Coachella 2019!

A little more than one month after the festival itself, Coachella has already announced the two weekends that next years festival will take place. The first weekend will be April 12th-14th and the second April 19th-21st in indio, California.

The advance sale for tickets begins June 1st, 2018, and customers will be able to buy tickets for both weekends. You can find more information about payment plans, camping details, and travel package info at their website here.

3 Doors Down @ Army Bases

Band 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul will be touring Army bases on their Rock & Roll Express Tour. 3 Doors Down has supported the U.S. military for decades with multiple USO tours and references in multiple songs. An example is 3 Doors Down’s song Citizen Soldier, which reflects the struggle that the part-time warrior or historical “minuteman” had to endure in order to protect our values and freedom.  Continue reading “3 Doors Down @ Army Bases”

Memorial Day

Today is that three day weekend that everyone uses to welcome summer. While the beach is full of visitors and backyard barbecues are underway, it is important that we remember the origin of these somber holiday. We must remember all of those that have served and sacrificed over the long bloody history of the United States. From the fields of Gettysburg to the beaches of Normandy…Americans have died at home and abroad defending our values and freedoms. Additionally, the service members that have been reported MIA over the centuries, and the families that never found the peace of closure. Only few had to carry this burden compared to the American population overall, and thus we must never forget their sacrifice. Remember these people…each and every day, and remember those that are directly effected by the tragic loss of a service member.

Music 4 Vets Donation Request

Music 4 Vets, an affiliate of Music 4 More is preparing for a tour in the fall delivering instruments to veterans that have used music for healing purposes. The nationwide tour will span from Texas to New England with multiple stops scheduled.  The Annapolis non-profit provides new and used instruments to individuals or organizations that must apply for the donation. Music 4 Vets is accepting donation applications until June 8th. Additionally, the organization is looking for sponsors and contributions to help make the tour possible. Individuals can find a link to the 2018 Donation application here. If anyone has questions about Music 4 Vets or the work of Music 4 More, feel free to email dstevens@music4more.org.

Chase’s Facebook Fundraiser

Chase recently started a fundraiser on Facebook to raise money for the Carry the Load Foundation. Carry the Load is a 501c non profit organization dedicated to “connecting Americans to the sacrifices made by Military veterans, Law enforcement, Firefighters, and Rescue personal and their families”.

Also, Chase has promised to match every dollar donated up to $100,000. In the first 24 hours, over $13,970 has already been raised by 674 donors. If you would like to participate, you can find the Facebook page here.

Lt. Dan Band

Years after his wild success portraying Lt. Dan in the film Forrest Gump, Gary Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band”. A rock and roll cover group founded with the purpose of bringing music to American troops at home and overseas, as well as performing for charities involved with the veteran community.

Sinise was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the Illinois State University. Later Sinise would go on to found the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he would continue to grow as an actor and director.

Sinise founded the Lt. Dan Band in the early 2000’s and soon the band partnered with the USO. Since, the band has travelled all over the world delivering entertainment to thousands of service members and veterans. Check their website for tour information and upcoming performances.