Independence Day Celebration!

1465836633192This morning, there was a press conference about this upcoming celebration for the 4th of July! Hope to see you there!

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is returning to Heritage Park in Simpsonville this Fourth of July weekend for a special free concert.

The Independence Day Celebration at Heritage Park will occur on Saturday, July 2 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and the event starting at 6 p.m.

The GSO under the direction of Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel will start playing just after sunset. The orchestra’s hour-long show will be capped by a cannon barrage during the 1812 Overture and then followed by an 18-minute fireworks display.

The event is sponsored by The City of Simpsonville, Greenville County and Greenville Health System, and is being produced by TRZ Management, which does the event production at Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park.

Simpsonville Mayor Janice Curtis said the event is something geared for the entire family.

“We want the entire Upstate to be able to enjoy the Fourth of July with an amazing concert from one of the nation’s leading orchestras and a true fireworks spectacular,” she said.

Entrance to the event is free. Guests can bring chairs and blankets, but cannot bring their own food. There will be food and drink vendors on site. Andy White, the symphony’s interim executive director said the Fourth of July show is a special event for the Upstate.

“There is really nothing like it in the region,” he said.

Aside from the concert, the event will include military vehicles, a rock climbing wall, special salutes to armed forces, a military jump team and a Flag Retirement Ceremony by the Boy Scouts of America.  The Flag Retirement Ceremony is only performed by special Boy Scout troops where they expertly and systematically take apart a flag using scissors or shears and then incinerate the pieces in a burner.

About the Greenville Symphony Orchestra

The Greenville Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing educational and cultural opportunities for the citizens of Greenville and surrounding communities through the presentation of live orchestral music. Offering excellence in live musical performance, the orchestra enriches lives, educates minds and encourages community support of the arts. Learn more at

About the Independence Day Celebration at Heritage Park

This free Fourth of July spectacular is a family friendly event located in beautiful Simpsonville, South Carolina and held at the Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park. Learn more at Share information on the event with the hashtags #discoversimpsonville #independenceupstate