Salute the Troops Weekend
Salute the Troops Veteran's Day Weekend Celebration!
Join us to help salute veterans and active military for their service to our country November 10 and 11. With country music for two straight days along the Lakefront presented by JerseyShoreCountry.com, specialty food items, craft beer and more it's the perfect way to honor our active and retired military.
All active military and veterans receive free theme park admission on November 10 and 11, 2018.
Each day the festivities will kick off with the national anthem at 2 p.m. followed by a fly over of the American flag.
- 2 - 2:45 p.m. Celeste Kellogg
- 3:15 - 4 p.m. Bucky Covington
- 2 - 2:45 p.m. Matt Williams
- 3:15 - 4 p.m. Craig Wayne Boyd
Celeste is a CMA / Nashville Recording Artist. Her latest EP titled You & Me, charted on the iTunes Country Chart. 2016 & 2017 have been exceptional years for Celeste. She is now the two time reigning Josie Music Awards Female Entertainer of The Year.
In November of 2016 Celeste attended the Nashville Universe Awards held at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon. It was there that she performed, presented with Storme Warren of Siruis XM The Highway and took home the Rising Star of the Year Award. In May of 2018, she was crowned Nashville Universe's Female Vocalist of the Year in front of the Widlhorse Crowd and The Country Network's television broadcast audience.
2017 brought the continuation of Celeste's anti-bullying school tour. To date she has spoken to over 90,000 students as well as to the Virginia School Board Association delivering her message "Don't Fuel Their Fire".
William Joel "Bucky" Covington III is an American country music singer. He placed eighth on the 5th season of the Fox Network's talent competition series American Idol. In December 2006, he signed a recording contract with Lyric Street Records. His self-titled debut album, produced by Dale Oliver and Mark Miller of the band Sawyer Brown, was released on April 17, 2007. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and produced three hit singles on the Hot Country Songs charts: "A Different World" at number six, "It's Good to Be Us" at number eleven, and "I'll Walk" at number ten. Three more singles: "I Want My Life Back," "Gotta Be Somebody" and "A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)," were released from an unreleased second album, titled I'm Alright, and later included on his 2011 album, Good Guys.
On July 4, 2018, rising country singer-songwriter Matt Williams has released his new country EP "Back to Me." His EP closes with "Country Bar Song," which has a traditional country vibe to it. Matt Williams is a United States Army Veteran, and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Craig Wayne Boyd
Craig Wayne Boyd is an American country singer and songwriter. A native of Dallas, Texas, Boyd is based out of and resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for winning Season 7 of NBC's reality TV singing competition The Voice as a part of Blake Shelton's team.
From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day there will be line dancing lessons in front of the stage near THE JOKER followed by fireworks on the lakefront at 7 p.m.
Check back for food menus and beer selections.