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Friday, June 30, 2017 1:00 am

Philharmonic plays Patriotic Pops

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The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will perform Patriotic Pops concerts several times through the Fourth of July.

The performances, which began in the area Wednesday, include more than a dozen pieces such as John Philip Sousa's “Liberty Bell March” and Pytor Iilych Tchaikovsky's “1812 Oveture.”

The Fort Wayne concert takes place at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. The free event includes fireworks with the finale downtown. Doors open at 5 p.m. and VIP access (which includes early admittance and the chance to win prizes) is available with pre-registration at

In addition to the Parkview Field show, there are three Patriotic Pops performances left on the Philharmonic's schedule. Each is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

Today: DeKalb Outdoor Theater, 301 Center St. in Auburn.

Sunday: Oakwood Resort at Wawasee, 702 E. Lakeview Road in Syracuse. In case of rain or extreme heat, the concert will take place at Wawasee High School, 1 Warrior Path, Syracuse.

Tuesday: Bixler Lake Park, 221 S. Park Ave. in Kendallville. A performance by The Brat Pack follows before a fireworks display to close the night. In case of extreme heat, the concert will take place at East Noble High School, 901 S. Garden St., Kendallville.

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