4TH OF JULY “SYMPHONY SPARKS & STARS” TRADITION RETURNS TO PENSACOLA BAY
This Fourth of July, come celebrate our country, community, and military with a free concert featuring the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra! Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the exciting, family-friendly Symphony, Sparks, & Stars” show on beautiful Pensacola Bay, presented by Attorney Peter J. Mougey of Levin Papantonio Rafferty law firm
The concert is part of a full day of Independence Day fun at Pensacola's Community Maritime Park and along the city’s vibrant, downtown waterfront at the Hunter Amphitheater. A special thanks to the City of Pensacola for providing the use of the Hunter Amphitheater.
Celebrating in the True Spirit of Independence Day
As tradition holds, this exciting and family-friendly concert kicks off at 7:30pm with the United States Marine Corps’ presentation of colors, followed by the national anthem and the United States Navy jets screaming over the bay for a fantastic fly-over. Following the flyover, the Pensacola Symphony will launch into a patriotic performance, which includes the battle hymns for each branch of military service to recognize those who have served our country. The evening concludes with the 33rd annual Sertoma fireworks—the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast!
Mougey first approached Pensacola Symphony Orchestra in 2015 about playing an open concert for the community on the Fourth of July. The event grew to become a tradition—and an important part of Pensacola’s annual Independence Day celebrations.
“Symphony Sparks & Stars highlights all the great assets of our city—our military, waterfront, and rich culture,” Mougey said. “I am excited to be a part of making this concert a Gulf Coast tradition over the past seven years, and Levin Papantonio Rafferty law firm is committed to making this a fun, patriotic event for the community.”
So Many Ways to Enjoy Symphony Sparks & Stars
Patriotic Pensacola residents needn’t wait for the concert to enjoy downtown’s Fourth of July fun. Sertoma and Cat Country 98.7 will be hosting pre-fireworks fun in Seville Square during the day. Families can also enjoy a free event inside the Blue Wahoos Stadium. The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra’s performance will be carried live on Blab TV, on the big screen at the Wahoos stadium and on NewsRadio 92.3 / AM1620 and 95.3.
About Peter Mougey
Peter Mougey is a shareholder and the Chair of Levin Papantonio Rafferty’s Securities and Business Litigation department. Recognized as one of Florida’s top 100 trial lawyers, a Florida Super Lawyer, and Law Dragon’s 500 of the country’s top litigators, Mr. Mougey has dedicated his career to championing individuals’ rights against the world’s largest companies. Most recently, in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation MDL, Mr. Mougey was selected to serve as Co-Lead of the Distributor case, and he serves on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee. Mr. Mougey was credited as one of the key negotiators in the $26 billion settlement with defendants in the case.
In addition to his law practice, Peter and his wife Katrina, continue to serve our community as founders of the following community projects:
- 2021-Present - Heart of Pensacola - focusing on nutritional insecurity.
- 2016–Present - The Symphony Sparks & Stars – 4th of July celebration.
- 2015-Present - The Palafox Downtown Beautification Project – Collaborating with our local legal community we’ve adopted almost thirty flower beds along Palafox to further beautify our downtown.
- 2015-2019 – Mougey Serve for a Cause / Real Men Wear Pink - raised near $100,000 to bring awareness and financial support for cancer patients right here in our community.
About Levin Papantonio Rafferty
The personal injury law firm Levin Papantonio Rafferty Proctor Buchanan O’Brien Barr & Mougey, P.A., (LPR) has been representing injured people of Pensacola—and the world—since 1955. The firm supports and encourages its 200 employees to engage in extensive community outreach. To date, LPR employees have donated more than $75 million to charity, as well as tens of thousands of hours of their time.
For additional information, visit levinlaw.com or call 850-435-7000.
About Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 96th season, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to promoting the well-being of the Greater Pensacola community through excellence in live symphonic music and lifelong learning through engaging musical activities. The orchestra performs 13 concerts each season, including several free community events. Through the organization’s Beyond the Stage program for community engagement, musicians share more than 140 meaningful musical experiences annually in neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, galleries, and palliative care facilities. The generous support of the community allows the organization to reach more than 50,000 individuals each year.
For additional information, visit pensacolasymphony.com or call 850-435-2533.