USAFE Summer Concert Series to begin

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

Live music will be featured during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band’s Summer Concert Series, which will be held June 19, Aug. 21 and Sept. 25.
Each show starts at 6 p.m. in Donnelly Park on Ramstein, and the series kicks off with the popular music combo “Direct Hit.”

Invitations are extended to everyone in the KMC with a reminder that all shows are 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 435th Services Squadron will provide free drinks and a military working dog demonstration will be conducted by the 435th Security Forces Squadron. Additionally, there will be appearances by Sparky the Fire Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog.

Visitors 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.