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2019 Concert

About the U.S. Veterans Concert

  Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
  Saturday, November 9, 2019
   2pm - 4pm

Join us for VNEW’s 2019 U.S. Veterans Concert featuring a talented group of U.S. military veteran singers and musicians performing their own original songs and popular favorites. Country western, rock, folk, bluegrass and pop – sung from the heart!

Saturday, November 9, 2019
2 p.m.
Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum
1419 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Topanga, California 90290

Guaranteed to be an amazing day filled with music and patriotism honoring those who serve. Our lineup includes Keith Carrington, Richard Desiato, Oscar Jordan, The Swing Dolls, Renée Wahl and more to be announced. Most of their music will be songs that they have written themselves as an expression of experiences they’ve had about life, love, their personal struggles and joys.

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is an historic outdoor amphitheatre in the woods of Topanga Canyon with a picnic area. Make it an afternoon and bring a picnic lunch! Wheelchair and special assistance accessible.

$20 donation requested.
FREE for current members of the military, veterans and family members.
Tickets are tax deductible and go to support veterans coping with substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and homelessness.

Keep watching the VNEW website for ticketing information or call (310) 450-6637.

List of Confirmed Performers

U.S. Military Veterans performing their own songs and popular standards - Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Pop - all sung from the heart!

Scheduled to appear:*
Keith Carrington
Richard Desiato
Oscar Jordan
The Swing Dolls
Renée Wahl
More to be announced.

*Subject to change

Keith Carrington

Keith was born on a US Air Force base in Montgomery, AL, and served in the USAF in Upper Heyford, England. Growing up in Nashville, Memphis, and Jackson, TN, he got his first guitar for Christmas when he was five. Later in life, working in Lawrence, TN, he had a fortuitous trade: his leather jacket for a client’s guitar. And today he is closer to his dream of music than ever. Through good times and bad, music has been there for Keith.

Richard Desiato

Richard was stationed with the US Army Special Services in West Germany in the 1960s where he toured all the bases, singing, dancing, and acting for the troops, as well as performing in the USO’s “Variety 65”; a weekly Armed Forces Variety Television show, and with the US Army Special Services in the Theater Department. Vocally, Rich covers the greats: Beatles, Dylan, Presley, and Sinatra. Rich believes music has “shaped who I am” and brought him adventure, love, and new friends around the world. For Rich, music is a spiritual adventure.

Oscar Jordan

Oscar served in the United States Army from 1978 to 1981 having undergone basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and serving with multiple Military Police units. Jordan later produced the critically acclaimed blues-rock albums Mister Bad Luck and Eclectic Soul. Today he continues to work his artistry in multiple creative platforms. He is honored to perform for the men and women who served our country, and looks back at his military experience with fond memories.

The Swing Dolls

The Swing Dolls are a dynamic female vocal trio that has been thrilling audiences nationwide for over 10 years. As America's premier Tribute to The Andrews Sisters, they have garnered appearances on television’s “Gilmore Girls” and “Your Big Break”, The Kennedy Center with The LAPD Concert Band, The USS Missouri, HBO's “Band of Brothers” Gala, and for Bob Hope's 100th Birthday celebration, and numerous patriotic themed shows for townships, military bases, and the USS Midway in San Diego.

Renee Wahl

Renee served as a Captain in the US Air Force with top-secret clearance with the NSA, and her service was in the spirit of her family, and it’s probably what made her strong enough to be drawn to this crazy business of music. Renee is a Nashville-based singer song writer, who is always striving to meet the challenges of recording to the next level with her soon-to-be-released EP.
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