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The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Benjamin Rous, will return to Yorktown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for its 20th annual outdoor concert. The concert was rescheduled from its original performance date due to the threat of Tropical Storm Hermine.
According to a York County press release, this year’s concert is funded by community contributors including local organizations, businesses, and individuals. York County, York County Arts Commission and the Virginia Commission for the Arts also helped sponsor the event.
The Celebrate Yorktown Committee of the Yorktown Foundation, a volunteer group, raised a total of $24,000, which was needed to cover the cost of presenting the event free to the public, the release stated.
Thursday’s concert will be held at Riverwalk Landing on Water Street in Yorktown. York County encourages visitors to arrive early with lawn chairs and picnic baskets. A prize for the most creative picnic set-up will be awarded prior to the concert.
The county has offered the following tips for concertgoers:
- Plan to arrive early because parking is expected to fill up in Yorktown and traffic can be heavy.
- Event parking will be available at the York County Courts and Office Complex, Administration and York Hall buildings on Ballard Street, and the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace on Water Street.
- Handicap parking is available on the lower level of the parking terrace.
- The Yorktown Trolley service will end at 5:00 p.m. and will not be in service during or after the concert.
- Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
In the event of inclement weather, call the event weather hotline at (757) 890-3520 for updated information. For additional information, visit visityorktown.org or call (757) 890-4490.