Fort McCoy News August 23, 2013

Concert rocks large crowd at Constitution Park

Almost 5,000 guests enjoyed the 2013 concert held Aug. 14 at Fort McCoy's Constitution Park under ideal weather conditions. Tickets sold at a steady clip with a robust walk-up audience at the gate.

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Members of the Chicago-area band Styx perform at a Fort McCoy concert.
The group headlined the Aug. 14 event.

Grand Funk Railroad kicked off the concert with its signature hard-rock hits from the 1970s.

Next up, the group 38 Special performed a reprise of its 2001 concert at Fort McCoy. The group rocked the crowd with its arena rock-pop hits.

The Chicago-area band Styx was the main attraction and brought its arena-rock sound to the proceedings by performing a number of its top songs, as well.

Concert sponsors were Miller Light Beer, Pepsi, Mike's Hard Lemonade, Reinhart Food Service and USAA. No federal endorsement is implied.

Fort McCoy has scheduled concerts in every year since 1997. Plans are under way to host a concert in 2014. For more information about Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs and events in the Fort McCoy community, visit the website www.mccoymwr.com or call the Event Hotline at 877-864-4969.

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38 Special guitar players ride the wave of one the group's hits at a Fort McCoy
performance Aug. 14. This was the group's second appearance at the event.

 

 

 

Photos by Lindsey Muehlenkamp-Peterson
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Spectators listen as Grand Funk Railroad performs at Fort McCoy's
Constitution Park. Grand Funk Railroad was the opening act at the Fort
McCoy event.