JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland, November 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) brings music, magic and enchanting family entertainment to members of the U.S. military and their families serving overseas as part of their annual Home for the holidays celebrations.
Home for the Holidays is an AFE tour to bring cheer and appreciation to American military members serving overseas.
It’s first The Philharmonic, a Filipino-American a cappella quintet of young men who use their incredible voices to blend hip-hop, pop and 90s nostalgia for an extremely fun and cool show. The vocal powerhouse will also throw in some classic holiday tunes on this tour. They will play at US military bases in Great Britain, Belgium and Germany November 30 – December 10.
The Battle of the Keys is a group of strong and passionate musicians and vocalists who bring favorite pop and holiday hits to life that are sure to energize any audience. Battle of the Keys members Carl Bailey, Stephen Dakin, Gary Giampaolo, Pamela Hopkins, Carolyn Malfa and Rory John Zak lift the crowd with their energy and music. They are heading towards Southwest Asia, Guantanamo Bay, Greenland and Honduras December 1 – 10.
The three men putting on makeup Operation Magic All-Stars, Scott Cantrell, Cameron Weld and Jason Michaels, mesmerize and delight audiences with their illusions and tricks that light up the stage for people of all ages. Be on the lookout for an unforgettable combination of comedy, magic, wit-abandonment, ad games and audience immersion that only these three can provide. They will play at US military bases in Japan, Guam and Alaska December 6 – 17.
Disco with headphones is an electrifying dance party where multiple DJs play music simultaneously through wireless headphones and audience members switch between channels during the live set. Everyone listens to their chosen channels at the same time, but unless you have a pair of party headphones, you won’t hear a thing! It looks crazy from the outside, but once you put the headphones on, it’s great fun. This popular group is targeting Guantanamo Bay, Greenland and Honduras December 10 – 17.
Nashville recording artist Rachel Lipsky returns to the AFE stages with his exuberant live concerts. The Denver native brings his fearless bravado and country tunes to his sixth AFE tour as part of the Home for the Holidays live events. She will be on tour all the time Europe 17 Dec – January 2, 2023.
Singer and songwriter Jerod Nieman brings clever lyrics, human insights and a love of history to his pure country music. He has collaborated with top talent and has his own chart topping songs which include ‘Drink to That All Night’, ‘Lover, Lover’, ‘What Do You Want’, ‘Shinin’ on Me’ and ‘One More Drinkin’ Song” .” Audiences can expect exceptional musical entertainment from this platinum-certified star as he tours Europe December 24 – January 2, 2023on US military bases.
rhinoceros, charismatic four-piece group of Minnesota, brings high energy to modern, alternative, ’80s and classic rock hits, plus country, pop and a few unexpected twists to AFE audiences. Rhino’s Big Show is a one-of-a-kind mix that audiences won’t see anywhere else. They will be playing American bases all the time Southwest Asia and Cuba December 24 – January 1, 2023.
Kat Perkins, a singer/songwriter who delivers impassioned rock with bold conviction, burst into the public eye after a three-chair run on The Voice. During the show, her first single, “Fearless,” reached the top five on the iTunes rock chart in 2014. Today, Perkins continues to tour, particularly to military locations overseas, and remains a popular opening act for major rock bands. Perkins will be involved throughout Southwest Asia December 30 – January 7, 2023.
AFE also offers past holiday-spirited shows on demand via YouTube, including the ever-popular Pomp, snow and setting, the story of three friends who will stay in your heart forever as they share their special talents for music, magic and circus acts, and The magic of Rob Lakewhich brings a previous live performance of an inspiring illusion into your home.
“Home for the Holidays is a tourism campaign we work on year-round to provide America’s military and their families with entertainment from home while expressing our support and deep appreciation for their service during the holiday season,” said Brian BurkeAFE Marketing and Business Analyst.
Regarding entertainment of the armed forces: Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) is the official Department of Defense agency providing quality entertainment to US military personnel serving overseas, primarily on contingency operations and in remote and isolated locations. Now in its 71st year, AFE brings a touch of home through music, sports and comedy entertainment to nearly 400,000 troops annually, providing our dedicated military members with much-needed downtime.
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