Veterans National Entertainment Workshop

HELPING VETERANS COPE WITH PTSD, HOMELESSNESS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE
AND OTHER CHALLENGES THROUGH MUSIC

Gratitude and thanks to our supporters and friends 
and all of veterans who have 
performed with us over the year

We wish you all a warm Holiday Season and a happy, healthy New Year

Watch our latest concert
Veterans Day West 2020
“United We Stand”

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VETERANS DAY SALUTE 2021

11/11/21

The Board and Advisory Board of The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop give our thanks and gratitude to those who have defended and strengthened our country in war and peace, those who have sacrificed to keep us safe and suffered wounds both visible and not. And we thank all of the veterans who have performed in and worked behind the scenes on our VNEW events. Your music brings joy to us all. This video features U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Quartrail Tucker. Visit Quartrail’s website and social network to hear more from this generous and talented serviceman - https://www.quartrail.com

Ukulele Workshop

8/30/21

VNEW has started its first musical instrument teaching workshop – “Beginning Ukulele” – a free three-month introductory class for veterans to learn how to play the ukulele. VNEW gave 13 free ukuleles and tuners to the workshop members to keep and practice, and the workshop is being taught via Zoom online by expert ukulele teacher, Melanie Kareem.

Members of the workshop have told us how learning to play the ukulele has helped them focus, cope with PTSD and fulfill their dreams to play a musical instrument. One of the veterans is playing with his two young sons enjoying great family time together.

Watch the VNEW website for announcements of additional music workshops. VNEW thanks two generous donors from Hawaii and The American Legion Ronald Reagan Palisades Post 283 for their support of this workshop. If you would like to support a veteran with a ukulele for an upcoming workshop please click here to donate. The veterans and we will appreciate your gift of music!

VETERANS DAY WEST CONCERT
UNITED WE STAND - STRONGER TOGETHER

Free Online
November 11, 2020
Starting at 7:30 pm Pacific

In observance of Veterans Day, The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop and the Battleship Iowa honor veterans - living and deceased - for their service and sacrifices with a FREE ONLINE CONCERT featuring veterans and active military performing songs of unity, togetherness and friendship.

In these difficult pandemic times with social and economic hardship, we hold to the values of service and support, the power of unity, and the legacy of “working together” that have made this country strong. What better way to come together than joining in rousing, inspiring music performed by our veterans. Songs will include popular rock, folk, and pop covers by the Beatles, Andrew Gold, Matisyahu and more. The concert also features world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming.

You may watch the concert here on our website and on the Battleship Iowa website starting at 7:30 pm on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020.

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SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS CONCERT

September 11, 2020

In observance of Patriot Day, The American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 and The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop honor the heroes on the front lines of the pandemic with a special concert featuring first responders U.S. military veterans & active duty personnel and essential workers performing original and popular songs.

The concert features Special Salutes from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; California Secretary of State Alex Padilla; LA County Supervisor 1st District Hilda Solis; Rudy Ortega, Jr., Tribal President and Mark Villaseñor, Vice President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians; Rich Little and Loretta Swit from the television show M*A*S*H.

Take a front-row seat and watch here on our website and on the American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 website.

Concert links are also posted on:

November 9, 2019

Veterans National Entertainment Workshop 2019 U.S. Veterans Concert

Featuring U.S. Military Veteran singers and musicians performing their own original songs and popular favorites. Rock, country, folk and pop standards - all sung from the heart!

The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop - vnew.org - is a nonprofit 501c3 organization supporting U.S. military veterans cope with PTSD, homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges through music. In these difficult times, please support the veterans and keep the music going! Click here to donate.


VNEW Thanks our Concert Supporters

We appreciate Beyond O2 Alkaline Water for helping to hydrate our Concert guests and performers. Please be kind to Mother Earth by bringing your own water bottles and vessels

Our Mission

Help veterans cope with PTSD, homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges through music.

Help veterans find their voices performing their own original songs.

Help veterans network with music industry professionals and find community with other veterans and the public.

Provide veterans with opportunities to work backstage at performances and help with events.

Serve as a referral for veterans and families that need help finding health and mental services; housing; education; jobs and job training.


Luis Figueroa is a veteran connected with the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration campus, and is scheduled to perform at our 2019 concert. Listen to him eloquently speak about the value of music and performing in his life.

Latest News

November 11
The Board and Advisory Board of The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop - https://vnew.org - give our thanks and gratitude to those who have defended and strengthened our country in war and peace, those who have sacrificed to keep us safe and suffered wounds both visible and not. Thank you for your service. And we thank all of the talented veterans, service people and others who have participated in VNEW’s concerts. This video features U.S. ...
August 30
VNEW UKULELE WORKSHOP VETERANS THANK YOU from VNEW.ORG on Vimeo. VNEW has started its first musical instrument teaching workshop – “Beginning Ukulele” – a free three-month introductory class for veterans to learn how to play the ukulele. VNEW gave 13 free ukuleles and tuners to the workshop members to keep and practice, and the workshop is being taught via Zoom online by expert ukulele teacher, Melanie Kareem.Members of the workshop have told us ...
November 04
November 11 Veterans Day West Free Online Concert United We Stand - Stronger Together In observance of Veterans Day, The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop and the Battleship Iowa honor veterans - living and deceased - for their service and sacrifices with a FREE ONLINE CONCERT featuring veterans and active military performing songs of unity, togetherness and friendship. In these difficult pandemic times with social and economic hardship, w...
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