All-Star Concert Will Benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in Celebration of the Men and Women of the United States Military and Their Families
STURGIS, SD – July 19, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The first annual American Thunder Music Festival has added Stevie Nicks to the lineup that already includes John Fogerty. The all-star concert is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 11th, at the Legendary Buffalo Chip.
“I am honored to join Jeff Bridges for this show in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. I feel proud to show my love for returning vets and their families and to honor their bravery,” commented Nicks — a longtime supporter of returning vets. Nicks’ new CD, “In Your Dreams,” includes the poignant, Nicks penned original song “Soldiers Angel” which she was inspired to write following her many visits to Walter Reed Hospital and Bethesda Medical Center. Nicks will be performing the song at the Festival and it is sure to be one of many highlights of this historic show.
“Stevie’s support for the men and women who serve is almost as legendary as her voice,” said Bridges. “Her songs and distinctive voice have become part of the very fabric of America.”
“With so many service men and women returning from the battle field, it’s critical that we honor their service by helping them return to their local communities,” said Bob Woodruff, ABC News Anchor, and Co-Founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “Because there are people like Jeff Bridges, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks, who lend their distinctive voices to this cause, I have no doubt our fellow Americans will help us say ‘thank you’ to those who serve.”
“Stevie Nicks’ song ‘Soldiers Angel’ is the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard about wounded warriors and those who comfort them,” said David Clark, founder of American Thunder. “We’re all honored to have her participate.”
Funds raised at American Thunder will benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation that invests in programs that connect troops to the services they need, including physical rehabilitation and counseling, education, employment and financial assistance, as well as help with larger issues like homelessness and suicide.
THE BOB WOODRUFF FOUNDATION:
The Bob Woodruff Foundation provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically. Through a public education movement called ReMIND.org, the Bob Woodruff Foundation helps educate the public about the needs of service members returning from war — especially the 1 in 5 service members with hidden injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injury and Combat Stress, including Post Traumatic Stress, Depression and Anxiety — and empowers communities nationwide to take action. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested over $9.5 million, reaching more than 1,000,000 service members, support personnel, veterans and their families nationwide. For more information, visit: www.ReMIND.org
DAVID CLARK CAUSE
Led by CEO David Clark and Chairman Gerry Byrne, DCC is a company solely dedicated to creating cause initiatives in all forms of media. Since 1994, founder David Clark has been creating cause platforms that leverage the iconic stature and cultural currency of renowned organizations, brands and individuals around the world. Past initiatives include creating the Above & Beyond public service initiative for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, the 46664 HIV/AIDS initiative for President Nelson Mandela and the Anne Frank 75th Birthday Tribute with Anne Frank’s family and Miep Gies, the remarkable woman who hid Anne and her family for over two years and later found Anne’s Diary. For more information, visit: www.davidclarkcause.com
THE LEGENDARY BUFFALO CHIP
Founded in 1981 by Rod Woodruff, The Legendary Buffalo Chip is a campground venue serving the motorcycle industry and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with camping, vending and entertainment. In the past 30 years, the campground has grown from 28 acres and just a few campers looking for a party, to the more than 560 acres that is now site of one of the most recognizable concert venues in the entertainment business as well as one of the largest motorcycle-related events in the world. Owner Rod Woodruff has shared with his motorcycling veteran campers a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by our military personnel. An annual tribute to past and present service members has been a part of the Buffalo Chip’s Freedom Celebration for many years. More information, visit: www.buffalochip.com
SOURCE: Reprise Records