Community performing arts groups, including the Imperial Valley Master Chorale and Valley Jazz as well as members of the Imperial Valley Symphony and Community Band will be joining together for a patriotic music concert to precede this year’s 20th Freedom Fest fireworks extravaganza at Imperial Valley College.
“Music Fest at Freedom Fest” will begin at 6 p.m. July 4 in the IVC DePaoli Gym and will conclude in time for patrons to participate in Freedom Fest which is also on the IVC grounds.
Tickets are $5 each with children under 12 admitted at no charge. All proceeds will go the Imperial Valley College Foundation in support of IVC’s Community-based performing arts organizations. All four of the performing organizations are also IVC classes.
“This is a great partnership between IVC and organizers of Freedom Fest,” said Todd Evangelist, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We hope this to be a “win-win for all of us,” he said. “Music Fest will encourage people to come out early and enjoy some great patriotic music while staying cool in the gym. After words, they can venture out and enjoy the static display, concessions and fireworks show that has made Freedom Fest a staple Independence Day attraction in the Valley,” Evangelist said.
Tickets will be sold at the door. Presale tickets are also available at The Rock in Brawley, Clark Baker’s Music in El Centro and at the Foundation Office at IVC.