Independence Day event to again feature Richmond Symphony, laser-light show
Henrico County will present its annual Red, White and Lights community celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4 at Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road.
The free event will begin at 4 p.m. and offer an evening of family entertainment, including the Richmond Symphony’s performance of patriotic and America-themed selections and a laser-light show finale. The orchestra will perform under the direction of associate conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin and share the stage with guest artists No BS! Brass Band.
Gates will be open from 4 to 8:45 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, and they must be in the event area to see and hear the show.
“Red, White and Lights is a wonderful, family-friendly event that truly offers something for everyone – live music, a kids’ zone, roaming entertainers and, of course, a one-of-a-kind laser-light show set to music by our very own Richmond Symphony,” said Patrick W. Nalley, director of the Division of Recreation and Parks, which produced the event. “Henrico County is proud to share such a great event with our community as we come together to celebrate our nation’s independence.”
The festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and include a Kids’ Zone, featuring a “beach party” with inflatables, face painting, giant bubbles and balloon animals, plus roving entertainment from Jonathan the Juggler and Uncle Sam on Stilts. Meadow Farm’s kitchen, farmhouse and Parsons Center will be open to guests.
On the stage, the musical performances will begin with Soul Expressions and Mountain Highway. Richmond Symphony will appear with No BS! Brass Band at 8 p.m., before capping the evening with a performance to laser lights beginning at 9:15 p.m. All performances will occur under The Big Tent, a state-of-the-art mobile stage that allows the Richmond Symphony to take its music into communities.