A traditional July 4th favorite, the Blossom Festival Band performs patriotic holiday favorites, including a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, Sousa marches, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture. Conducted by the world’s foremost authority on John Philip Sousa and Cleveland favorite, Loras John Schissel.
Fireworks follow the concert, weather permitting.
At a Glance
WILLIAMS - Overture: The Cowboys
GRAINGER - Colonial Song
HERBERT - Badinage
SOUSA - March: Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
MANCINI - Mancini Magic
WALTERS - Duty, Honor, Country
TRADITIONAL - March-Past of the U.S. Armed Forces
TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture
This concert is sponsored by Forest City Enterprises,
a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.
Enjoy an All-American Cookout at Blossom before the concert! On select concerts of the 2012 Blossom Festival, Blossom chefs are grilling up a menu of burgers, sausages, and other all-American summertime favorites. You can purchase these at your convenience on the Blossom grounds prior to these concerts, or choose Blossom's regular food offerings — or bring your own picnic to enjoy!
All-American Cook-out menu is offered
on July 3 and 4, and on September 1 and 2.
The All-American Cookout will be located at the Lawn Terrace at the top of the Lawn seating area. The menu features hot dogs and hamburgers, grilled chicken and sausages, macaroni & cheese, potato salad, fruit salad, baked beans, and corn on the cob. Chef’s Specials will also be on offer.
In addition, the Blossom Grille is open for pre-concert dining. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 330-916-6063 Monday thru Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or after 4 p.m. on Festival concert nights.
Parking at Blossom
Free parking is available for all Blossom Festival concerts.
LAWN TICKET HOLDERS park free on grass lots. For each Blossom Festival concert, Blossom staff make every effort to allow patrons to park in paved lots. On busy concert nights, however, Lawn ticket buyers and patrons without a parking pass may be directed to grass lots.
PAVILION TICKET HOLDERS are eligible for a parking pass or hang tag for one of Blossom's paved lots. However, tickets must be purchased in advance to receive one of these tags.
Pavilion ticket holders who purchase tickets in advance
automatically receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lots C-D-E. To receive these hang tags, your tickets must be purchased at least ten days prior to concert.
Blossom Festival season subscribers receive an undated parking pass for Subcriber Lot B, the lot closest to the pedestrian bridge.
Box Seat holders receive complimentary dated parking hang tags for Blossom’s paid parking lot, First Energy Lot A. To receive these hang tags, your tickets must be purchased at least ten days prior to concert.
ONLINE PURCHASES — Parking passes are not currently available as a print-at-home ticket. If you purchase on-line and use the print-at-home feature, you will not receive a parking hang tag in the email with your order. However, if you purchase at least ten days prior to the concert, a hang tag will be mailed to you.
UPGRADED PARKING — A limited number of dated Lot A parking passes may be available for sale at $15 per car per night. Please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office for availability and purchase. Allow ample time for US first-class postal delivery. These parking passes cannot be purchased on-line or on the night of the concert.)
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Parking spaces for patrons with disabilities and special needs are in Lots B and E. A valid disability parking permit is required and must be displayed. For further information, please contact Guest Services at 330-926-6068.
For more information about parking, please call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111 or toll free at 800-686-1141 on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.