AmeriCU Announces 2018 AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert

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Watertown, NY: The 2018 AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert will be held June 20 as part of the Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s (FMWR) Mountainfest at Fort Drum and will feature national recording artist Chris Janson and David Lee Murphy.

AmeriCU presents this special concert to thank the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division and their families for their valiant service to our country in cooperation with our co-sponsors Carthage Area Hospital, Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, Kinney Drugs, Lockheed Martin, Martin’s Point, the USO, Waite Toyota, AUSA, Lamar, Otis Technology and Wahl Media, Community Broadcasters and NBC Watertown.

Fort Drum will be open to the public starting at 12:30PM on Wednesday, June 20. FMWR Mountainfest features fun, family activities beginning at 1PM and is followed by the Salute to the Nation at 4:00PM. At 6:00PM, the AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert will begin, followed by an amazing fireworks display! The AmeriCU Salute to the Troops concert has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association as the best promotional event in the country multiple times. This year, we expect that more than 25,000 people will attend the concert.

The AmeriCU Salute to the Troops Tribute Concert and FMWR Mountainfest are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mountianfest.us or www.AmeriCU.org.

ABOUT Fort Drum 10th Mountain Division:

Based at Fort Drum, NY the 10th Mountain Division is a light infantry division of the United States Army. The division is comprised of four subordinates of Brigade Combat Teams, a Combat Aviation Brigade, and a Special Troops Battalion. The 10th Mountain Division is among one of the most deployed units of the United States Army. Each year, the Division of Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation holds the day-long Mountainfest event at Division Hill on Fort Drum as part of Fort Drum’s Independence Day celebration.

ABOUT AmeriCU:

AmeriCU Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union serving nine counties in Central and Northern New York and is among New York State’s largest full-service financial cooperatives. Founded in 1950 on Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY, AmeriCU has long tradition of serving the armed forces and our local communities. Now serving more than 130,000 members world-wide through its 19 full-service financial center locations, online and mobile banking services, and shared service centers, AmeriCU provides its members the right financial services to live life, dream big, and achieve financial success.  AmeriCU Credit Union has had an office on Fort Drum since 1988. For more information, visit www.MountainFest.us or www.AmeriCU.org.

ABOUT Chris Janson

Both a crowd-pleasing fixture on the historic Grand Ole Opry and a viral hit maker, Chris Janson has been straddling the divide between country’s past and future. A self-taught multi-instrumental wizard; a red-hot fireball of a performer; and a gifted songwriter whose deep messages are often delivered with a clever, lighthearted smirk, those in the know recognize Janson as one of the genre’s most captivating total-package phenomena. The Platinum-selling entertainer is the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry, performing over 100 times on the legendary stage. His sophomore album Everybody produced his second No. 1 single “Fix A Drink” after Janson burst onto the scene with his debut single “Buy Me A Boat.” The single earned the singer/songwriter his first No. 1 and continues to be a fan-favorite anthem during the multi-instrumentalist’s live show. He recently toured with Cole Swindell, and also closed out the star-studded line up for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards.

ABOUT David Lee Murphy

Million-selling singer-songwriter David Lee Murphy was a pioneer of the edgy, rocking style that now dominates modern country music, and his songs “Dust on the Bottle” and “Party Crowd” continue to be staples of country radio. In addition to his own hit records, he has earned more than a dozen songwriting awards. David Lee Murphy songs have been recorded by superstars Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr., Brooks & Dunn, Chris Young and many more..     

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