Sewanee Fourth of July Planning Dates

It’s that time of year again to start planning for the Fourth of July. Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to attend. The meetings are held on Mondays at 5 p.m. at the Sewanee Senior Citizen’s Center. Meeting dates are June 18, and 25.
The Fourth of July Committee is in search of a chairperson to organize the Street Dance as well as a co-chair to assist with the parade. If you love the Fourth of July and are vibrant and organized, join the team to make this annual celebration come to life.
For a complete schedule, click here.

​Friday Nights in the Park and Reverse Raffle

The Sewanee Business Alliance (SBA) is hosting a series of free concerts in downtown Sewanee.
The lineup for Friday Nights in the Park is: Stray Fossa on June 22; Volk on June 29; Little Russell Band on July 6; and JackWagon on July 13. University Avenue will be closed at 6 p.m. each of these nights for the annual outdoor family event, with food and drink from local vendors available for purchase. The entertainers play from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Angel Park Pavilion.
On Wednesday, July 4, the Jess Goggans Band will perform from noon–2 p.m.
The events are free and open to the public.
The SBA is also sponsoring a reverse raffle to benefit Sewanee Angel Park and Housing Sewanee, with a chance for participants to win up to $5,000.
Tickets are $100 each and are for sale at the following local businesses: The Blue Chair, Locals, Lemon Fair, University Realty and Woody’s Bicycles. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.sewaneeangelpark.com.
During each Friday Nights in the Park event, there will be a drawing for a special prize. The ticket drawn will be placed back in the pool for another chance to win. The $5,000 grand prize drawing will take place during the 8th annual AngelFest on Sept. 28. Participants do not have to be present to win.
For more information go to sewaneevillage.com.

Sewanee Summer Music Festival Begins June 23

The Sewanee Summer Music Festival will run this year from June 23 to July 22. One of the nation’s premier orchestra and chamber music training festivals, the SSMF has brought the sound of music to the Mountain for more than 60 summers.
A few highlights include the Opening Gala Concert in the Faculty Artist Series, June 23 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.; “Symphonic Sundays,” concerts at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each Sunday from July 1-22; the Faculty Artist Series on Wednesday and Saturday evenings; and the annual Fourth of July Patriotic Celebration (attendance is free for this special concert).
In addition to the Fourth of July concert, Friday evening concerts showcasing student chamber ensembles and Saturday morning concerts in Guerry Garth also are free to the community. All are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a Saturday outdoor concert!
The full concert schedule and ticket information can be found on the SSMF website http://ssmf.sewanee.edu/. Tickets are available now online for individual concerts or the full season; season passes are $125.