Eisenhower photo collage
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 Presidential Library and Museum 
PO Box 339   200 SE 4th Street   Abilene, KS 67410   785.263.6700   877.RING.IKE  
May 21, 2015  
Samantha Kenner, Communications Director
785.263.6764  |  877.RING.IKE 
Symphony at Sunset Concert to Commemorate D-Day at Eisenhower Presidential Library
ABILENE Kan. - The fourth annual Symphony at Sunset D-Day Commemoration Concert will be held Saturday, June 6 -- the 71st Anniversary of D-Day-- on the steps of the Eisenhower Presidential Library. The 35th Infantry Division Band (Kansas National Guard) will open the concert at 7 p.m. followed by the Salina Symphony headlining at 8:30 p.m.

This patriotic concert pays tribute to all veterans. Each year Maestro Ken Hakoda masterfully plans a beautiful selection of music. Salina native and award-winning tribute artist Les Lankhorst will perform as this year's featured guest artist. Lankhorst will pay tribute to the "Voice of the Century" marking the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra.

In lieu of a ticket fee, concert patrons are requested to make a donation. Eisenhower Presidential Library Director Karl Weissenbach said that since no tax dollars are used to fund public programs, the contributions will be used to support this year's performance and future events. This free concert is a #PayWhatYouCan performance.     

Symphony at Sunset Promo
Symphony at Sunset Promo

Those attending the concert are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets and to picnic on the grounds. Food and beverages including such items as barbecue, fritters, bierocks, pie, popcorn, nachos, donuts, candy, soft drinks and beer will be available from area vendors beginning at 5:30 p.m. Vendors include Amanda's Bistro, Cotton Candy Dreams, Cox Brothers BBQ, Dinky Dunkers, Fun Foods, West's Country Mart, Salina Symphony Guild, and Eisenhower Library/Trust Fund.  

Concert attendees are encouraged to come early and visit the museum and tour the Boyhood Home. Summer hours will be in place with the Boyhood Home closing at 4:30 and the museum at 5:45 p.m. The Visitors Center/Gift Shop will remain open until 10:30 p.m.

Symphony at Sunset sponsors include Marshall Motors and KSAL 1150 AM Radio, both of Salina and the Arts Council of Dickinson County. The concert rain date is Sunday, June 7 at 8:30 p.m. 
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
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