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There was a big music festival recently at Fort Bliss, Texas as BaseFEST Powered by USAA visited the Sun City. Thousands of active duty military, family members and veterans attended the giant music party. Check out the photos below for highlights of the event.

A BaseFEST attendee tackles one of the NextLevel challenges USAA had to offer participants at the Ft. Bliss, Texas event on May 12. Along with the musical performances, BaseFEST attendees can expect to find gaming, sports and fitness, a kid’s zone, technology, virtual reality, food and beverage, lounges and more.

 Members of USAA’s Sponsorship team are boots on ground to assist in the set up and running of BaseFEST Ft. Bliss.

 

BaseFEST performing artist Lindsay Ell poses for a group photo during a meet and greet at Ft. Bliss, Texas on May 12.

 

BaseFEST performing artist Ha Ha Tonka hydrate after playing the opening set at Ft. Bliss, Texas on May 12.

 

BaseFEST performing artist Craig Morgan poses for a group photo during a meet and greet at Ft. Bliss, Texas on May 12.

 

BaseFEST performing artist Lindsay Ell rocks the stage for ever looming crowds of over 10,000 at Ft. Bliss, Texas on May 12.

 

BaseFEST performing artist Lindsay Ell performs for thousands of attendees at Ft. Bliss, Texas on May 12.

 

A couple relaxes in the prestigious USAA lounge that was open to all attendees to get out of the hot sun at BaseFEST at Ft. Bliss, Texas on May 12.

 

Lee Handy, CSM USA (Ret), Military Affairs Representative (El Paso) and Greg Pratt, Force Master Chief USN (Ret), Executive Director Military Affairs Operations host the USAA tent, welcoming guests/members to BaseFEST at Ft. Bliss.

 

BaseFEST performing artist and Army veteran, Craig Morgan sings for a growing crowd of over 10,000 of attendees at Ft. Bliss, Texas on May 12 .

USAA Community BaseFEST Craig Morgan and crowd.jpg

 

An Army veteran serving both on active duty and the reserves, Craig Morgan recently returned from a USO trip visiting and playing for the troops. His song, “That’s What I Love About Sunday” hit #1 in 2005. Be sure to make plans to check out Craig Morgan and the other artists at the next BaseFEST.  

 

Check out these upcoming dates:

June 02, 2018 – Naval Station Mayport, FL

July 04, 2018 – Camp Lejeune, NC

September 22, 2018, - Twentynine Palms, CA

 

BaseFEST Tickets: Military members need to go to www.BaseFEST.com to register for up to 2 FREE tickets. For non-military, visit the website for details (it varies by location).

 

BaseFEST Activities:

Music – Loud and Lots of Different Styles

Food

Family Activities

Technology Displays

Video Games

Fitness Challenges

Kids Zone

 

Latest Information: Follow the BaseFEST webpage and social media accounts for the latest news and information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Part 2 of our coverage from BaseFEST Ft. Bliss.


Have you ever attended a concert on base? What was the artist and where were you stationed?

 

USAA Community BaseFEST Caleb Barrieau.jpgAbout the Photographer: USAA Training with Industry fellow SFC Caleb Barrieau snaps a selfie backstage prior to BaseFEST performing artist Craig Morgan hits the stage. SFC Barrieau was one of several photographers on ground covering the event for USAA.