Independence Concert

Join us for our annual Independence Concert & Fireworks at Festival Park on July 4, 2023! Gates open at 6pm and the concert begins at 7:15pm. Admission is free.

Special guests include the Fayetteville Symphonic Band and the 82nd Airborne Division All-American Band. We hope to see you at this free patriotic event!

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

Special guests include the Fayetteville Symphonic Band and the 82nd Airborne Division Band. We hope to see you at this free patriotic event! The bar is cash ONLY with an ATM onsite. A children’s play area will also be available.

Food and beverage vendors will be onsite. Please no personal tents, outside food or beverage, pets, or bicycles/scooters.

Featured Musician

Nathan Miller-Olawsky – Second Clarinet

Nathan grew up on his family’s farm in rural South Dakota and was introduced to North Carolina when he attended the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in MN and a Master’s from UNC Greensboro, both in clarinet performance. Nathan has performed with Opera Wilmington, the Winston Salem Symphony, Carolina Philharmonic, Raleigh Civic Symphony, and as a guest artist at the 2005 International Clarinet Association Conference in Tokyo. He has been a member of the Fayetteville Symphony since 2011 and is also a member of the Triangle Pride Band. Nathan resides in Durham and works at UNC Chapel Hill as a database analyst.

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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