Friday, June 18, 2021 / by Teresa Dipeso
Ocean City Pops To Give Free Concert July 3
The Ocean City Pops will perform a free outdoor concert at 7:30 p.m. on July 3 at Carey Stadium to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The local orchestra will perform patriotic classics and audience favorites in honor of the nation's birthday.
The concert at Carey Stadium is a first for the Ocean City Pops, and it will give people of all ages a chance to hear the group.
Attendees can bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on the field, or sit in the bleachers. Carey Stadium is behind Ocean City High School between the beach blocks of Fifth Street and Sixth Street.
The concert is part of a holiday weekend that will include a bike parade and kite-flying competition on July 4 with the celebration capped off by a 9 p.m. fireworks display launched from a barge off Ninth Street Beach.
Don McLean will kick off the weekend with a little "American Pie" in a Music Pier concert on July 2, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will perform on Monday, July 5. Visit Ticketmaster to reserve your seats for either of these shows.
The Ocean City Pops is also offering a week-long camp in which youth will have the opportunity to play along with and learn from members of the orchestra.
Instrumentalists in grades 5-12 can expect to participate in small group instruction, a large group performance and watch multiple live performances from the pros.
The camp will be held 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 21 through June 25 at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. The cost is $100, and registration is open at www.ocnj.us/summer-recreation-programs. Call 609-525-9304 for more information.
(Carey Stadium, site of the free Pops concert July 3)