Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:46 AM

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA'S POPS ON THE RIVER IS JULY 3

If you go What:Pops on the River Where:Coolidge Park, 200 River St. When:8 p.m. CSO concert, 9:45 p.m. fireworks finale Admission:Free For more information:www.chattanoogapops.com Fans of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera fill Coolidge Park at last summer's Pops on the River. Fans of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera fill... Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press. Organizers anticipate thousands of people coming to Coolidge Park for Chattanooga's annual Independence Day celebration, Pops on the River, on Monday, July 3. "This is the largest crowd we perform for every year," says Kayoko Dan, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera conductor. "It's an amazing event where the whole city gets together and enjoys music and independence." Entertainment starts at 5 p.m. with a tribute to veterans, featuring Operation Song. The group holds classes in which veterans relate their war experiences to Nashville songwriters, who craft those stories into songs. "We are trying to get as many area veterans to our segment [as we can]," says Bobbie Standefer of Operation Song. "We are giving them a free CD signed by our Nashville songwriters if they come to the booth and check us out. They will enjoy the stories put to music." The CSO concert will ...

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