Labor Day Replay Brings Fireworks & Concerts Back to Chisholm Trail Park - City of Yukon

Labor Day Replay Brings Fireworks & Concerts Back to Chisholm Trail Park

Posted by City of Yukon on 08/15/2017

On Monday, September 4, join the City of Yukon for Labor Day Replay: a night of music and fireworks at Chisholm Trail Park!

If you were at Freedom Fest the night of July 3, then you remember how the weather forced the festival to end early, and without fireworks.  The City of Yukon is using the reshoot for a Labor Day celebration!

A variety of food trucks will be on site selling delicious dishes.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a nice evening of music, food and fireworks with your friends and family. 

The festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. with live music from Micky and the Motorcars. Thirteen years can put a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer: pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for at least as many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers and founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh recruits Josh Owen (lead guitar, pedal steel guitar), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums).  Micky and Gary, who by their own admission, haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes. 

At 8:00 p.m., Irv Wagner’s Concert Band plays classics at the Gazebo. The International Trombone Association has two distinguished awards which it gives. The Neill Humfeld Award is for Distinguished Teaching as well as contributions to the Association. The Award was given to Irv due to his teaching record as well as my contributions to educating trombonists around the world. As for his own students, Wagner trains them in every line of trombone work from playing in Symphony Orchestras, to jazz, to teaching at every level, and writing music. He organized and taught master classes around the world, and this was a part of the award. 

The gigantic fireworks show starts following the concert, at 9:30 p.m. 

“We received so many compliments on this year’s fireworks show at Freedom Fest,” said Jan Scott, Parks and Recreation Director. “We’re excited to bring that same level of a fireworks back for our community to enjoy.”

Parks and Recreation is one of Yukon’s best departments. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do.  To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-350-8937.