|Pelicans Light Up the Sky on Independence Day|
A fireworks show capped off the evening of live music and baseball.
The Long Bay Symphony entertained the crowd during the evening.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans took the Fourth of July weekend as a reason to celebrate in a big way. On July 3rd, the Class A team hosted an overflow crowd. Staging the first ever “Pops In The Park”, baseball fans not only got to see their favorite team play, but also got to enjoy live music and fireworks.
The Pelicans took on the Frederick Keys in baseball action. The Keys are the Class A team for the Baltimore Orioles. During select in game breaks, the local Long Bay Symphony wowed the standing room only crowd with musical selections from classical to old standards. Then, in a first at Coastal Federal Field, the fans settled back to enjoy a 50-minute concert while viewing a patriotic fireworks display.
It was a perfect way to spend Independence Day for over 5,600 fans. Rain threatened as musicians huddled under a tent erected for the event. But in the end, Mother Nature decided to cooperate and the evening went off without a hitch. The only scary moment was when the music was so perfect and clear that Pelican staffers were afraid that something had gone wrong and a CD was being played.
Symphony officials and Pelicans management agreed that the “Pops In The Park” concert was a huge success. Fans seemed to concur, as they left Coastal Federal Field humming their favorite tune. The Myrtle Beach team has more summertime fun on tap, with upcoming baseball camps, Hardees “Slammers” eating contest and giveaways.
Thanks to Angela Barwick for this capcom story & these capcom photos.