Special Concert Under The Elms Slated For July 3

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Athen's annual summertime concert series will be a booming affair during the next performance on the eve of Independence Day.

The Concert Under the Elms on July 3rd will feature a battery of artillery and artillerymen during the Communiversity band's performance of Tchikovsky's 1812 Overature.

The 1st Battalion, 134th Field Artillery Regiment of the Ohio National Guard will be taking part in the performance.

The special presentation was the idea of Ohio University President Roderick McDavis and Athen's Mayor Paul Wiehl.  It was organized with the help of city engineer Andy Stone, who is also a member of the National Guard.

Traffic in the area will be restricted for a short period of time to ensure safety of the general public.