5000 Enjoy Picnic Atmosphere at 31st Symphony Under The Stars

A huge crowd of area residents jammed into the Ocala Golf Club for the 31st Symphony Under the Stars Sunday and they weren’t disappointed.   The annual event was a picnic-like atmosphere with most families bringing along blankets, and in some cases, wagons full of food, snacks, and beverages.  For those who didn’t bring their own, there were several food trucks available offering everything from burgers to ice cream.  The late afternoon started with opening act Miranda Madison who sang a variety of classic standards and show tunes.  At 7 PM, the Ocala Symphony Orchestra presented a pops concert with no particular theme but a variety of popular songs including songs from the movie ET, The Music Man, Gershwin, and even a Beach Boys medley.  WITG was there broadcasting the concert live worldwide.  The concert ended at about 8:45 with a spectacular fireworks display that was far better than most 4th of July offerings.   We look forward to being back again next year to broadcast this wonderful family fun event.

 

Left:  Miranda Madison kicked off the 31st Annual Symphony Under the Stars with a beautiful set of classic standards, Gershwin, and show tunes.

 

Right:  Tom Schmidt served as the               MC for the evenings festivities

 

 

Below:  People Streamed into the Ocala Golf Club until well past 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below:  Folks enjoyed all kinds of activities while relaxing

Right:  WITG Co-owner Bobby Land watching the symphony tune-up before the show.

 

Below:  Matt Wardell conducting the Ocala Symphony Orchestra.  One listener who tuned in from Dallas said this orchestra was better than the Dallas Symphony.

And of course, the evening was capped off with a beautiful fireworks display.  Thanks FAFO for another wonderul community event!