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NEWS | July 19, 2017

JB Charleston to host Music Fest 2017

By Ensign Rob Donnelly Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

A free concert featuring the bands 3 Doors Down, Thompson Square and Linkin’ Bridge (accompanied by Azul Experience) will be held at the picnic grounds on the air base July 29.


Music Fest 2017 is open to all DOD ID cardholders and their families and will include a festival village with local food vendors, booths and family-friendly activities.


Access to the picnic grounds opens at 3 p.m., with the first band starting at 5 p.m.


“We are really excited about this event because we have never had such nationally acclaimed live entertainment here before to support our military and their families.” said Laura Abell, 628th Force Support Squadron marketing director.


Seating will not be provided, so attendees should bring their own chairs and blankets. Coolers, outside beverages, pets and canopies will not be permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

“Come out and enjoy the local food,” said Abell. “Bring the kids. There will be a kid zone with inflatable amusements. We also recommend everyone bring sunscreen and bug spray to prepare for a great outdoor concert. Additionally, beer will be sold by the Charleston Club, so plan to bring your designated driver.”


The rock band 3 Doors Down, known for their single “Kryptonite” is scheduled to headline the festival, but those who enjoy other music genres will have an opportunity to experience country and R&B live performances. Thompson Square is a country chart-topping husband and wife duo. Linkin’ Bridge, a four-part R&B harmony group, will be joined by Azul Experience.


“3 Doors Down is always a crowd pleaser and puts on a great show,” said Abell. “Thompson Square is a local favorite and performed here in March. I am also really excited to see Linkin’ Bridge because I followed them on Americas Got Talent in 2016. Their backing band, Azul Experience, is a group whose members are all active or retired Air Force members.”


Music Fest 2017 is an Air Force Entertainment Production presented in partnership by the Air Force Services Activity and the 628th Force Support Squadron.


The 628th FSS is in need of volunteers for this event. If you are interested in volunteering, call Donna Basnett at 843-963-3816.


“We really appreciate the support from AFE,” said Abell. “However, we would really like to highlight and thank our JBC support team and partners, as well as all those around base who help make events like this possible. We ask all attendees to remember their IDs when they come to the event to facilitate smooth access.”