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Second Annual Symphony at Sunset is Saturday

Second Annual Symphony at Sunset is Saturday
New WWII exhibit opens at Eisenhower Museum, vendors will offer food prior to Salina Symphony patriotic concert at 8:30 p.m.

The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in Abilene will present the second annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemorative Concert with the Salina Symphony on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

The concert, which honors veterans, will feature patriotic selections including "76 Trombones" from The Music Man.

The Salina Symphony will perform under direction of Maestro Ken Hakoda.

Saturday will also mark the opening of the newest exhibit at the Eisenhower Museum, World War II Remembered: Leaders, Battles & Heroes. The three-year commemoration of WWII marks the 70th anniversaries of the war and its aftermath.

The second annual Symphony at Sunset concert will take place Saturday at 8:30 p.m. The concert is an annual event scheduled the first Saturday in June to commemorate D-Day and honor veterans.

The exhibit focuses on the personal stories of unsung heroes and the lesser-known events of the war. The museum will be open extended hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Regular admission charges will apply.

In advance of the Symphony at Sunset Concert, there will be food and beverage services available beginning at 4 p.m. for those who wish to have a picnic dinner on the grounds. No outside food or coolers will be permitted, but families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the fare from vendors who will be offering bierocks, pulled pork, smoked sausage, chicken salad, meatball sub sandwiches, grilled hamburgers/hot dogs, shaved ice, snacks, beer, wine, lemonade, soft drinks and water.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., local musicians will offer entertainment.  The Arts Council of Dickinson County says those performers will include vocal and guitar artist Sam Markley; vocal and guitar duo Sherry and Sarah Johnson and the bluegrass trio, Pure American Brothers.

The Symphony at Sunset program is an annual event scheduled the first Saturday in June. This date was selected to commemorate D-Day and honor veterans. Additional details may be found online at the Eisenhower Museum website or the Salina Symphony website.

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