USAFE Band hosts second summer concert in series

by 1st Lt. J.D. Griffin
USAFE Public Affairs

Live music will be featured during a second concert Aug. 21 in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band’s Summer Concert Series.

The show starts at 6 p.m. in Donnelly Park on Ramstein and will feature the popular music combo Direct Hit and the jazz ensemble Check Six.

Invitations are extended to everyone in the KMC with a reminder that the show is free for individuals with authorized access to Department of Defense installations.
“Of course everyone in the KMC is invited,” said Lt. Col. Dawn Lancaster, 435th Services commander. “The USAFE Band provides an incredibly entertaining musical experience with a distinctive American touch.”

The 86th Services Squadron will provide free food and drinks, and a military working dog demonstration will be conducted by the 86th Security Forces Squadron.

 Additionally, there will be appearances by Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog.

People coming to the show are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and beach towels for seating.

“This concert series is a great opportunity for us to play for servicemembers and their families here in the KMC,” said Maj. Jeff Warner, commander of the USAFE Band. “Everyone who comes out will have a great time.”

Parking near the park is limited, and on-base residents are encouraged to walk to the event. Parking is only authorized in marked spaces; those parked on the sides of streets are subject to ticketing.

Additionally, all base pet regulations apply. Owners must leash and clean up after their pets.

In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Ramstein Enlisted Club.