Concert Celebrations on Independence Day

Every year around this time, families scramble to the nearest clothing stores to pick out their perfect red white and blue, starred and striped outfit to wear for the 4th. During the day most barbecue on the grill at home, some go to the closest park for a picnic, and many attend Fourth of July parades and concerts. Thanks to John Adams, the night ends with an awesome show of sparks and burning colored flames. Here are some ways you can spend this firework driven holiday.

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson’s annual 4th of July picnic will surely be the highlight of your day before the night falls. Also at the Austin360 Amphitheatre will be Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson and more. If you are in the Austin, Texas area or don’t mind getting on the road again, score tickets here to sing along with Willie Nelson to some of his classics like “Funny How Time Slips Away” and “Always on My Mind”.


Combine traditional fireworks with a concert in the crisp summer night air and you get the Independence Day celebration at the Hollywood bowl. Listen to the Grammy award winning a cappella pop group Pentatonix with your family and friends while the sky is lit with hues of red white and blue. Don’t just imagine all the fun you will have, live it. Purchase tickets here and get ready to sing along to “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Pentatonix.

San Francisco Symphony

The Shoreline Amphitheatre will also host a night show with conductor Edwin Outwater and the San Francisco Symphony. The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular begins in the early evening with games and activities for loads of family fun. SFS will perform at dusk as the day ends with a beautiful array of fireworks visible from all over the park. Purchase tickets to this Mountain View celebration here.

What ever you decide to do, enjoy the holiday and be safe!