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Salute to Summer Concert

Save the date for Salute to Summer,
THE summer concert celebration!
Riley Green, T.I., and DJ Rock
perform live at Fort Stewart
on Donovan Field
on June 18!

 

Gates Open at 3:00 p.m.
Show starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public!

Please note: Fort Stewart is an active military base and guests, guests' vehicles, and guests' items may be subject to random search to ensure the safety of our community. Installation access is at the discretion of the Commander based on health and protection protocols.

Riley Green

About Riley Green

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Riley Green has been compelling Country music fans to raise a drink, shed a tear, and, above all, celebrate where they are from, since first releasing his self-titled EP in 2018. His songs like the No. 1 PLATINUM hit "There Was This Girl," the 2X-PLATINUM-certified heart-tugger "I Wish Grandpas Never Died" (which he performed live at the 55th ACM Awards), and his chart-topping collab with Thomas Rhett, "Half of Me," have made Riley synonymous with what Country music does best: making listeners feel something with his no-gimmick, relatable writing and classic feel.

As an avid sports fan, former athlete (Jacksonville State University quarterback) and outdoorsman, Riley is riding a wave of success after being named the Academy of Country Music's 2020 New Male Artist of the Year, a former MusicRow Breakout Artist of the Year, a CMT "Listen Up Artist," and one of CRS's 2020 New Faces.

Now playing to an average of 65,000 fans each night serving as direct support for Morgan Allen and Luke Combs in 2023, Green headlined the Rock The South festival and is selling out his own headlining shows. Combs joins Riley on his current Top 30-and-climbing single "Different 'Round Here (Ft. Luke Combs)," the title track to Riley's 2019 debut album that he re-recorded with Combs after seeing how fans connected to it.

His new album Ain't My Last Rodeo, produced by Dan Huff, is more of the signature Riley Green fans have come to know and love from the good ol' boy who still lives in his hometown of Jacksonville, AL.

T.I.

About T.I.

Website Facebook | Instagram

Aside from his contributions in entertainment including 11 hit albums, multiple Grammy's, Billboard BET and American Music Awards, countless blockbuster movies and top-rated television shows including ATL, VH-1's T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, American Gangster, Marvel's Ant-Man, and made his 2023 directorial debut with his 100% independent comedy "Da 'Partments," to name a few, Tip "T.I." Harris has made an indelible mark on the world of business.

He is an artist, entrepreneur, and activist who has amassed a business empire to include a record label, a 10-year-old clothing line (Akoo, which stands for "A King of Oneself"), a real estate holdings company, production company, non-profit organization (Us or Else), owner/founder of Trap Music Museum, co-owner of Bankhead Seafood, owner of Super Sound Studios, investor, and much more.

Harris served on the Mayor of Atlanta's Transition Team, where he focused on policy and legislation; and currently serves on the Reimagining Atlanta Task Force, aimed at creating restorative practices and a community-driven approach to addressing incarceration. He has been recognized most recently as a thought leader at the United States Capitol and during the Operation Hope, as well as during the Congressional Black Caucus, and Forbes Magazine business conferences. His community focus is around driving economic mobility and equity in vulnerable, underserved communities. Harris was also awarded the first-ever "Voice of the Culture" award by ASCAP and is the host of a #1 rated podcast, expediTIously with Tip "T.I." Harris.

T.I. is also currently working on two albums, titled Kiss the King and Kill the King. The first single from Kiss the King released on November 3, "Vacay" featuring South African artist Kamo Mphela.

DJ Rock

About DJ Rock

Website | Facebook

For the past 20 years, DJ Rock has performed for crowds in premiere venues throughout North America and Mexico. As an open format DJ, he is well versed in all music formats, spinning everything from country to hip hop to rock to today's top 40 hits. He's worked alongside artists like Luke Bryan, Snoop Dogg, Florida Georgia Line, Gucci Mane, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Shelton, and more. Rock has also appeared at some of the biggest-selling music festivals including Off The Rails, Rock The South, Route 91, and Tortuga. Rock just finished Luke Bryan's "Country On Tour" which played over 40 shows last year, in addition to 13 stadiums, before wrapping the end of October.

Timeline

3:00 pm: Gate 3 opens  

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Holding Zone opens​

  • Food vendors​

  • Beer sales​

  • Interactive games​

5:30 pm: Concert field open​

5:30 pm – 7:15 pm: DJ​

7:15 pm: National Anthem​

7:20 pm: CG remarks​

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: T.I.

