An Evening Under the Stars set for annual show by Symphony

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A 25-year tradition continues this weekend with Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s An Evening Under the Stars.

The free outdoor concert is set for Saturday, Aug. 26, at Sherwood Park, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with The Grand Junction Symphony Guild’s annual fundraiser, Brats in the Park.

Bratwurst and sauerkraut, hot dogs, popcorn and beverages will be for sale, with proceeds going toward promotional and educational programs such as the Young Artists Competition, Instrument Petting Zoo, children’s concert, Crystal Baton competition and Concerts in the Classroom.

The Grand Junction Centennial Band will open An Evening Under the Stars at 6:30 p.m. with “The Star Spangled Banner.” The all-volunteer community band directed by Debbie Wilson performs great Americana tunes and marches.

As the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra takes the stage, Charles Latshaw will mark the one-year anniversary of his first concert as the musical director of the group.

For this concert, Latshaw will lead the symphony in a mix of patriotic tunes and a sampling of pieces for the 2017–18 concert season.

The stage and food tent will be on the north side of Sherwood Park.

Those who attend should take chairs or blankets for seating.

Parking options include spaces around the park and the parking lot at Grand Junction High School, First Congregational Church and First Christian Church.

Symphony season ticket holders can pick up their tickets at the concert and those interested in purchasing or renewing season ticket packages also can do so at the event.

Go to for a preview of the 2017–18 symphony season or call 243-6787 for information.


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