The Music Academy of the West in partnership with New York Philharmonic will brighten the summer starting July 4 with musical events daily through August 9. This musical series will take place at the Music Academy of the West conservatory at 1070 Fairway Rd. in Santa Barbara and include opera, orchestra concerts, solo recitals, competitions, a string quartet seminar plus many other performances.
The Stearns Wharf Merchants Association will celebrate the holiday with a live band — Renown Muzic — from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Stearns Wharf Harbor Restaurant parking lot. Renown Muzic plays covers of such popular pop songs as "California Girls" by Katy Perry, "Just Dance" by Lady Gaga, "Billy Jean" by Michael Jackson and "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley. The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m.