Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in conjunction with Friends of the Park invites the public to an evening concert by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Wilder Brigade Monument in Chickamauga Battlefield.
The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra is presented through special funding from Friends of the Park as part of the Civil War 150th commemoration. The free concert will be a "special and nostalgic evening" for residents and visitors, who are invited to converge on the tower with blankets, camp chairs, picnic baskets and a taste for American music.
Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal will be attending the Chattanooga Symphony Concert. Governor Deal will open the concert with the reading of a proclamation highlighting the significance of the 150th anniversary and the establishment of the National Military Park.
“It is an honor to publicly recognize the strategic significance of the Battle of Chickamauga, which occurred 150 years ago, and to remember those who gave their lives during this conflict,” Governor Deal said. “It holds greater meaning since we do so on the very ground where the battle took place all those years ago.”
The Governor and First Lady will then enjoy an evening under the stars listening to the American music provided by the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra.
This will be a “green event” and so participants will be asked to carry-out what they carry-in to the concert as they part in taking caring for the national military park. In case of inclement weather on the day of the concert, unfortunately the concert will be cancelled. Parking will take place in the Recreation Field and other fields surrounding the Wilder Brigade Monument. If a vehicle becomes mired due to wet field conditions, it may need to be towed at the owner’s expense, officials said.