Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Tribute Concert to Anne Springs Close Planned for September 25th

The Anne Springs Close Greenway announced details this week regarding a tribute concert planned in honor of Anne Springs Close at the Comporium Amphitheater for Sunday, September 25th featuring the internationally acclaimed Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Close, Greenway founder and matriarch who passed away in August 2021 at the age of 95, was a dedicated supporter and attendee of the CSO, and the free community concert is being offered to commemorate her love for the arts and her lifelong dedication to bringing people together in the outdoors. 

“Anne Close was a passionate supporter of the arts, as well as the environment,” said John Gordon, CEO of Leroy Springs & Co., which operates the Anne Springs Close Greenway. “She championed many causes, and we are happy to host a concert in partnership with The Foundation for The Carolinas and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as a tribute to that legacy. Mrs. Close believed deeply that all people, regardless of circumstance, should have access to the arts and the outdoors – two things that she loved dearly.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics for their enjoyment. Admission is free and the parking fee has been waived for this special event. The concert will take place at the Comporium Amphitheater, 291 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill. Gates will open at 2pm, with the orchestra playing a mix of pops and classical music from 3-4pm. Beer, wine and soda will be available for purchase. No tents, glass or outside alcohol allowed. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome to attend. Visit or call 803.547.4575 for more details.