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SongFest for Vets V
January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pmFair Admission Price
Music, Military, and Memories come together at the South
Florida Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2023 – Heroes Day at the Fair – when veterans groups
present SongFest for Vets V from 1-9 p.m. on the Main Stage. Active duty, reservists, veterans,
and first responders will receive discounted tickets that day.
Aside from presenting great entertainment, the event’s goals are also to connect veterans with
the services they need and connect the community with veterans who are their neighbors. This
year’s SongFest is called OPERATION: ENDURING MUSIC and will include Veteran
descriptions of common events that occur during a service person’s life: how and why we join,
how we train, our combat experience, and exposures, the effects on our families, and how we
return home and reintegrate into the American dream. As songs are played in honor of our vets,
speakers will provide information about various Veteran Support Organizations available in our
community, from the Veterans Administration to groups that help veterans find jobs, help, and
housing, even service animals.
Performers include headliners Downrange, a rock band comprised of members the U.S. Army
(7:30-9 p.m.). Other performers Aerosmith tribute band Erasmith (5:30-6:30pm); Shovelhed,
which plays Classic Rock from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Cash, Houtrides and Catoia (CHC), which plays
many of your favorite hits, (3:30-4:30 p.m.), Singer/songwriter Daytona Dave (2:45-3:30 p.m.);
Classic Country Duo Dave & Vicky (2-2:45 p.m.); and student groups from the West Boca High
School Arts Academy Choir and Musical Theater departments (1:30-2 p.m.)
The South Florida Fair, which runs January 13 – 29, is excited to host SongFest for Vets for the
third time and is providing the stage, lights, and technical support. Come spend an entertaining
day honoring those who fought for our freedom, and help us ensure wounded, disabled, and
elderly veterans have the support they need. Voluntary donations will be accepted and will help!
Veterans’ aid groups that will be manning booths near the stage include: The Veterans
Administration, Purple Heart Foundation, PACT Act Assistance, The Palm Beach County
Veterans Network and more. Booths are still available for additional veteran support agencies
as well as for event sponsors. For questions, to inquire about a booth or for sponsorship
information, contact Bill Millard (Colonel, United States Army – Retired) at (561) 289-8505 or via
email at [email protected]