddy Abrams Conducts
“The King of Newgrass”
There was only one prize-winning teenager carrying stones big enough to say thanks, but no thanks to touring with country music legend Roy Acuff. Only one son of Kentucky finding a light of inspiration from Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys and catching a fire from Bob Marley and The Wailers. Only one progressive hippie allying with like-minded conspirators, rolling out the New Grass revolution, and then leaving the genre’s torch-bearing band behind as it reached its commercial peak.
There is only one consensus pick of peers and predecessors, of the traditionalists, the rebels, and the next-gen devotees. Music’s ultimate inside outsider. Or is it outside insider? There is only one Sam Bush.
Performing hits from his recent online appearance with the Louisville Orchestra, Bush plays new orchestra arrangements of:
“Eight More Miles to Louisville”
“The Mahavishnu Mountain Boys”
“Puppies N’ Knapsacks”
“Circles Around Me”
TEDDY ABRAMS AND THE LO
Opening with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Teddy and the LO offer a first-half program that is both exciting and moving. The delightful Run for the Roses by Rene Orth was commissioned by the LO and first performed in 2016 salutes Louisville’s Derby tradition. Two selections from the upcoming LO 2021-22 Season will be performed as Teddy leads the Overture to West Side Story and a selection from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6. Music of Black composers Adolphus Hailstork and Joel Thompson will be performed as well as Teddy’s tribute to Muhammad Ali.
Guest soloist for breathe/burn: an elegy by Joel Thompson is Dr. Seth Parker Woods, cello.
Guest soloist for “Ali Rap” is Andrene Flowers, rapper
The program concludes with the fan-favorite 1812 Overture!
The event is a coordinated project with Waterfront Park, Louisville Orchestra, and Danny Wimmer Presents “Live On The Lawn,” and continues Louisville’s longstanding tradition of gathering at Waterfront Park on July 4th.
Presented by community leaders: The Brown-Forman Foundation, the Marshall Family Foundation — Phillip, April, and Deborah, and the LO’s Opus ’21 Society, the concert is a gift to the community through the efforts of many individuals and companies. The fireworks and a heat-relief station are provided through the generosity of Louisville Labor Unions: UAW 862, IBEW 369, Teamsters 783, and Laborers 576.
The Family Activity Tent is sponsored by the William M. Wood Foundation.
Please join us in appreciation of the concert sponsors:
Bud Light Selzer ★ Deep Eddy Vodka ★ Jeptha Creed ★ Louisville Business First ★ Nugent Sand Company ★ Metro Louisville ★ Louisville Forward ★ Maker’s Mark ★ Red Bull ★ Republic Bank
The Fine Print
The event opens at 6:30pm, the concert begins at 8:30, and the evening ends with a post-concert finale of fireworks (approximately 10pm). Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. No outside coolers, glass or pets are allowed. Festival Food and Beverage will be available for purchase. Free to attend. Great Lawn.
As an outdoor event and in accordance with the current COVID-19 guidelines there are no mandatory masking or social distancing restrictions in place. Those who deem themselves at risk should take precautions based on their own needs.
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