America Salutes You Guitar Legends II: Happening Tomorrow!

America Salutes You Guitar Legends II: Happening Tomorrow!
Just hours away, excitement is building for a star-studded America Salutes You presents Guitar Legends II. Stephen Stills and Vernon Reid were the most recent additions and they joined an already stellar lineup anchored by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Other performers include Joe Bonamassa, Don Felder, Sammy Hagar, Robby Krieger, Dave Navarro, Orianthi and Emily Estefan.
Over the past few weeks, the list of performers has grown and become increasingly more enticing.
America Salutes You presents Guitar Legends II is being executive produced by Bob Okun, produced by music director Martin Guigui, Debbie Gregory and Mark Linn, co-produced by David C. Traub and Tisha Fein, Associate Produced by NuNu Deng and Strategic Partnerships by Raji Kalra, Patrick Osuna, Casey Thomas (CMT Solutions) and Allen Vandever.
The concert, in its second year, is a benefit for brain and mental wellness charities. Held in downtown Los Angeles at the Novo Theater, the event sponsors include AT&T, Gibson Brands, K Love Radio Network, United Airlines, Walgreens, Tribune Media and AXS-TV. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Headstrong, G.I.F.T., Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and the Entertainment Industries Council are all on the list of charities that will benefit from the concert proceeds.
For those not local to Los Angeles, Tribune Media-owned or operated stations will be broadcasting the concert. It will also be streamed internationally.
During the concert, which will begin at 6pm PDT, both Norman Lear and Joe Mantegna will be recognized and honored for their many contributions to media and culture in America. Norman Lear served in the Army during World War II and went on to produce many of the iconic American TV shows of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Joe Mantegna is a familiar face on both the big screen and in our living rooms, having appeared in classics such as Godfather III and Three Amigos as well as American favorites like The Simpsons and Criminal Minds.
Also part of the Guitar Legends II event is the roundtable panel on mental and brain wellness earlier on Sunday afternoon. This part of the day is open to the general public and will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel at LA Live. Panelists will discuss advances in treatments, challenges, solutions and the wide range of invisible problems that plague Veterans and first responders – from PTSD to Alzheimer’s.
Tickets for the event are $75 for general admission. They will be available through the America Salutes You website, the AEG Novo box office and the attached AEG link 
Donations can be made and additional information can be found on the American Salutes You website.
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Instagram:  @AmericaSalutesYou and VAMBOA Join Forces with America Salutes You & Wall Street Rocks to Present Guitar Legends for Heroes

americasalutesyou_03, one of the most comprehensive directories of military and veteran resources on the web, and non-profit trade association VAMBOA, the Veterans and Military Business Owners Association are proud to announce that they have joined forces with America Salutes You and Wall Street Rocks to Present “Guitar Legends for Heroes.”

On Wednesday, November 29th, some of the world’s best guitarists will hit the stage at Terminal 5 in New York City to thank our military, veterans and their loved ones for their sacrifices, while raising funds for the high impact charities that support them.

Co-hosted by country legend Trace Adkins and SIRIUS XM’s Eddie Trunk, the all-star event will feature special performances by Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), Orianthi, Lindsey Ell, Robert Randolph, and Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts)

The concert will air nationally on Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Hearst Television, Graham Media Group, Gray and Ion television stations on December 23rd.

Charity Recipients benefitting from the music-filled evening include Headstrong, Psych Armor,
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Hope for the Warriors, and Warrior Canine Connection.

The concert is made possible by the generous financial support of Presentation Sponsor the Independence Fund, and additional corporate sponsors including American Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, Walgreens, the National Football League, Broadridge and TIBCO.

“We have asked those who serve, past and present, to leave their home and their loved ones to protect our freedoms,” said Debbie Gregory, CEO of “The number of men and women who have donned our country’s uniform and served multiple tours of combat duty is the largest in modern American history. We owe them a huge debt, and we can repay it by remembering their sacrifices and providing the resources for them to achieve the American Dream.”

About America Salutes You
America Salutes You is a 501c3 organization created to express our national gratitude to our troops, veterans and their families through an annual nationally broadcasted benefit concert that raises funds for a range of high impact veteran charities.

Calling All Corporate Sponsors for Nationally Broadcast Benefit Concert

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The second annual America Salutes You benefit concert is gearing up for the November live show in New York City, with the national broadcast scheduled for December. A number of corporations have already secured their sponsorships, but there are still a few limited opportunities available.

The theme of this year’s event will be “Guitar Legends for Heroes” and music fans are urged to stay tuned for the big announcement, which could very well include the talent lineup. America Salutes You, ‘17 is partnered with Wall Street Rocks, and both are 501 (c) 3 organizations assisting military families.

Money raised by the concert nationally will be granted to several top non-profits, with an emphasis on mental health organizations that serve military, veterans and their families.

Bob Okun, concert creator, said “Over 200,000 service members re-enter civilian life each year, joining over 22 million existing veterans. Many continue to need assistance to reintegrate into their communities with proper healthcare, including mental health resources, as well as with employment training, education, and housing opportunities. This concert provides much needed assistance.” is once again honored to be joining forces with America Salutes You and Wall Street Rocks.”

“We ask a lot of those who serve,” said Debbie Gregory, CEO of “Our servicemembers, past and present, have put the protection of our freedoms above all else. The least we can do to show our appreciation for their sacrifices, and the sacrifices made by their families, is to support the non-profits that provide support for them. ”

Corporations interested in corporate sponsorship opportunities should contact debbieg(at)

We invite you to look forward to more news about America Salutes You,’17: Guitar Legends for Heroes.

Don’t Miss Tonight’s Benefit Concert America Salutes You

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By Debbie Gregory.

This morning, I am checking in from Chicago, where I am anxiously awaiting tonight’s America Salutes You benefit concert. This evening’s live event is the fruition of many, many months of hard work. But the team I have been privileged to work with is second to none.

The goal has always been to raise funds and awareness for some of the extraordinary non-profits that assist our military and veterans. We are all especially grateful to pop legend Cyndi Lauper for headlining the concert.

In addition to be a talented and successful performer, Cyndi is a great humanitarian, lending her celebrity to causes such as LGBT rights, human rights, childhood cancer, Save the Music and military and veterans.

We are all also grateful to all of the other performers, including Gavin DeGraw, Wanda Jackson, Hoodie Allen, Andra Day, CeCe Winans, Anthony Kearns, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder,  Tegan Marie, Savannah Maddison, Jeff Kazee and the House Band,  and many others.

The national anthem will be performed by the Chicago Blackhawk’s Jim Cornelison. Comedian Tom Dreesen will emcee the concert and celebrity presenters include actor David Eigenberg (“Chicago Fire”) and more to be announced.

You can listen to the live stream on Livestream, and TV Worldwide.

I also hope you will tune in over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to watch the concert when it airs nationally on Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Graham Media Group stations. (click for local listings).

America Salutes You” will be offered to radio stations nationally by Westwood One.

Text and online fundraising will take place during the concert’s multi-platform broadcast, with 100 percent of all funds raised being granted to non-profit organizations helping veterans, service members and their families across the country such as: Give an Hour, ThanksUSA, Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, TAPS, Snowball Express, Illinois Joining Forces and Honor Flights. The concert is entirely paid for by sponsorships; no donation money will be used for concert expenses.

Text FREEDOM to 80077 to donate $10.   Message and data rates may apply.

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