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BPO to honor our many heroes at 22nd KeyBank Independence Eve Celebration

Bisons announce post-game concert program for annual July 3rd event
June 8, 2016

There are heroes all around us…on the playing field, on the big screen and most importantly, on the battlefields both near and far. On Sunday, July 3rd at the Buffalo Bisons' 22nd Annual KeyBank Independence Eve Celebration, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus will pay tribute to them all!

Just weeks away from the fan-favorite summer tradition at Coca-Cola Field, the Bisons and BPO announced the Independence Even Concert Program for the post-game show following the game between the Bisons and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (6:05 p.m.). CLICK HERE for your BPO Tickets!

As this marquee WNY event nears the half-million mark in attendance, BPO conductor Stefan Sanders makes his Independence Eve debut with a program designed to celebrate all our great heroes.

For those that paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and liberty, the BPO and Chorus will perform Battle Hymn of the Republic, Overture 1812, and Stars & Stripes Forever. The great Independence Eve tradition of recognizing each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces will also continue with the Armed Forces Salute, where we will once again ask the brave men and women currently serving or retired to stand and be recognized by all fans in attendance.

We have heroes on the playing field as well, and in August will be cheering on the athletes that will be representing the United States of America at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, Brazil. The BPO will honor those athletes with an Olympic Fanfare arrangement.

For our heroes on the big screen, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play tributes to some of the most iconic characters in cinema history. Movements celebrating Star Wars, Superman, and Batman will be accompanied by big board videos as well as special on-field surprises. There will also be a sing-along to one of Disney's animated classics, Beauty and the Beast.

After the performance from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Bisons fans will be treated to the team's Largest Fireworks Show of the Season!

KeyBank Independence Eve tickets are only $25 (a $2 savings off the day-of event price) and are on sale right now by CLICKING HERE, calling THE-HERD at 843-4373 or by visiting the Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

There are no more BPO 4-Packs available for this year's event.