City hosts free concert with Navy

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs will host the United States Navy's premier country music ensemble, "Country Current" on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. at the Palace Theater. Free tickets are now available for the concert.

The seven-member group from Washington D.C. was formed in 1973 and quickly established itself in all aspects of country and bluegrass music. The group is under the direction of banjoist Chief Musician Keith M. Arneson, the group performs all types of country music, from contemporary country rock to traditional bluegrass and western swing.

Touring the country each year in support of Navy Recruiting, they have performed with such artists as Boots Randolph, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill and David Ball. They have performed at the White House, Grand Ol' Opry, the Coca-Cola 600 in 2006, the G-8 Summit in 2004, Wheeling Jamboree and the Academy of Country Music Awards show.

The concert is free, but tickets are required. To receive tickets, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:


c/o Syracuse Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs

412 Spencer St.

Syracuse, NY 13204

Tickets may also be picked up at the Parks Department's Main office at 412 Spencer St. The office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any unclaimed seats will be available to non-ticket holders just prior to concert time.

For more information, call 473-4330, ext. 3006 or 3007.

Event: "Country Current" Concert- United States Navy's premier country music ensemble

Date: Sunday, Sept. 13

Time: 3 p.m.

Site: Palace Theater, 2384 James Street

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