Cape Symphony Returns to Cape Cod National Seashore

Free Outdoor Concert on August 24th
Cape Symphony will perform a free outdoor concert at Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor Center Amphitheater at 7 pm on August 24. (Photo courtesy of Cape Symphony)

WELLFLEET, Mass. - Following memorable concerts in 2016 and 2017, Cape Cod National Seashore is pleased to welcome back the Cape Symphony for a free outdoor concert at 7 pm on Friday, August 24 at the outdoor amphitheater at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham.

The National Park Service and Cape Symphony will collaborate on a multimedia production featuring the symphony’s principal musicians and singers and musicians from the United States Air Force Band. This fun-filled evening of music in a beautiful setting along the shores of Salt Pond will feature a trip to Broadway; highlight Hollywood blockbusters, including Jaws, plus movies filmed in national parks, like E.T. and Star Wars; and celebrate our nation with heart-stirring patriotic songs.

“We are thrilled to have the symphony back,” said Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent Brian Carlstrom. “These concerts have become a ‘don’t miss’ event on the Outer Cape. They are artfully produced, fun, and there is something for everyone. Each year showcases something different, and this year it is the patriotism provided by the Air Force Band, and stunning visuals and recognizable scores from movies filmed in national parks.”

In addition to the USAF Band, performers include the Cape Symphony’s Operations and Personnel Manager, singer and retired MSgt Jennifer E. Dashnaw, USAF; Cape native and critically acclaimed jazz/pop star Jessica Curran; and Connecticut-based Berklee grad Jesse Terry. Barnstable actor Sherrie Smith Scudder will appear in an excerpt from “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” providing a sneak peek of this multimedia production for actors and orchestra featured in the Cape Symphony’s September 22 and 23 season opener, “Passport to America.”

The free seashore event is made possible by major financial support from Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastern National, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

IF YOU GO:  The Salt Pond Visitor Center Amphitheater is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham. Outdoor bench and lawn seating are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free and the amphitheater is wheelchair-accessible. Parking is available at Salt Pond Visitor Center or at the nearby Little Creek Parking Area, with free shuttle service to and from the event. Those attending are encouraged to bring bug spray, and flashlights for ease in returning to vehicles. The rain location is Nauset Regional High School, 100 Cable Road, Eastham. Visit for more information about national seashore programs. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on