Music in the Mountains presents Patriotic Pops on July 3

Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America. Music in the Mountains (MIM) presents Patriotic Pops, the grand finale of SummerFest, Tuesday, July 3.

The MIM Chorus and 65-piece Orchestra all come together in this rousing patriotic program to perform some of the greatest works of patriotic music including the finale of Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom, Gershwin’s Land of Mine, America, John Williams’ Superman March, James Horner’s Apollo 13, and John Phillip Sousa’s iconic songs Semper Fidelis March, Washington Post March and Stars and Stripes Forever.

“Having the chorus part of the July 3rd concert is a wonderful tradition.  The addition of voices helps elevate the concert by adding beautiful harmonies and tone colors and most importantly inspirational text,” says Ryan Murray MIM Resident Conductor.

In additional to the thrilling music, this popular community event also includes patriotic festivities such the Marine Color Guard, a fly over from planes from Beale Air Force Base, picnicking on the Great Lawn, food trucks, colorful outfits and decorations, and a few other surprises.

“For many people Patriotic Pops is a tradition that is an important part of their 4th of July holiday celebration. It’s an honor for the chorus to be a part of something so beloved by our community,” explains Jenny Darlington-Person, MIM Board of Director Vice President and member of the Chorus.”

WHAT: Music in the Mountains presents 37th annual SummerFest Grand Finale “Patriotic Pops”
WHEN: July 3, 2018, Gates 6:30pm, Concert 8pm
WHERE: Great Lawn at Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley
TICKETS: $30/Adv, $40/Door, Reserve a table for 6 for $99, 18 & Under Free, For tickets call (530) 265-6124, visit our box office Tuesday-Friday between noon and 4pm at 530 Searls Ave, Suite A, Nevada City or get them online at
Nevada County Fairgrounds charges a $5 parking fee for event attendees. General admission, including disabled, enter at Gate 4.
INFO: or (530) 265-6124

—Jesse Locks

(Photo: Kial James)

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