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Final touches being put on Pops in the Park

June 27, 2013

There's only a week to go before the fireworks literally start.

The 16th annual Pops in the Park Independence Day celebration, featuring music, food, fun and fireworks, is set for next Wednesday at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.

While the highlight of the evening will undoubtedly be the annual fireworks display — complete with musical accompaniment from the Big Spring Symphony — there will be lots more for people to enjoy, Pops Committee Chairperson Kelly Seales said.

The amphitheater will open to the public at 5 p.m. More than 20 vendors have been confirmed for the event, supplying food and much-needed drink to help people deal with expected high temperatures.

The pre-show portion of the festivities will feature Vocal Trash, the Metroplex-based musical group which will perform at Pops in the Park for the first time since 2008. The group has been compared to such successful specialty acts as legendary acapella group Nylons, and Stomp, a popular drum act of which the members are known to play everything from trash cans to kitchen sinks.

“We wanted to come up with something completely different from the norm,” group founder Steve Linder said in a 2007 Herald interview. “Everyone has a band, but nobody's doing this.”

Vocal Trash is scheduled to perform at 6:30 p.m..

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