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6,000 RedFest tickets go free to central Texas military members

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Dale Roe

Editor’s note: This article was originally published May 5, 2014

The organizers of RedFest — a music and comedy festival taking place Memorial Day weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Austin celebrating country music, comedy and the great outdoors in tribute to U.S. military members and their families — are giving away $700,000 worth of festival tickets to central Texas military members and their families.

The three-day event features performances by more than 50 artists including Tim McGraw, Lynyrd Skynyrd (the only act during which it’s appropriate for a crowd member to shout out “Freebird!”), Florida Georgia Line and Jeff Foxworthy.

6,000 free admission tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last (maximum of four vouchers per individual). Active-duty personnel — including Reservists and National Guard members — as well as military veterans are eligible for RedFest ticket vouchers and should display a valid military ID, VA card or DD214 both when picking up vouchers and when exchanging vouchers for tickets at COTA during RedFest.

Here are the designated dates and times for voucher pick up:

  • Fort Hood: Thursday, May 8, 6-10 p.m.

The Granger Smith Boot Walk Concert at Fort Hood Harley Davidson (Fort Hood Harley Davidson is located at 875 W Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights, Texas)

  • Camp Mabry: Friday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Soldier and Family Support Center (Building 34), located at 2200 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas

    Circuit of the Americas is located at 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd., Austin

    More information about RedFest (presented by Natty Light) can be found at the event’s website.