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Salute to the USA Concert & Fireworks at Blossom Tonight & July 4

Last night my family and I went to Blossom to American Spectacular concert performed by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Blossom Festival Chorus. Afterwards, there was an impressive fireworks display! Go tonight or on July 4th for a great family fun time!

Attend the Salute to the USA Concert & Fireworks at Blossom Saturday, July 3rd & Sunday, July 4th

Salute to the USA at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on both Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4th 8:00 pm.  The Blossom Festival Band, conducted by Loras John Schissel, performs patriotic holiday favorites, including a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, Sousa marches, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture. The All-American Cookout begins 2 1/2 hours before the concert and fireworks following the concert, weather permitting.

Price: $43 box seats; $32, $27, $19; $19 lawn
Children ages 12 & under are free on lawn with an adult ticket. Pavilion tickets for children ages 12 and under are half the adult price.
Phone: (216) 231-1111; (800) 686-1141

Blossom Music Center
1145 W. Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(330) 920-8040

Our family experience at Blossom

I’ve never been to Blossom and wonder how this beautiful, family fun venue has been here for more than 42 years and I have never knew how wonderful it was. Get there early because parking is about 1/2 mile walk to the pavilion. A wagon is a good idea too if you have young kids. We were there 1 hour early and the lawn was already packed. We were able to find a spot easily but next time, I will arrive 1-1/2 – 2 hours early.

Buy your tickets online or at the gate for $19 – 60. Kids under 12 get in free. Lawn tickets are affordable at only $19 each.

picture of Blossom Music Center Box Office

Blossom Music Center Box Office

There is pavilion seating as well as lawn seating. We had lawn seating, along with about another 7,000 people! Just bring a large blanket or chairs to sit on. You can even rent low sitting chairs for $5 each.

picture of Blossom Music Center Lawn Seating

Blossom Music Center Lawn Seating

My kids had fun playing with other kids before the concert began. They were all rolling down the large hill!

picture of Kids playing at Blossom Music Center

Kids playing at Blossom Music Center

Plan ahead and pack a nice picnic for your family. I didn’t think of it in time and just threw a few juice boxes and a bag of chips in our bag. So unsophisticated!  My kids didn’t care. Next time, I plan to make a nice picnic for my family to enjoy before the concert.

picture of Blossom Music Center American Spectacular

Blossom Music Center American Spectacular

People get there early to visit, eat, play cards and other games, and even relax with a book.

picture of Relax with friends and family at Blossom Music Center

Relax with friends and family at Blossom Music Center

picture of Lawn Seating at Blossom Music Center

Lawn Seating at Blossom Music Center

Some people really plan ahead and bring small tables, citronella candles, casseroles, fresh breads, cheeses, wine, and fruit.  Their picnics looked much nicer than mine. lol

picture of Picnic in style at Blossom Music Center

Picnic in style at Blossom Music Center

picture of Picnic at Blossom Music Center American Spectacular

Picnic at Blossom Music Center American Spectacular

If you don’t have time to pack or just love yummy vendor type foods, Blossom food is available.  They also sell gyros, funnel cakes, wine, pretzels, and the like.

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Wine at Blossom Music Center

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Food Vendors at Blossom Music Center

Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center

The tone of the crowd went from party like picnic fun to hushed when the Cleveland Orchestra took stage. I was impressed at how quiet and respectful the audience was throughout the entire performance. Don’t let that stop you from bringing your kids! My kids were fine and were talking some. You can always head to the side or back of the crowd if your kids get rowdy! I think it is so important to introduce patriot music to our kids and let them experience cultural events.  Below is a picture of Elizabeth enjoying the concert, this is not a posed picture. She really loved hearing the live orchestra! She’s my music girl.

picture of Elizabeth having fun at Blossom

Elizabeth having fun at Blossom

The Cleveland Orchestra performed Overture to Candide, Suite from Appalachian Spring, and On the Trail. Then the Blossom Festival Chorus sang a cappella Deep River, Elijah Rock, and Soon Ah Will Be Done. Elijah really liked the song Elijah Rock! Overall, my kids like both the music and chorus but the chorus a bit more. We could hear the concert very well, the acoustics are amazing.

In the end the Cleveland Orchestra and the chorus came together to perform Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful and ended with Overture: The Year 1812.  This was great for the kids to be exposed to songs that we grew up with but my kids haven’t ever heard! The orchestra and chorus worked very well together to deliver an excellent concert. Below is the best picture I could get with my camera.

picture of Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

Fireworks at Blossom

In closing, there were Fireworks at Blossom tonight and through July 4th performances. I expected a small fireworks display and was thrilled with the amount and length of time of the fireworks display! My kids loved it. This is the first year that Elizabeth, age 3 really enjoyed fireworks. I loved hearing her giggle and laugh throughout the fireworks. I found myself watching my daughter’s expression instead of the fireworks several times. Even a couple other people looked her way and smiled at how much fun she was having. I guess as grown ups, we take for granted how magical fireworks really are. My son loved them too and asked all the scientific questions on how they work. Good thing my husband is an electrical engineer and could explain everything, including why we can’t do this in our backyard! lol

picture of Fireworks at Blossom Music Center

We loved the Fireworks at Blossom Music Center

picture of Fireworks at Blossom Music Center

Blossom Music Center Fireworks

picture of Fireworks at Blossom Music Center

Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls Fireworks

Surprisingly, traffic wasn’t terrible getting out of Blossom. The fireworks were done by 10:45 and we were home in no time. My kids were exhausted and asleep within minutes!

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Blossom Music Center who provided the tickets for the review.

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