July 4 = Big Bang!
Cover your ears and hold onto your folding chair if you participate in the Hayes Presidential Center's its outdoor Independence Day Concert from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Admission to the concert is FREE thanks to major sponsorship from Crown Battery Manufacturing Co.
The Toledo Symphony Concert Band is Northwest Ohios premiere musical ensemble. The talented musicians who comprise the band are members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. Their stage for the Independence Day Concert is the verandah on the 31-room mansion of 19thU.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Additional funding for the concert is provided by Mosser Construction Inc. and hundreds of individuals and businesses in the surrounding area.
Military veterans in the audience are invited to stand when the theme of their branch of the Armed Services is played. Everyone is encouraged to show their patriotic spirit by wearing red, white and blue clothing.
Audience members are reminded to bring their own seats and come prepared for the weather. Free parking is available on the grounds and adjoining city streets.
In addition to the concert, both the Hayes Home and Hayes Museum are open for tours from noon-5 p.m. making it easy for concert attendees to view the exclusive exhibit Dressed for Life: First Ladies & Red Dress Collection.
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