Summer Pops – The Chorus of Westerly
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT
SUMMER POPS 2021!
SECTION LEADER SPONSOR
Summer Pops 2021 was Produced, Presented and Performed by The Chorus of Westerly
with the Pops Festival Orchestra
Special Guests: The Knickerbocker All Stars
Fireworks by Grucci and The Newport Artillery
Ryan Saunders on the Bells of Christ Church
Haunt the House, The Westerly Morris Men, Michael Chicoria and Ryan PIccolo
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
FULL SUMMER POPS PROGRAM BOOK BELOW BY THE WESTERLY SUN
SUMMER POPS 2021: PREP FOR POPS
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Blankets may put down in the park and be left in the park unattended beginning at 5 pm on Friday, Sept 10 before the Pops concert. Blankets may not be left in the park prior to this time.
The Chorus, Library, Park, and all others involved are not responsible for your blanket. If it is moved for some reason there is nothing we can do about it. You leave your blanket at your own risk. No items besides blankets may then left in the park unattended (no chairs may left, no other items).
To reserve your spot, blankets can now be put down and then left in the park in the seating area unattended, but you cannot not leave chairs, bags, coolers, or anything else unattended. Per Library/Park rules, you may not leave a plastic tarp (it will be removed) or use spikes to secure your blanket.
Please note: Only low level sand chairs are permitted in the two main center sections.
Higher chairs are permitted in the side sections just off center, on the far side sections, and in the back sections. Thank you for your understanding.
The Fireworks are launching from the north side of the pond in the park. Best viewing will be from the hill on the Grove Avenue side of the park OR right near the fence, so you can see under the trees, on the pond/High Street side.
The entire program should be done between 9:10 and 9:20 pm (subject to change).
By event/library/park guidelines –
Pets and animals are not permitted in Wilcox Park during Summer Pops.
Smoking is not permitted in Wilcox Park.
Note that parking for Summer Pops is not in any way controlled by event organizers, the Chorus, the Library, or the staff of Wilcox Park. However, we strongly recommend you come early to find a place to park.
Unless posted 'No Parking' or otherwise restricted, parking for Summer Pops attendees is usually available on most of the area side streets in the neighborhoods surrounding the park and downtown, in any open and available public lot, and this year, subject to availability - the Main Street Washington Trust parking lots and the first level of the parking garage.
Parking will fill up fast so come early. Note that parking on High Street, Broad Street, will be very limited and/or may not be available.
A limited number of accessible parking spots are typically available around the park (check Grove Ave and High Street) until they are filled or up until late afternoon.
If you have questions about accessible parking, speak with a WPD officer in downtown for instruction or ideas.
**Be aware that there are LOUD noises at Pops including cannon fire and fireworks.**
The Artillery Company of Newport usually fires a cannon shot or two (blanks) at the beginning of the show. They also fire (blanks) at several points during the 1812 Overture. Fireworks by Grucci fire their shells during the 1812 Overture, the Star-Spangled Banner, and just after and they can be loud. The Fireworks show is short, but be aware it makes a lot of noise.
You can find more info, the program itself, Covid policies and more here.
Click here or the image for The Westerly Sun's full Summer Pops Program Book for lots more!