Music Artists to perform for Airmen at Summer Concert

  • Published
  • By Airman William Lunn
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

The 22nd Force Support Squadron is
partnering with Armed Forces Entertainment to bring music artists 3OH!3, Sick Puppies and Lecrae to McConnell’s Summer Fest on August 6, 2022.

“Summer Fest is not a regular event for McConnell, the last time the 22nd Air Refueling Wing hosted a concert was in 2019,” said Jon Pic, 22nd Force Support Squadron Marketing Director. “This event is made possible due to our partnership with AFE. McConnell is fortunate enough to bring these acts to our Airmen and their families.”

The event is at 5:30 p.m. on base between Building 1 and lodging, and attendees are encouraged to come prepared with lawn chairs and blankets for the festival.

The band starting the night is “Sick Puppies,” an alternative rock band out of Sydney. The trio’s rise to fame was in 2006 when their music video “All the Same,” was uploaded to YouTube.

Next up will be 3OH!3, a 2000’s Electronic Music duo most known for their single “DONTTRUSTME,” from their 2008 album “Want,” Their discography also consists of songs featuring artists such as Ke$ha, Katy Perry and Lil Jon..

To end the night, the featured artist will be “Lecrae,” a Christian rapper and actor from Houston. He became famous in the 2010’s and is best known for his single “Church Clap,” which is commonly heard in gyms and clubs across the country.

A DJ and a mixologist will also provide pre-show entertainment on stage playing musicbefore the show and between acts. There will also be food trucks from the local area available to everyone for the duration of the event.

This event is open to families, but it's worth noting some of the artists may will likely play music that parents could find inappropriate for younger ears, so it's recommended to do a little research before bringing children.

“This is a great opportunity for Airmen to come out, socialize and meet new people,” said Danielle Kreager, 22nd Force Support Squadron Community Cohesion Coordinator. “We look forward to putting on new events like this for McConnell in the future. This won’t be the last time we host a festival, so be sure to be on the lookout for future events.”