The Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park will host the Chattanooga Symphony in concert at the Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and all are invited to bring a blanket, camp chair, and picnic to enjoy the concert conducted by Kayoko Dan.
Friends President Becky Browder notes, “For 25 years, the Chattanooga Symphony presented an annual concert at the foot of Wilder Tower on the Chickamauga Battlefield and the Friends are pleased to bring the Symphony back with a special patriotic concert in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.”
In conjunction with Pops in the Park, the Friends will present their annual fundraiser National Treasures. Ticketed guests will enjoy reserved seating and VIP treatment with a catered meal, complimentary beverages throughout the evening, air-conditioned restroom facilities, and the best seats in the house for the Chattanooga Symphony’s patriotic pops concert. National Treasures begins at 5 p.m. prior to the 7 p.m. concert. The VIP section is limited to 250 people.
Pops in the park is a free concert, tickets for National Treasures are $65 each or $120 per couple and are available online at www.chickchatt.org or by check, made payable and mailed to Friends of the Park, P.O. Box 748, Chattanooga, TN 37401. Reservations include food, beverages, activities, and a tax deductible donation to the Friends. (Guests will receive written documentation for their donations.)
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation’s first National Military Park encompasses 9,100 acres, spanning the boundaries of Tennessee and Georgia. Its major units include Chickamauga Battlefield, Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Missionary Ridge, Orchard Knob, Signal Point and Moccasin Bend, mark the ground of the Civil War military actions associated with the Campaign for Chattanooga. The local National Park preserves forever the American history and natural beauty of its spaces, commemorating vivid stories of conflict, change, reconciliation and reunion. Friends of the Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and enhancing Chickamauga and Chattanooga for the benefit of the American public.
For more information on Pops in the Park or National Treasures, visit the Friends website www.chickchatt.org or call the Friends at 648-5623.