AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION BRINGS LONESTAR TO HUNTSVILLE FOR 1ST ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT

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AMERICAN FREEDOM FOUNDATION BRINGS LONESTAR TO HUNTSVILLE FOR 1ST ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR OUR VETERANS AND THE MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA'S ARMED FORCES ON MAY 5 AT THE VON BRAUN CENTER CONCERT HALL

Concert to benefit Still Serving Veterans and Other Huntsville Area Veterans Community Blueprint Partner Organizations

Multi-platinum country music group Lonestar celebrates its 20 Year Anniversary reuniting with lead singer Richie McDonald

Tickets go on sale, Friday, March 9 at 10am

HUNTSVILLE, AL  – [February 28, 2012] The American Freedom Foundation announces its 1st annual American Freedom Festival Huntsville presented by Northrop Grumman and SKYDEX to be held on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Von Braun  Center Concert Hall featuring legendary country band,  Lonestar.  This benefit concert for our Veterans and men and women of America’s armed forces will benefit Still Serving Veterans and other Huntsville area Veterans community blueprint partner organizations.

Ticket Information: Tickets for the American Freedom Festival Huntsville on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. are $74.50 (Limited Number of Gold Circle – which will include preferred seating and Lonestar CD/Poster);  $39.50 (Orchestra Level);  $24.50 (Balcony);  $19.50 - $24.50 (Military) plus applicable fees and service charges.  Tickets go on sale Friday, March 9 and will be available through the Von Braun Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at www.americanfreedomfoundation.org and via Phonecharge at (800) 745-3000.  Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities.

Military Tickets:  Tickets for active duty military will be available at a discount through the MWR office at the following location: 

Redstone Arsenal

 MWR Ticket Office

Building 3711

     3711 Patton Road

Redstone Arsenal, AL  35898

Tel: (256) 876-4531

About Lonestar

The Texas-bred band, known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995 and achieved 10 #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” “Amazed” and “I’m Already There”.  The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Song and Single of The Year for “Amazed” and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year.  Keyboardist Dean Sams, drummer Keech Rainwater, lead guitarist Michael Britt and lead singer, Richie McDonald are excited to celebrate their 20th anniversary, open a new chapter in their legendary career and record a new album.

In addition to garnering music accolades, Lonestar has been oft-lauded for their continuous outreach in the arena of humanitarian goodwill winning The Academy of Country Music coveted Home Depot Humanitarian Award in 2003 for their work in the tornado ravaged Jackson, Tennessee.  America’s military forces have been a major focus for concert and fund raising efforts by the band as has St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

About The American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

The American Freedom Foundation, Inc. mission is to honor the men and women of America’s armed forces and raise awareness for their service and sacrifice and raise money for organizations that serve and support our Veterans, active duty military and their families.  Special emphasis is directed to the welfare of those wounded in action, those disabled and the families and children of those killed in action in conflicts throughout the world.  Throughout their short history, the American Freedom Foundation has made grants of approximately $1,000,000 to over 30 military organizations.  The American Freedom Festivals are a series of concert events that take place across the country featuring music performers, actors, athletes, dignitaries and other supporters, joining together to help support and fulfill the mission of the American Freedom Foundation, Inc.

About Still Serving Veterans

Still Serving Veterans (SSV) is an Alabama-based Veterans’ service organization that empowers Veterans including wounded warriors and their families to optimally transition into meaningful new careers and post-military lives with all the benefits and service that they have earned.  Founded in 2005, Still Serving Veterans (SSV) has helped more than 5,000 Veterans and their families connect with the services they need to deal with life changing injuries while reintegrating into civilian lives and careers.  Based in Huntsville, Alabama, SSV has become a nationally-recognized center of excellence as a grass roots-level reintegration orchestrator for veterans including wounded warriors and their families.  SSV bridges the gaps, helping Veterans assess their vocational and counseling needs, and then connecting those Veterans with existing federal, state and local support services.  Our critical asset is our thorough knowledge of what services are available and the processes for obtaining those services, combined with caring case workers who understand the unique needs of combat Veterans.

This community supported effort is making a significant difference in the lives of our Veteran heroes and their families through one-on-one, caring case management and advocacy focused on maximization of benefits and services, job placement, and career transition.  SSV also serves as a proactive clearing house/control center linking Veterans with existing government, public, and private sector support services.  In 2010, SSV opened 760 new Veteran cases, conducted 2,404 one-on-one counseling sessions for Veterans, secured over $7.7 million for our Veteran clients, and helped 100 Veterans get hired.

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Media Contacts:

American Freedom Foundation, Inc.                                         

(615) 330-9394 iammgt@mindspring.com                                                                                   

 

Von Braun Center                                                                       

(256) 533-1953

vbcinfo@vonbrauncenter.com

 

 

Lonestar

Sanctuary Management

(615) 524-7740