|Nearly 5,000 people gathered for a free concert Aug. 2
at Fort McCoy’s Constitution Park to enjoy performances by country
artists Gretchen Wilson, James Otto and JT Hodges.
(above) and Gretchen Wilson (right) perform at Fort McCoy’s
Constitution Park. The free concert was held Aug. 2. Headliner
Toby Keith was not able to appear at the concert because of
minor surgery. Keith is scheduled to be in concert at Fort McCoy
Aug. 30. Tickets purchased for the Aug. 2 show will be honored
at the gate for the Aug. 30 concert.
(Photos by Sheila Peterson )
Wilson’s biggest hit “Redneck Woman” describes her singing and dress
Otto is a Nashville breakout star who puts his God-given lung power to
work on songs that make even more determined use of the old-school
Rhythm & Blues grit in his powerhouse voice.
Hodges is known as a strong vocalist and songwriter, as well as a solid
Toby Keith, the scheduled headliner, had to postpone his appearance at
Fort McCoy because of a minor medical condition. He now will be the
headliner for a Thursday, Aug. 30 performance at Fort McCoy, which will
begin at 7 p.m., with gates opening at 3 p.m.
Also performing Aug. 30 will be country star Kellie Pickler of American
Idol fame and an opening act to be determined.
All tickets purchased for the Aug. 2 concert will be honored for this
Tickets still are available for the Aug. 30 concert and will cost $40 in
Tickets are available at Ace Hardware in Tomah and La Crosse and Market
Tickets also may be purchased online at
For more information about Keith, visit
For more information about Pickler, visit the website
For more information about the concert, visit the Fort McCoy Morale,
Welfare and Recreation website at
www.mccoymwr.com or call the Concert Hotline (877-864-4969).
Camping reservations also are available and can be made by contacting
Pine View Campground at the website
https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html or by calling
800-531-4703 or 608-388-3517.