“Freedom Celebration & Fireworks,” a musical and visual extravaganza sponsored by the City of Palmdale, is coming to the Palmdale Amphitheater on Saturday, June 30.

Providing pre-fireworks entertainment will be a cappella Los Angeles regional act The Alley Cats. The Alley Cats have been opened for Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld and Joan Rivers, and have appeared on numerous television shows for NBC, CBS, and PBS. The Alley Cats have performed in concert all over the world alongside iconic groups such as The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Beach Boys. Most notably, they were featured with Jay Black as The Americans on the television special Pop, Rock and Doo-Wop. The Alley Cats have also had the special honor of entertaining US troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have performed at The White House.

Following The Alley Cats will be Soul City, comprised of some of the region’s best musicians, performing R&B dance and singalong hits.

“We’re thrilled to host a community favorite event for all ages to enjoy,” said Keri Smith, director of recreation and culture. “It’s going to be a great way to kick off all that we’ve got planned for a summer of fun in Palmdale!”

Tickets are $5 for ages 13 years and older. Free admission tickets are available for children 12 years and under. Tickets are available at www.PalmdaleAmphitheater.com. Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and free admission ticket must be presented at the entry gate.  Parking is free. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will culminate in a colorful fireworks display.

Due to the expected large crowds from the community support of the Freedom Celebration & Fireworks and a regional softball tournament at Best of the West Softball complex, attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance and find alternative modes of transportation to the event, including carpools, bicycles, bus, Lyft, Uber or walking.

Food and beverage concessions, including a local brewery, will be available on site. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and/or low back chairs to sit on. No outside food, fireworks, alcohol, pets or EZ ups are allowed.

Other events and concerts coming to Palmdale Amphitheater this summer will be announced in the coming weeks.