City Slang: DSO to celebrate Independence Day in style



The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a very special 21st anniversary celebration of its family-friendly Independence Day concerts.


They say, “Four nights of performances led by Maestro Leonard Slatkin will take place on the lawn at Dearborn’s historic Greenfield Village on July 3, 4, 5 and 6 with gates opening at 6 p.m. and concerts to commence at 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to gather their blankets, picnic and lawn chairs to enjoy favorites such as The Star Spangled Banner, Armed Forces Medley and other patriotic favorites.
“The metro Detroit tradition will continue as 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps parade the concert grounds at 7 p.m. followed by a prelude concert featuring the River Raisin Ragtime Review at 7:30 p.m. The night’s festivities will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and a live display of cannon fire and fireworks.

Tickets range from $12-$50, and can be purchased from the Henry Ford Village by calling (313) 982-6001 or online at