Holiday Weekend: Pops on the River

Pops On The River

Julie Steele

Chattanooga, TN – What has become a patriotic tradition in Chattanooga--Pops On The River--is set for Saturday at 8 p.m. at Coolidge Park.

Maestro Bob Bernhardt is conductor of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, the featured entertainment for the annual event. Simply put, it's art for all types of people all ages. And that touches on one of the things Bernhardt loves: getting the symphony to those never exposed to it. Bernhard calls one of the to-be featured compositions, from the score of Oklahoma, as musical comfort food.

Even though it's been a patriotic mainstay in Chattanooga for years, Pops On The River almost didn't happen this year. That will be discussed that with Bernhardt and Allied Arts President Dan Bowers next week in more detail.

That's Pops On The River, Saturday at 8 p.m. at Coolidge Park.