Pop Goes the Fort Marks 10th Anniversary on the 4th With Fireworks, Symphony
If celebrating America's independence with patriotic music and a massive fireworks display is how you like to do the 4th, then you'll want to attend Pop Goes the Fort.
Fort Bliss MWR will mark the 10th anniversary of its Independence Day celebration at Biggs Park with a live performance from the El Paso Symphony Orchestra followed by “a bigger and better than ever firework spectacular.”
Unfortunately, because it’s on base and the military’s coronavirus restrictions are not as loose as the city or county’s, it will not be open to the general public.
This year's Pop Goes the Fort “will be open to DOD ID cardholders only," per a post on the MWR Facebook. Even so, because of gate and safely restrictions, only 5,000 tickets are available on a first come basis.
The flyer posted below and Fort Bliss MWR Facebook can answer any questions you may have.
According to a published report, Pop Goes the Fort will be the first time the entire El Paso Symphony Orchestra will get together to play since Covid halted all of EPSO's live performances in March 2020.
Those lucky enough to get ticket to the event can expect “an exciting and varied program mixing traditional patriotic music, contemporary patriotic music, and pop music performed with Eli Zamora and Youth Opera of El Paso,” the Executive Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra Association tells the El Paso Herald Post.
Zamora, a singer from El Paso now living in Las Vegas, was on Team Kelly Clarkson during the 2020 season of "The Voice." He blew Clarkson away with his Spanish performance of a Juan Gabriel song during the blind auditions. The 1st Armored Division Band will also perform at the Fourth of July event.