Back by popular demand, the 100th Army Band from Fort Knox, Ky., will not only lead the 37th annual Gatlinburg Fourth of July Midnight Parade, but will also showcase various sectional groups in free concerts on Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza throughout the day of July 4, culminating in a full Band concert at 8:30 p.m. which ushers in Gatlinburg’s spectacular fireworks display at approximately 10 p.m.
Soldiers first, musicians second, the 100th Army Band has traveled the world to present its high- quality professional musical entertainment. The Band includes several combo components – a jazz band, brass quartet, rock band, and more. Each member of the Band receives the same combative training and is expected to have the same military abilities demonstrated by other Army personnel.
Each of the Band’s July 4 performances at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza will be free- admission.
Also performing on the Plaza during July 4 festivities will be the Burlington Teen Tour Band from Burlington, Ontario, Canada at 7 p.m.