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Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 3rd Celebration happens rain or shine

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It’s a weekend full of fireworks for the 4th of July.

Saturday is the 5th annual Riverview Independence Festival.

Sunday is the Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 3rd celebration.

"I'm planning on coming out to see the fireworks [Sunday] night and also hear the orchestra and see Houndmouth perform,” James Post said.

Post is living in Louisville for the summer and his hopes are high the weather is dry this weekend.

If it's not, Post says he will still attend the celebration.

“I think I'll come out with an umbrella, just in case,” Post said.

“[if there’s a] little bit of sprinkle, we'll go on. If we get nervous, we'll need to make some changes when thunder and lightning become a problem,” Executive Director of the Louisville Orchestra, Andrew Kipe said.

The Waterfront celebration starts at 5:00 p.m.

“So from 5:00 to 8:00, we've got a variety of local bands and acts that will be performing pre-show,” Kipe said.

The Louisville Orchestra will take the stage at 8:30 with special guests including a popular band from New Albany, Houndmouth.

“Of course, the Louisville Orchestra and Teddy Abrams conducting everything from holiday favorites, to great classical music, to of course, stars and stripes forever and Starwars,” Kipe said.

Fireworks start at 10:00 p.m., weather permitting.

“We monitor the weather minute by minute. When we get there, we have a direct line to the national weather service to help us make decisions,” Kipe said.

Rescheduling the event is not an option.

“Just the number of people involved and the city resources it takes to make this happen, to reschedule is almost impossible. So we do our best to try to make this happen,” Kipe said. 

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