Fort Wainwright to host free public concert on base
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - This Friday, Fort Wainwright is opening up to the public for a free concert. The event, hosted by Army Entertainment and other entities, has been going on every June for a number of years.
It is meant to foster a relationship between the base and its outside community. Rebecca Hamlin, Supervisory Special Events Coordinator said, “The goal is to just kind of reach out to our community and our military members here and just kind of have a morale-boosting event to kind of lift everyone’s spirits and kick off the summertime.”
Past concerts have featured Ludacris and 24KGoldn among many other performers.
This year, the event is happening at the Chena Bend Golf Course.
Music artists Andy Grammer and Frankie Ballard are scheduled to perform this year, with the 11th Airborne Division Band performing the national anthem.
“Any time we can get out in the community and kind of bring the whole communities together as a whole, both military and non-military, it’s just really a great opportunity for all of Fairbanks and North Pole to come together,” Katherine East, Recreation Specialist with the Fort Wainwright MWR Special Events Team said.
Parking for the event can only be accessed through the Montgomery Gate off of Badger Road.
Performances start just before 6:00 p.m. and are expected to last until 10:00 p.m.
The outdoor performance space doesn’t have a strict capacity, and about 4,000 attendees are expected. Pets aren’t allowed except for service animals, and alcohol and marijuana are prohibited as well.
Security and bag checks are required for entrance. More information can be found here
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