“AMERICA SALUTES YOU” BENEFIT CONCERT

FOR MILITARY, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

NOVEMBER 12, ROSEMONT THEATHER IN CHICAGO

Cyndi Lauper, WANDA JACKSON, Hoodie Allen, CeCe Winans, Ricky Skaggs, Anthony Kearns, TEGAN MARIE

and many other special guestS to perform

CONCERT TO AIR ON TRIBUNE BROADCASTING AND SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP STATIONS

WESTWOOD ONE TO OFFER CONCERT ACROSS RADIO STATIONS NATIONALLY

Chicago, IL – October 13, 2016 – “America Salutes You,” a concert benefiting those who serve in the military, will take place on Saturday, November 12th  8pm Central time at the Rosemont Theater in Chicago.  Performers include pop legend Cyndi Lauper, country music legend Wanda Jackson, rapper Hoodie Allen, Gospel Grammy winner CeCe Winans, world-renowned  tenor Anthony Kearns, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, rising country star Tegan Marie and many others.

Text and online fundraising will take place during the concert’s broadcast on television, radio and via stream. Through the participation of “The America Salutes You Campaign: A McCormick Foundation Fund,” the money raised by the concert will be granted by the McCormick Foundation to several top non-profits serving military, veterans and their families such as: Give an Hour, ThanksUSA, Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, the Bob Woodruff Foundation and Honor Flights.  America Salutes You” is working cooperatively with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

America Salutes You” will air nationally on Tribune Broadcasting and Sinclair Broadcast Group stations over Thanksgiving weekend (check local listings.)

The concert will stream live on LiveStream, Military.com, TV Worldwide and will be offered to radio stations nationally by Westwood One.

“America Salutes You” will be directed by Jerry Foley.

Bob Okun, concert creator, said “Over 200,000 service members re-enter civilian life each year, joining over 22 million existing veterans.  Many continue to need assistance with proper healthcare, employment training, education, and housing opportunities in their communities, so our hope is this concert will provide much needed assistance.”

Sponsors of the concert include, Walgreens, MilitaryConnection.com, and The Tribune Media Charitable Foundation.  American Airlines is the concert’s official airline partner, and Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park and Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago are the official lodging partners.

“Those who serve represent less than one percent of our population, but they sacrifice and stand for all of us,” said Larry Wert, President, Tribune Broadcasting. “The goal for the America Salutes You concert is to raise awareness and provide support for those who selflessly serve our country.”

“Sinclair is proud to be partnering with Tribune in the broadcast of the America Salutes You concert so that together we can reach a national television audience in support of America’s military veterans,” said Steve Pruett, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair’s television group.

Tickets will be available online beginning October 25 at www.AmericaSalutesYou.org (courtesy of Cueops.com)   

Sponsorship opportunities are available, with all funds supporting the concert production and our partner charities and foundations.  For further information, contact Seth Grossbard at Civic Entertainment.

Donation information:

Online:

https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/americasalutes

By mail:

Checks payable to: America Salutes You Campaign

Mail to:

America Salutes You Campaign

23912 Network Place

Chicago, IL 60673-1239

 

Media contacts:

Civic Entertainment: McCormick Foundation:

Seth Grossbard Abby Pfeiffer

212-413-0852 312-445-5066

seth.grossbard@civic-us.com Apfeiffer@mccormickfoundation.org

Tribune Broadcasting:

Jessica Bellucci

212-210-2626

jbellucci@tribunemedia.com