Ad Spot

May 12, 2021

Thousands turn out for Pops at Post

By Shelley Smith
ssmith@salisbrypost.com
SALISBURY — Tracy McMillin has enjoyed Pops at the Post with more than 50 close friends and family since it started seven years ago,
They parked a car in the usual spot to mark the rallying point for the festivities at 7 a.m. Saturday. It was the first vehicle in the lot.
By 1 p.m., McMillin and others waited in line to bring in everything else, including tables — complete with tablecloths and a flower centerpiece — and lots of food.
When the baton dropped, McMillin was among the thousands who enjoyed the Seventh Annual Salisbury Symphony Pops at the Post Saturday evening.
Director David Hagy led a program including fan favorites, such as music from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Harry Potter” movie and, excerpts from “West Side Story.”
“We come every year and we have a huge group,” McMillin said. “Everyone looks forward to it.”
Kelly Seamon of Rockwell made Saturday’s show her second Pops experience, bringing her family and children.
“We like just hanging out with family and listening,” she said. “And it’s good for the kids.”
Abby Seamon, 18, said she enjoyed talking to people, and likes the music.
“You come out and everyone’s good, talkative,” she said. “Everyone talks to you. And the music is relaxing.”
Brittany Livengood of Salisbury High School’s JROTC was serving free Cheerwine with fellow JROTC members, and was experiencing her first Pops at the Post concert.
“I just like helping out,” she said. “People do this to help bring Salisbury to life.”
Greta Compton of Salisbury picked a spot in the front under a tree, and enjoyed the concert so much last year, decided to come back again.
“It was so great last year,” she said. “I just like the fact that it’s very family oriented and these people take the time out of their busy schedules to perform.
“And the atmosphere is very light-hearted.”
Wayne Dalton and his daughter, Allison, enjoyed their first concert this year. His wife, a school teacher, decided to stay home and work on end of the year things, but he says he’ll convince her to come back in 2012.
“On a nice evening like this, with a cool breeze, she would enjoy it,” he said. “This is relaxing, and it’s good to be out with people. I think it’s a good thing that the city of Salisbury is doing for the community.”
Dalton said the concert with his daughter had been a “nice evening together under the stars.”
Zavia Rudisell, 14, played the trumpet and percussion at West Rowan Middle School, and said her favorite part of the evening was the music. Her sister, Vivien, 11, also enjoyed the music and “just sitting out here,” she said.
But their brother, Adrian, 9, said the music was “okay,” and enjoyed the water misting tent the most.
“It feels hot outside and the mist cools you down and you can relax,” he said.
The Salisbury Swing Band warmed up patrons’ ears before the symphony began. Also featured during the concert were Robert and Tara Von Geons and the Salisbury Ecumenical Choir.




 
 
 
 

Comments

Comments closed.

Education

A.L. Brown celebrates seniors with signing day

Business

Rebounding, but not recovered: Rowan County tourism begins challenging path toward normalcy

High School

High school baseball: Padgett leads Mustangs; 100th win for West coach Graham

Coronavirus

RSS superintendent, Board of Health discuss strategies for increasing student vaccination rates

Nation/World

Gas stations report shortages as pipeline shutdown drags on

News

Lawyers: Black man didn’t drive into deputies who shot him

Nation/World

Liz Cheney says Trump and GOP backers threaten democracy

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department clarifies county’s COVID-19 death total is 301

Landis

Landis approves new land development ordinance, zoning map

Landis

Landis approves body camera, stun gun purchase for public safety officers

Crime

One charged, another dead on sheriff’s most wanted list

Crime

No injuries after car shot eight times on Old Concord Road

Education

RSS talks first steps for new federal relief totaling $66 million

China Grove

Gary’s Barbecue staff, customers look back at 50 years

News

Salisbury Lions Club names Person of the Year, Lion of the Year at 78th annual banquet

Education

Student COVID-19 numbers show first decline since plan A

High School

High school golf: Fowler competes in state tournament

News

Amazon announces new distribution center for North Carolina

News

House passes bill to bar Cooper from mandating COVID shot

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees death 302 from COVID-19; Health Department to host final mass vaccine clinic

Ask Us

Ask Us: What happened to work on South Fulton Street home?

Crime

Blotter: Woman says she was shot in hand on Lincolnton Road

Crime

Rowan Sheriff’s Office charges Salisbury man with operating illegal gambling business

Crime

Blotter: Rockwell man arrested on felony drug, breaking and entering charges