Jamestown, Va. July 18, 2019 – Virginia’s 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution invites the public to come enjoy a one-time-only performance the American Evolution Fanfare to Democracy Concert featuring the Richmond Symphony on July 30 at 8 p.m at Historic Jamestown at Jamestown Island. The concert is free and open to the public and is presented by Riverside Health System with support from Colonial National Historic Park, Jamestown Rediscovery and Preservation Virginia. Food trucks will be on site, exclusive “America: Made in Virginia” merchandise will be available for purchase, and guests are encouraged to bring their own small camping chairs, blankets, family and friends to enjoy the concert.
The concert is a part of the 400th anniversary of the meeting of the first assembly that took place from July 30 through August 4, 1619, and was comprised of two male settlers representing each of the 11 major settlement areas in Virginia. Governor Sir George Yeardley presided over the first convening of this new form of government in the church in Jamestown, VA, forming the basis of today’s representative system of government in the United States of America.