As part of NYC Fleet Week 2019, “Side By Side: A Celebration of Service” will feature concert performances by major artists, military exhibits, conversation and more at Rockefeller Center in New York on Memorial Day Weekend, topped by an Imagine Dragons show at Radio City Music Hall.
Kicking off at noon on May 25, Side By Side will welcome veterans, active military and their families to Rockefeller Center for the first half of the celebration, which is free and open to the public. Guests will be treated to performances by Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw, The U.S. Navy Band, and cast members from “Jersey Boys” and “Wicked.”
Northwell Health will provide free tickets to hundreds of military service members, veterans and their families.
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Attendees can interact with actual U.S. Navy equipment and activations, as well as hear veterans like Northwell Health’s 2019 Patriot Award recipient Dusty Kirby share inspirational stories.
Tickets for the Imagine Dragons performance are on sale now. The band is often tied to good causes, as lead singer Dan Reynolds is also behind the LoveLoud Festival, which takes place June 29 at Usana Amphitheatre in Utah featuring Kesha in support of LGBTQ+ youth.
Since 2006, Northwell has been serving and supporting active-duty personnel, veterans and their families as a proud, military-friendly employer and provider of both medical care and behavioral health treatment for those struggling with PTSD, while also recruiting and assisting newly returned veterans trying to find a job and acclimate back into civilian life.