Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band Returning to AirVenture 2011
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band return to AirVenture 2011 on Friday, July 29.
Last year more than 6,000 attendees packed into and around EAA's Theater in the Woods to see Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band during AirVenture 2010, and we're pleased to announce the actor and veterans advocate will make an encore performance for this summer's annual gathering.
Sinise's rockin' ensemble will cap off a day-long salute to veterans on Friday, July 29, at an evening concert at Theater in the Woods hosted by EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans.
Sinise, who is well known for his role as Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan Taylor in the classic film "Forrest Gump" and as star of the hit TV series "CSI: New York," is the band's bassist and is a well-known supporter of veterans as well as active-duty military.
"We are thrilled to welcome back Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to AirVenture," said Tom Poberezny, EAA and AirVenture chairman. "Gary Sinise has been a tremendous supporter of our veterans and active duty military personnel and we're proud to have the opportunity to join Gary in thanking our veterans for their service to our nation."
The Lt. Dan Band covers everything from Bruce Springsteen to Linkin Park, Aretha Franklin to Jimi Hendrix. Following the band's first hit concert before several thousand people at AirVenture 2008, EAA Warbirds of America and Disabled American Veterans teamed up to sponsor the band's return last year.
"The genuine interest Gary Sinise shows for our veterans fits perfectly with our objectives to pay tribute to our veterans at EAA AirVenture on July 29," said Rick Siegfried, EAA Warbirds of America president.
EAA Warbirds of America is a non-profit organization and division of EAA that is dedicated to the preservation of former military aircraft, better known as "warbirds." Since 1964, EAA Warbirds of America has worked to "Keep 'em Flying."
"Gary Sinise is a longtime advocate for Disabled American Veterans and continues to shine the light on our mission to build better lives for America's disabled veterans," said Wallace E. Tyson, DAV National Commander. "As a patriotic and family friendly venue, EAA AirVenture is an ideal setting to feature the Lt. Dan Band."
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation's disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families.
Advance purchase admission tickets and camping for AirVenture 2011 are now available at a discounted rate.
Watch a snippet of last year's concert below, thanks to FOX 11 (WLUK-TV) in Green Bay:
DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3;
2015: July 27-Aug. 2