Lt. Dan Band to Perform at AUSA 2019
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band will be returning to the Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in October.
Founded by Sinise and Kimo Williams, the cover band is set to perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in the grand ballroom at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The concert is free to anyone registered to attend the AUSA annual meeting.
The AUSA Annual Meeting takes place Oct. 14-16 at the convention center.
Sinise formed the Lt. Dan Band—named after his character in the movie Forrest Gump—more than 16 years ago to entertain troops at home and abroad and raise money for disabled veterans.
Attendees will also have a chance to meet Sinise during two events at the AUSA Pavilion during the annual meeting. On Oct. 14, he will sign copies of his recently published biography, Grateful American: A Journey From Self to Service, from 1-3 p.m. He will also be available for a photo session from 9-10 a.m. on Oct. 15.
The AUSA Pavilion will be located at booth 307 in Hall A of the convention center.
Sinise’s support of veterans can be traced back to the 1980s, when he created a vets’ night program at his co-founded Steppenwolf Theater, offering free dinners and performances for veterans.
In 2011, he started The Gary Sinise Foundation to support active-duty service members, veterans, first responders, wounded warriors and their loved ones. The foundation provides entertainment, family support and acts of appreciation.
Sinise was presented with the George Catlett Marshall Medal, AUSA’s highest award, in 2017 for his work.
Co-sponsored by Veterans United, the concert is free for all registered attendees. For more information, visit AUSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting page. Advance registration is open until 8 p.m. Eastern Oct. 8. On-site registration opens at 8 a.m. Eastern Oct. 11.