FORT SILL, Okla.--Tickets are still on sale for the 2010 Army Concert Tour featuring Toby Keith, Joey+Rory and Jaron and the Long Road to Love. The concert is Friday, July 2 at Fort Sill's Polo Field.
The concert is open to the public and tickets are available at EZ Go stores until June 30, at Adventure Travel in the PX Mall and Central Mall and Crutcher's Western Wear in Lawton. People may also call for tickets at 800-999-2987 until the day of the show or get tickets online at www.sillmwr.com until July 1. Advanced tickets are $30. Tickets purchased at the gate will be $35. Children 6 and under are free. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
An added attraction to this year's concert is a motocross exhibition. Motocross is the fastest growing spectator sport in the world. The shows will be at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. At the south end of Polo Field, riders will perform gravity-defying stunts up to 30 feet in the air.
Key Gate closes at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the concert. Gate 2 will open at 1 p.m. Fort Sill Boulevard, Sheridan Road and Apache Gates will all be open. Apache will close at 9 p.m. and Gate 2 and Fort Sill Boulevard (Scott Gate) will close at midnight.
Sheridan Road between Geronimo Road and Key Gate will close at 12:30 p.m.
General admission parking will be at Fort Sill Credit Union on Thomas Road and Sheridan Theatre parking lots with round-trip bus service from 3 p.m. to midnight. Gate 2 will be open for concert traffic with parking on Conklin Field. VIP parking is at the museum across Sheridan from Polo Field. Handicapped and site support parking will be near the Polo Club on Gruber Road and will egress through Key Gate after the concert.
Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation support the Designated Driver Program. Taxicab service will be available at the four main designated parking areas for those who elect to drink during the concert.
"We want our Soldiers, families and concert attendees to have a safe, enjoyable concert," said Brenda Spencer-Ragland, FMWR director. "Bottom line, if someone needs a ride home, they should not hesitate to ask an MWR representative for assistance."
Jaron and the Long Road to Love take the stage first as the opening act of the evening. Jaron Lowenstein, who previously found pop success with his twin brother in the duo Evan and Jaron.
The brothers released their debut album in 2000 which contained three Top 40 hits, including "Crazy for this Girl." Later, Jaron's solo debut single "Pray for You" was released to country radio in 2009.
Husband and wife duo Joey+Rory started performing on Country Music Television's series, Can You Duet, in 2008. As finalists, their rendition on "Cheater, Cheater" earned them huge success and went on to become and Internet phenomenon.
Headlining the concert is country superstar and Oklahoma native Toby Keith. Keith, who grew up in Moore started playing music at a young age. After working for a while in the oil industry and playing defense for United States Football League, he decided to pursue a career in music.
Keith won a multitude of awards since 1997. An avid Soldier supporter, he visits Iraq every year during his USO tours. Keith claims he has been on a mission since 2002, when he did his first USO tour to provide a much-needed break to troops serving overseas. In recognition of his ongoing support for U.S. troops and their families, Keith was presented the 2009 Military Officers Association of America Distinguished Service Award.
After the show, a fireworks display will begin and is promised to be bigger and better than last year's. No pets, fireworks, coolers, glass, professional cameras or recording devices will be allowed on Polo Field. Concert goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
Volunteers are still needed for the concert. Anyone interested in lending support should contact Gail Coffman, installation volunteer coordinator at 442-4682 or e-mail Gwendolyn.Gail.Coffman@us.army.mil. An orientation will be held today at 4:30 p.m. at Polo Field.