ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Civic Symphony of Green Bay will present a free concert for the community on Saturday, July 1, 2023.

Local 5’s Michele McCormack will serve as emcee and recite Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

The event is hosted by Pilotsmith Flight School and Jet Air Group at the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport.

Doors open at noon, and admission to the general public is free, with donations being accepted. The concert is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m., and event organizers are asking those interested to bring a lawn chair.

The event will be filled with family-friendly activities, including a musical instrument “petting zoo” sponsored by Heid Music, face painting, and a kazoo craft activity for kids.

Aircraft and airport vehicles will be on display, and Pilotsmith will have an open house for
students interested in learning more about being a pilot.

The afternoon will end with the orchestra playing a concert of flying-themed and patriotic music in the Jet Air Group hangar at 3:00 p.m. The Civic Symphony of Green Bay will be joined by special guest vocalists Darren and Shelly Johnson from Daddy D Productions.

Parking will be offsite at the Oneida Bingo & Casino lot at 2170 Airport Drive. A shuttle bus will bring concertgoers to/from Pilotsmith. Limited handicap parking (with hangtag, placard, or plate) will be available at the Jet Air Group hangar.

Parking is not allowed along the road or in other area business lots. Watch for signs. The airport’s long-term parking lot will be open, but standard rates apply, and it is a long 3/4 mile walk to the venue.

Concertgoers are encouraged to use the free offsite parking and shuttle service.