Tribute to The Troops Honoring our Veterans and Saluting our Troops

Sat, July 16, 2016

Lafayette Rotary Concert and Res

Lafayette Rotary Concert and Res

Twilight Concert and Picnic – featuring The Shakey Zimmerman Acoustic Trio and The Big Band of Rossmoor.

There was a day when veterans came home to their communities with arms wide open. Communities would organize, have a parade and celebrate their return. These traditions, like our veterans, have been forgotten. So in the spirit of remembering our veterans, Lafayette Rotary will honor veterans of all wars, peacetime service, active reserves, and military. Along with the call out to veterans, active troops and families are invited to attend. Master of Ceremonies duties go to ABC News Anchor Dan Ashley. Each branch of military will be honored with their song and small American flags will be distributed to veterans or their families.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 16, 2016, 5:30 pm to twilight, and honor our heroes with your attendance. Twilight Concert under the Stars includes:
•The Big Band of Rossmoor featuring
•Special Guests – The Shakey Zimmerman Acoustic Trio
•Program honoring veterans, active duty troops and reserves
•Military vehicles from the Department of Defense
•Historic Jeeps and equipment vehicles
•The Mobile Vet Center with onsite counseling on veterans benefits, healthcare, finances, education and housing
•Lafayette Rotary’s new stage and picnic area overlooking the lake

The 32-piece Big Band of Rossmoor, first established over 25 years ago, is comprised of musicians ages 14 to 93. Our goal is to build community by providing educational and performance opportunities for all ages.

The Shakey Zimmerman Acoustic Trio brings to you a set of unforgettable songs penned Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The group performs the most famous numbers from the cannon of these two iconic legends, done true to form. Singer, guitarist, harmonica player, Pat Nevins -- known by Lafayette Art & Wine Festival goers and Town Hall Theatre patrons for his uncanny ability to channel both Dylan and Young -- is supported here by Piedmont Style fingerpicking guitar ace, Jody Salino and Walnut Creek Orchestra bassist, Peter Ruszel. The trio is sheer magic. Don't miss this set. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Bring a blanket, your lawn chairs and a picnic. The Lafayette Reservoir is located west of downtown Lafayette.

The Big Band of Rossmoor is presented by Generations in Jazz.

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