Band honors those who have served through the decades
Members of the Aspen Meadow Band will soon honor those who have served in the armed forces with a new event.
Dancing through the Decades, scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Aspen Meadow Amphitheatre, 24232 S. Upper Highland Road, will feature a variety of live music, food and a photo booth. A wall of honor at the event will highlight photos and stories from those who have served in any of the armed forces.
"We want to show our appreciation for those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, and the life we get to live and the music we get to make because of them," said Desi Aamodt, a member of the Aspen Meadow Band's public relations team.
Aamodt said the wall of honor will be a valuable element of the event.
"(At the concert), people can read personal stories and get to know the people around them," she said. "It's alway touching to read stories from people's lives, especially about something as personal as being in the service. We want to bring that closeness and feel connection."
The concert will feature a "huge variety" of music.
"(It will be everything from) the Andrews Sisters, The Who, The Beatles and Keith Urban," Aamodt said. "Your feet will be tapping no matter what."
The band's goal is to have music from all of the years during which people served.
"We want everyone to leave feeling like the music has touched them, and have memories come up," Aamodt explained.