Monday, June 20, 2016

FREE Community Concert Coming Up July 1

Beethoven returns to the ballpark on Friday, July 1.  The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will hold their second annual Brats, Beer, & Beethoven event at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on Friday, July 1 at 7:30pm.  The event, presented by Fox Communities Credit Union, is FREE and open to the public.

“We can’t believe we get to do this again and we can’t thank the Timber Rattlers enough for our partnership! This concert is the perfect way for us to start our 50th season,” said Jamie Lafreniere, Executive Director of the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. “We get to celebrate a beautiful night of music with our musicians and the community in this amazing outdoor space. With the support of our sponsors, Fox Communities Credit Union, Neuroscience Group, CommunityFoundation for the Fox Valley Region, and Tundraland, this is a free event and we hope it makes it possible for everyone to attend, enjoy the music, and even see fireworks at the end of the night. We’re also proud to bring the MacDowell Male Chorus and Fox Valleyaires to the concert this year; the more music the better!”

Parking and admission to the event are free.  The parking lot opens at 5:00pm with the gates to the stadium opening at 6:00pm.  The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30pm and fireworks to follow at 9:00pm.

“We’re extremely excited to host the free concert again following the unbelievable success from last year,” said
Aaron Hahn, the Timber Rattlers vice president and assistant general manager.  “It’s a great way to kick off the holiday weekend and an opportunity to see an amazing group of performers for FREE!”

There will also be a donation drive for musical instruments at two events at the ballpark.  Donate a new or used instrument OR money to go towards the purchase of an instrument to give all children the opportunity to play a musical instrument!

Donations will be accepted at the Timber Rattlers game on Sunday, June 26 when the Rattlers host the Quad Cities River Bandits at 1:05pm.  Be one of the first 1,000 fans to attend this game and you will receive a Cory Chisel Bobblehead.

Fans may also donate to the instrument drive at Brats, Beer & Beethoven on Friday, June 1.  Donations may be tax deductible.

This collection is made possible by the collaborative efforts of Fox Communities Credit UnionWisconsin Timber RattlersCory Chisel, and The Refuge.

“At Fox Communities Credit Union we say “Make Life Happen”, and we are excited to be a part of this event to help more people enjoy the sounds of the Fox Valley Symphony, especially kids,” said Lynn Marie Hopfensperger, Community Development Officer at Fox Communities Credit Union.  “Fox is happy to be able to make life happen for all of the talented artists we have in the area, we are so rich in the arts, we’re proud to be a small part of this.”

Seating for Brats, Beer, and Beethoven is first-come-first-serve and food and beverages will be available for purchase from the concessions stands at the ballpark.