EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSSymphony Concert Moved To Municipal Auditorium
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 1, 2013 10:39 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 3, 2013 6:34 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The free concert by the West Virginia Symphony scheduled for Wednesday night has been moved from Haddad Riverfront Park to the Charleston Municipal Auditorium, city officials said.
The fireworks, scheduled for after the concert are set to go off on schedule.
The city of Charleston has a contingency plan for the fireworks show concert if Mother Nature does not cooperate Wednesday evening.
While the city still plans to have a concert by the West Virginia Symphony and fireworks by Pyrotechnico, the symphony concert might be moved into the Municipal Auditorium if rain continues through the evening in downtown Charleston, according to a news release from the city.
The city said, if that happens, it will notify the news media by 6 p.m. Wednesday of any changes in the concert schedule and post the schedule change on the city's website at www.cityofcharleston.org.
The current plan is to proceed with the free concert by the Symphony Orchestra beginning at 8 p.m.on the Schoenbaum Stage of Haddad Riverfront Park. Fireworks will follow from two launch sites on MacCorkle Avenue at 9:45 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be on Kanawha Boulevard.
Expect lots of fireworks over your July Fourth holiday.
In West Virginia's capital city, you can actually enjoy fireworks three nights in a row -- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Pyrotechnico will be producing all three shows.
The city of Charleston will have its fireworks display Wednesday night at Haddad Riverfront Park. The West Virginia Symphony will be performing at 8 p.m., and fireworks are expected at about 9:45 p.m., a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said.
Meanwhile, Appalachian Power Park will have fireworks displays Thursday and Friday nights. The West Virginia Power takes on the Lexington Legends in games on those days, with Thursday's game starting at 6 p.m. and Friday's contest beginning at 7 p.m. Fireworks displays are planned at the park at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 p.m. Friday. Thursday night at the park will also feature a post-game concert by the Davisson Brothers.
The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau said the primary fireworks launch site for the city's fireworks show will be from MacCorkle Avenue east of the South Side Bridge, just as it has been for the city's Independence Day celebrations for the past decade. The bureau said a second launch site, right across the Kanawha River from Haddad Park, means that the best vantage point for the full fireworks effect will be from the park and Kanawha Bouelvard downtown.
Charleston is not the only location that will be lighting up the sky. In Spencer, the city will be hosting its annual fireworks celebration Thursday, beginning at 10 p.m. Fireworks will be set off from the old State Hospital Hill (behind Walmart) and can be viewed from downtown Spencer.
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