Grab a lawn chair and blankets or reserve a table to hear the patriotic sounds stream from the instruments of the Northwinds Symphonic Band next week.
The band will perform its annual Patriotic Pops concert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 3, at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. Dinner will be available for purchase or bring a picnic basket. Beverages are welcomed.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning two hours later outside at 331 Spring St. SW in Gainesville.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Tables of eight people cost $184. Series tickets are $90 each for all four concerts and a series table for eight is $880. A 7 percent tax will be charged to all ticket sales.
Led by Mercer Crook, the Northwinds Symphonic Band roster includes active and retired band directors, music teachers, college students, professional musicians and several players who pursue an occupation outside the field of music.
Patriotic selections will honor the country and people dedicated to preserving its freedom.