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Join the Grand Rapids Pops as we celebrate America with Classical Fireworks: Salute to America and a playlist featuring an The Armed Forces Salute, Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Irving Berlin’s God Bless America, John Williams’ Theme from Born on the Fourth of July, and John Phillip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 11-12, 2019, at Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE, Belmont, MI, 49306

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops, pianist Rich Ridenour, a Grand Rapids native who performed at the very first concert in July 1995, will return for an encore performance of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

The evening will end in an explosion of color and grandeur against the backdrop of the night sky while the Grand Rapids Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

Arrive at the concert early and enjoy pre-concert entertainment featuring Michael Schaeffer on accordion.

Come out and join us for 4 weeks of musical entertainment.

Here's the lineup: 
  • July 11-12 – Classical Fireworks
  • July 18-19 – Classical Mystery Tour: 50 Years of The Beatles White Album
  • July 25-26 – Dancing in the Street: Music of Motown
  • Aug. 2 – Nashville: The Songwriters, The Stories, The Symphony

Grand Rapids Picnic Pops
  • Times:  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • July 11, 2019 to August 2, 2019
  • Cannonsburg Ski Area: Picnic Pops
  • Tickets start at $20 adults, $5 children for lawn seats`