Veteran Music Fest

Carbon Valley VFW Post and Auxiliary 9741 will host”Operation Honor” Music Fest Saturday, August 19th, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Centennial Park in Frederick as a fundraiser benefit for Veterans and local active Military in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Week of Remembrance series of events.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy music of four area bands donating their time on stage:

  • Lightly Toasted (blues)
  • Mojo Mama (rock)
  • Bakersfield (country)
  • My Blue Sky (Allman Brothers tribute band)

Catch up with friends at the Beer Garden and grab a bite to eat at the Food Court from local eateries.

Browse through the vendor section of local businesses and nonprofits.

Let the kids run and play in the area just for them – bounce house, hamster balls, dunk tank and more!

Free Parking |Free Admission. However, this is a fundraiser for our Veterans and Military so some activities will have minimal charges.

The music fest culminates a series of week-long area events during the 2nd Annual “Week of Remembrance” August 15th– August 19th. Here’s what’s happening earlier that week:

Tuesday, August 15

Kicking off the week will be a compelling presentation on”Arlington and the Tomb of the Unknowns”, August 15th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmat the Business & Education Center of Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, 8426 Kosmerl Place in Frederick delivered by nationally renowned speaker Tom Tudor, former Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Mr. Tudor offers first-hand insight of the Tomb of the Unknowns and will take you on a historical journey around the Washington, DC area dating back to the late-1700s. His presentation has aired on C-SPAN American History TV and he was a featured speaker at the National World War II Museum for Memorial Day 2016. He is Past-President of the Society of the Honor Guard – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and is a Member of the Board.

Free Parking | Free Admission

Thursday, August 17

Next in the series lineup is a”Military Musical Tribute”August 17th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Frederick High School, 5690 Tipple Parkway, Frederick provided by local elementary, middle and high school students with music and photos from the different eras of American Military History under the direction of Jill Ripa, Theatre Director. Come hear the music that was popular when grandpa was young.

Free Parking | Free Admission

The Week of Remembrance Committee is the group who brought the Vietnam Traveling Wall into the area September 2016, and helps coordinate and promote the Mile of Smiles lineup for the Military Honor Flight twice a year. Show your patriotic pride in supporting our Veterans and Military. If you would like to participate, volunteer, or donate please call 720-552-6191 or visit and click on News & Events.