Independence Concert & Fireworks

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Sandhills Jazz Society, and the City of Fayetteville will present a free admission Independence Concert on July 4, 2022 in Festival Park.

Presenting sponsors include Fayetteville PWC, Fayetteville Parks & Recreation, and the Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County

We are excited to welcome Grammy award winner Norman Brown to the Independence Concert stage. Norman is an international touring artist that has sold over two million albums. This multi-platinum selling, chart-topping musician is one of the most sought after contemporary jazz/R&B superstars that you won’t want to miss!

Also performing is your very own Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.

Special musical guests include Fayetteville Symphonic Band, and Black Seed featuring Von Demetriz. The concert will conclude with fireworks. 

Gates open at 4pm and the concert begins at 7pm. Food truck vendors will be on site and beer/wine will be available for purchase. A kid’s area will also be available with free bounce house admission. 

Only service animals are permitted. Please no skateboards, bicycles, personal tents/canopies, or outside food/beverage. 

Thank you to our sponsors! Fayetteville PWC, Fayetteville Parks & Recreation, the Arts Council of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, The Forest at Duke, Stout and Booth Orthodontics, Cape Fear Valley Health, and Vision Resource Center.

We hope to see you at this free event on July 4, 2022!

Featured Musician

Winifred Garrett – Harp

Principal Harpist, Winifred Garrett holds a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts.  A versatile performer, Ms. Garrett has performed as soloist with the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, performed the first tour to Japan of the Off Broadway show “The Fantasticks”, and performed on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House with Stevie Wonder. Founder and Artistic Director of “The Harp Studio” based in Durham, NC, Winifred Garrett is the harp instructor for North Carolina State University, Guilford College, and the Duke Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

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