North Carolina’s 4th of July Festival Announces “Veterans Tribute” Program with Brunswick Bellas

The Veteran Recognition Ceremony is a mainstay of the 4th of July Festival.
The Brunswick Bellas (Photo: Trisha Howarth/NC 4th of July Festival)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) – The North Carolina 4th of July Festival announces entertainment by Brunswick Bellas at this year’s annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony on July 2, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Southport Community Building.

The group will perform a variety of patriotic songs.

The event is sponsored by River Road Animal Hospital.

According to a press release, The Brunswick Bellas were formed in 2019 and have “enchanted audiences and performed in many venues.”

The Brunswick Bellas are a group of ten girls from South Brunswick High School who sing a cappella music under the direction of Mrs. Leonor Thomas.

They are known for singing barber style music throughout the community and at special events.

The Bellas have won competition awards, received top marks at music festivals and in the North Carolina Musical Performance Judgment.

They have been featured in Life in Brunswick County magazine and opened for the Nutcracker ballet.

You can see a performance here.

You can read more about their history here.

The Veteran Recognition Ceremony is a mainstay of the 4th of July Festival.

During the many celebrations, it allows the public to stop and remember those who serve our country, protecting our freedoms.

The public is invited and all veterans in the area are encouraged to attend.

Seating is limited and this event is first come, first served.

For more details about the festival, visit the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce website or the official 4th of July festival website at

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