WILMINGTON – One-hundred free tickets for veterans and active military personnel are now available for the 2019 Operation Cherrybend concert featuring Nashville recording artist Tyler Farr at the Murphy Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 14, announced R+L Carriers, Cherrybend Pheasant Farm and The Nick Erdy Foundation.
The mission of Operation Cherrybend’s annual concert is to honor and thank our nation’s wounded veterans, and to spread awareness of veteran issues.
The concert will also feature recording artist and Marine Corps veteran Jason Michael Carroll.
Comedian Jeff Dye, the 3rd place finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will serve as the master of ceremonies.
The Nick Erdy Foundation free veteran tickets are available at the Murphy Theatre website. Veterans and active military personnel must call the number listed on the Murphy Theatre website at https://themurphytheatre.org/ for the access code to get the free discount.
The Nick Erdy Foundation was established in 2005 to honor Lance Corporal Nicholas Erdy, a Marine from Owensville, Ohio, who was killed while on a mission in Iraq.
“It is humbling to see the community support for this event. Our goal of bringing community, civilians, and veterans together to form networks is above and beyond our expectations! Everyone heals in different ways, some by giving, some by doing, some by listening—this event provides that foundation and opportunity,” said Beth Ellis, co-founder of Operation Cherrybend.
Operation Cherrybend’s annual concert will kick off with an in-the-round acoustic jam session featuring special performances by country singer-songwriters Jared Ashley, Sal Gonzalez, Rick Tiger, Tyler Jay and Stephen Cochran.
“R+L Carriers is pleased to once again partner with Operation Cherrybend and support the ongoing mission to show gratitude to our veterans for their selflessness, and sacrifice for our country,” said Greg Bronner, Vice President of Marketing.
Leading up to this year’s concert, veterans from across the United States will experience healing and camaraderie at a week-long retreat at Cherrybend Pheasant Farm, a 640 acre hunting preserve in Wilmington, Ohio. At the retreat, veterans can enjoy activities including hunting, fishing, skydiving, and music by Nashville singer/songwriters.
Operation Cherryend is celebrating its 5-year anniversary. The goal of the 501(c)(3) non-profit is to build a network of support for veterans through music, adventure and fellowship. Operation Cherrybend was founded by Nashville recording artist and Navy veteran Jared Ashley and the Ellis Family, owners of Cherrybend Pheasant farm.
To learn more about Operation Cherrybend, how to volunteer, or purchase tickets to the concert, visit www.operationcherrybend.org .