Jammin’ for heroes at Operation Cherrybend


The annual Operation Cherrybend culminated with the traditional jam-packed Saturday night “Hero’s Concert” saluting veterans at the Murphy Theatre featuring Mark Chesnutt as well as veterans and singers/songwriters Jared Ashley and Jason Michael Carroll. Shown at the middle microphone are veterans/singers Sal Gonzales and Jason Michael Carroll and, at right mic, Jared Ashley, along with other veterans and band members onstage.

The annual Operation Cherrybend culminated with the traditional jam-packed Saturday night “Hero’s Concert” saluting veterans at the Murphy Theatre featuring Mark Chesnutt as well as veterans and singers/songwriters Jared Ashley and Jason Michael Carroll. Shown at the middle microphone are veterans/singers Sal Gonzales and Jason Michael Carroll and, at right mic, Jared Ashley, along with other veterans and band members onstage.


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Mark Chesnutt and his band at the Murphy.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Jared Ashley and his ban perform at the salute to veterans.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Mark Chesnutt performs at the Saturday night event.


Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

The annual Operation Cherrybend culminated with the traditional jam-packed Saturday night “Hero’s Concert” saluting veterans at the Murphy Theatre featuring Mark Chesnutt as well as veterans and singers/songwriters Jared Ashley and Jason Michael Carroll. Shown at the middle microphone are veterans/singers Sal Gonzales and Jason Michael Carroll and, at right mic, Jared Ashley, along with other veterans and band members onstage.

Mark Chesnutt and his band at the Murphy.

Jared Ashley and his ban perform at the salute to veterans.

Mark Chesnutt performs at the Saturday night event.

The annual Operation Cherrybend culminated with the traditional jam-packed Saturday night “Hero’s Concert” saluting veterans at the Murphy Theatre featuring Mark Chesnutt as well as veterans and singers/songwriters Jared Ashley and Jason Michael Carroll. Shown at the middle microphone are veterans/singers Sal Gonzales and Jason Michael Carroll and, at right mic, Jared Ashley, along with other veterans and band members onstage.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_JMC-and-dancing.jpgThe annual Operation Cherrybend culminated with the traditional jam-packed Saturday night “Hero’s Concert” saluting veterans at the Murphy Theatre featuring Mark Chesnutt as well as veterans and singers/songwriters Jared Ashley and Jason Michael Carroll. Shown at the middle microphone are veterans/singers Sal Gonzales and Jason Michael Carroll and, at right mic, Jared Ashley, along with other veterans and band members onstage. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Mark Chesnutt and his band at the Murphy.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_chesnutt-and-band.jpgMark Chesnutt and his band at the Murphy. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Jared Ashley and his ban perform at the salute to veterans.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_jared-ashley-and-band.jpgJared Ashley and his ban perform at the salute to veterans. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal

Mark Chesnutt performs at the Saturday night event.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/09/web1_chesnutt.jpgMark Chesnutt performs at the Saturday night event. Elizabeth Mattingly | News Journal