Free Symphony concert Sunday night at Union Station

05/25/2014 3:37 PM

06/03/2014 10:17 AM

If it’s Memorial Day weekend, it’s time for the annual Celebration at the Station. The free Kansas City Symphony concert of patriotic favorites kicks off at 8 p.m. Sunday in front of Union Station, Pershing Road and Main Street.

The event will finish with a bang — as in fireworks.

The symphony, conducted by music director Michael Stern, will be joined by the Texas Tenors. Jim Birdsall will narrate and host the event. Area color guards will also take part in the spectacle.

Planning a pre-show picnic? There will be entertainment for that, too, from A La Mode Quintet, Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra and the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Brass Ensemble.

Coolers, blankets and lawn chairs are fine, but leave your pets at home. No glass containers, either.

The concert will be broadcast live by KCPT, Channel 19.

| Tim Engle, tengle@kcstar.com

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