After being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Henry Ford Museum and The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) are continuing a more-than 25-year partnership with their traditional Salute to America: Summer Stroll event, taking place in Greenfield Village from Wednesday, June 30 through Saturday, July 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event will not look like it has in the past, featuring a strolling musical experience where DSO members will be split into smaller ensembles throughout the village. The ensembles will rotate to present each section of the orchestra in all performance locations. Along with the music and food and beverage options, guests will experience a firework finale to end the evening.
Attending the event as well will be an array of America’s diverse musical talent, including ragtime performers, choral singers, along with jazz musicians and singers, allowing guests to tour the village in a way they never have before.
On Monday, July 5, Greenfield Village will shift to Thursday-Monday operation days. Members of the Henry Ford Museum will be able to access the outdoor area on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for members-only strolls with limited programs and amenities available.
Salute to America: Summer Stroll joins Motor Muster and Historic Base Ball as part of Greenfield Village’s signature summer programming returning in 2021. Member pricing before June 21 for the event is $27.25 for adults 12 and up, $24.50 for seniors (62 and up), and $20.50 for youth (2-12). Non-member pricing is $32.00 for adults, $28.75 for seniors, and $22.50 for youth. All children under the age of two are free.
The DSO has been playing since 1887 and has become known for its collaborations with top artists, trailblazing performances, and a deep connection to Detroit. The Henry Ford Museum and village opened in 1929 and has been a cornerstone institution in the community by preserving history and encouraging education.
For updates on hours, tickets and safety guidelines, visit thf.org or follow The Henry Ford on social media @thehenryford.