FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marquee Line-up And Event Organizers Honor 9/11 Tenth Anniversary
Recognize Wounded Warriors In Special Presentations And Ceremonies
Over 4-Day Music Festival
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2011)—As our nation prepares to reflect upon the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, a of number events are being planned nationwide in honor of those who lost their lives and the servicemen and women of our country who continue to fight to protect our freedoms; Heroes Music Festival (HMF) will honor the anniversary with the first annual event to be held September 8–11, 2011 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway located in Hampton, Georgia.
The 4-day affair, labeled as “Rock & Remembrance,” will boast a variety of performances by renowned recording artists in both the country and rock genres who are lending their musicianship to the cause. Included in the 36-plus line-up of performers are Mark Wills, Rodney Atkins, Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell, Jonny Lang, Days of the New, Saving Abel, Skillet, Drowning Pool and more with special guest appearances anticipated. The live shows will extend across two independent stages at the 125,000-capacity Atlanta Motor Speedway, a racing track known for high-energy NASCAR events.
“We are pleased in the outpour of artists who are not only willing to share their talents, but understand the importance of the message and significance of Heroes Music Festival overall,” said Charles DeJournett, Heroes Music Festival founder. (DeJournett is a 10-year Air Force Veteran who has deployed several times and is a current member of the 116th Air National Guard.) “This will be a memorable affair for all Americans and music enthusiasts from every corner of the country…and…it’s the first time since the Capricorn days that McClinton and Parnell have come together to perform on the same stage! This you gotta see!”
Amidst the sets of headliners and newcomers will be interwoven presentations and acknowledgements of local Georgia members of all four branches of the military as well as members of the police and fire departments. Thirty to forty new recruits will be sworn in on site and, in conjunction with Operation Troop Aid, more than 10,000 care packages will be assembled for distribution to posts overseas. On Saturday evening (September 10), HMF along with military dignitaries will present the Wounded Warrior Award, the Army Silver Wings will orchestrate a parachute jump and Honor Guard and National Guard will hold large-scale, life-like demonstrations. The “Heroes Fun Zone,” party tents and artist signings will also be must-see, attention getters for HMF attendees.
“Heroes Music Festival is a concert event with meaning and purpose. To celebrate in music and acknowledge with heart the men and women who defend our freedoms in a patriotic and All-American entertainment-filled setting,” added DeJournett. “This has been a passion project for so many to take back this date and fill September 11 with celebration and love, giving back in a musical experience unlike any other. Together, along various military outlets, Operation Troop Aid and the wealth of amazing artists performing, we hope to share our gratitude over the four-day event with the folks that give of themselves each and every day.”
Single day passes begin at $65 ($55 for Military/Civil Service). Four-day passes begin at $99 ($85 for Military/Civil Service).
For more information, including ticket purchases, full artist lineup and obtaining media credentials, please visit, http://heroesmf.com. Attendees can also follow HMF on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/
HeroesMF) and twitter (http://twitter.com/HeroesMF) for updates and current happenings.