Joe Walsh has announced the lineup for VetsAid 2018, his national non-profit veterans organization’s music festival taking place Nov. 11 on Veterans Day at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. VetsAid 2018 will feature full sets from Chris Stapleton, Don Henley, James Taylor, Haim and Walsh himself.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday (July 27) through the Tacoma Dome Box Office as well as Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000 and military discounts will be available to all active and retired military personnel and their families by showing identification at the Tacoma Dome Box Office.
Launched on Sept. 20, 2017 with an inaugural concert in Fairfax, Virginia featuring performances by Walsh, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr., the first VetsAid concert disbursed nearly $400,000 in grants to veterans’ services organizations nationally and locally.
Veterans and their wellbeing have always been important to Walsh, a Gold Star son himself. His father was a flight instructor for the first US operational jet powered aircraft, the Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, and died while stationed and on active duty on Okinawa when Walsh was 20 months old. He’s been involved with veterans’ related causes for years, supporting various charities, visiting the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and offering free guitar lessons to the wounded veterans there. He has also campaigned for his good friend, Iraq war veteran and (now) Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.
“This Veterans Day I invite you to join me and my friends,” Walsh explains, “to remember the men and women who have served our country and honor their sacrifice by helping us raise funds to support their essential and basic needs. I invite us to come together and celebrate the things that unite us as Americans… like great music!”
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