The 2019 VNEW U.S. Veterans Concert was held on Saturday afternoon, November 9, 2019 at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in the Los Angeles area. It was a perfect, sunny day as over 200 veterans, family members and friends gathered in the historic outdoor amphitheater to hear veteran singers and musicians play original songs, rock, country, folk and pop standards. Performers came from as far as St. Louis, Nashville and Texas and as close as down the road in Topanga Canyon.
The concert was free to veterans, active military and family members. The backstage crew and front of house team included many veterans and members of American Legion Post 283 and Post 43 in both hired and volunteer positions. We were joined by various Veterans service organizations that provided information to audience members. It was a terrific, rousing afternoon in keeping with VNEW’s mission to help veterans cope with stress and find community through music.
The VNEW 2019 Veterans Concert was dedicated to
Ted Post, Veteran and Co-Founder, VNEW
BJ Lange, Host
Andy Hill and Renee Safier
The Swing Dolls
Jorge Valcárcel and Boxcar