Huge Crowd Rushes to the River Stage for Pops Concert
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Hundreds of people rushed the San Angelo River Stage at noon Tuesday when the gates opened for the annual Independence Day Pops Concert and fireworks display.
The annual ritual takes place at 12 noon each July 3rd as groups and individuals line up early to secure their favorite spot for the free concert.
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According to the City of San Angelo's website, the Community Band performs at 7 p.m. and the San Angelo Symphony at 8:30 p.m. Glass containers are not allowed in the RiverStage.
On Wednesday, July 4, Fort Concho will celebrate an old Independence Day Army tradition, firing hourly artillery salutes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Parade Ground to mark the nation’s 242nd birthday.
There will be no charge to watch the artillery or to enter the fort’s Visitor Center at Barracks 1. Regular site charges will be in effect for the rest of the fort’s 10 tour buildings, which will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the holiday.
Other local events include the annual Lake Nasworthy Fourth of July Fireworks display and the Independence Day celebration including a fireworks display in Christoval at Pugh Park Wednesday evening.