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm: Riley Green

*Please note times may vary.

General Information

In the event of an emergency

  • Call 911
  • Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) (912)767-4264

The low country heat can be brutal at times. Please stay hydrated with plenty of water, apply bug spray as needed, and don't forget the sunscreen.

Gate Access & Directions to Donovan Field

Gate 3 will open at 3:00 pm for general public access. The pin below is Gate 3.

What to Bring & Prohibited Items

Low country heat can be brutal at times please stay hydrated with plenty of water, apply bug spray as needed and don't forget the sunscreen.

PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST:

  • Outside food or drinks (exception: food/drink for infants)
  • Glass or cans
  • Weapons
  • Explosives
  • Tents
  • Umbrellas
  • Noise makers
  • Illegal substances
  • Recording devices (exception: cell phone cameras; official media)
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Although we love our four-legged fur babies, we're going to ask that you leave them at home. 

Please note: Fort Stewart is an active military base and guests, guests' vehicles, and guests' items may be subject to random search to ensure the safety of our community. Installation access is at the discretion of the Commander based on health and protection protocols.

 

Marne Market

We are looking for Home Based Businesses and SFRGS who want to have booths at Salute to Summer events.

  • Marne Market at Salute to Summer Concert on June 18
  • 3ID Salute to Summer Football event (SFRGs ONLY)

If you are interested please have the this form filled out and sent to patricia.a.skillern.naf@army.mil no later than April 23

List of Food Truck Vendors
  • Sweet Spice Restaurant Alpha/Bravo
  • Pooler Baldinos Food Truck
  • Sho Nuff Smokin Good
  • Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies Alpha/Bravo
  • The Naked Dog Alpha/Bravo
  • Leopold's Ice Cream
  • Famous Funnel Cakes
  • GAINZ GRILL FOOD TRUCK
  • One Love Island LLC
  • Famous Funnel Cakes
  • Fast Freddie’s
  • Wings & Things
  • The Naked Dog Alpha/Bravo
  • Lavikoff Signature Bakes LLC
  • Keller's Wood Fire Pizza
  • Slow fire BBQ
  • El Sabor DE (Panam'a )
  • Taste of Goodness
Facility Closures

Coming soon! Come back for more information.

Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Food & Drink Questions:

Can I bring water bottle?

  • Coming Soon

Can I bring outside food and/or drinks?

  • No outside food or drinks are allowed with the exception of food for infants/toddlers and those with special dietary needs or restrictions.

What kind of food will be available?

  • We will have over 30 different food vendors represented. Food options will vary in flavor profiles and cuisines.
  • See list of food vendors in Food Truck Vendors tab.

Access Questions

Is the event open to everyone?

  • Yes. The event is open to the general public. If you do not have installation access you will use Gate 3 (Access Point on Old Sunbury Road) starting at 3:00 pm to enter Fort Stewart and follow the signs to the General Public Parking.
  • Please be aware that if you use Gate 3 after 3:00 pm on June 18, you will ONLY have access to the General Public Parking and will have to exit using Gate 3 as well.

Do I need to register for the event?

  • No registration is necessary. You do not need a wristband. This is a FREE event.

At what time will [?] happen?

  • 3:00 pm: Gate 3 opens  

  • 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Holding Zone opens​

    • Food vendors​

    • Beer sales​

    • Interactive games​

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: T.I.
  • 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm: Riley Green
  • 5:30 pm: Concert field open​
  • 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm: DJ​
  • 7:15 pm: National Anthem​
  • 7:20 pm: CG remarks​

*Please note times may vary.

What should I bring to the event?

  • Donovan Field is a grassy field and we suggest bringing lawn chairs or foldable camping chairs as well as blankets. Bring sunscreen, a hat and bug spray. Bring cash and/or card if you'd like to purchase food and beverages. If you have kids that will be enjoying our inflatables, we suggest making sure they have socks because of how hot the bounce houses get in the sun. On top of all else, bring a great attitude ready to jam, sing, dance and celebrate our great nation.

What can I NOT bring to the event?

  • Do not bring outside food or drink. For caveats please see the food section of our FAQ.
  • Do not bring large items that would obstruct someone else's view such as umbrellas, banners and tents.

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