STAND UP CELEBRATION

2020 LineUp

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FRIDAY JUNE 12SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS


STAND UP CELEBRATION
TBDMASTER OF CEREMONIES

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3:15 PM
Opening Ceremony/National AnthemMAIN STAGE

3:45 PM Red Letter Band

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— A chart topping group of artists, covering a variety of classic country hits, and their own chart topping single: “Bring Me”, which topped out at #2 on the Inspirational Country Charts out of Nashville, TN.

5:00 PM Jason DeShaw

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— A Cowboy, born and raised in Montana, he is a national award winning mental health advocate and singer/songwriter.  He has written six albums, and toured across seven countries.  Jason is living proof that hope is worth believing in due to his own experiences with drugs and alcohol, and deteriorating mental health.  He has received the Champions Award in Washington D.C. for, “Exhibiting courage, leadership and service on behalf of all people living with mental illness.

6:30PM Rodney Watts

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—Rodney Watts is a Country music entertainer, born and raised in Indiana. He is a retired United States Army Servicemember and his motto is; “Sing for the American Soldier”. He truly enjoys supporting his fellow Brothers and Sisters-in-arms whenever possible. Rodney has also toured with Aaron Tippin, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and many others.

8:00PM
J. J. KorfeMAIN STAGE

Dividing his time between writing, recording, touring, and farming , Jeremiah has charm and passion that play well on the stage and beyond.  Growing up one of ten kids on his family farm, in Minnesota, Jeremiah developed a strong work ethic and sense of community.Dividing his time between writing and recording, Jeremiah funnels his drive into learning to play the guitar, piano, and drums, graduating college with a degree in music. After turning down a deal by a boutique record label, Jeremiah moved to Southern California to pursue the majors. In Los Angeles he spent several years playing music and honing his sound on Hollywood Blvd, appearing in national lifestyle brand advertisements, and running with the young Hollywood scene.Making the move to Nashville has been the best part of his music career! His unique blend of Country and Rock is a catchy tribute to farmers and country living! While still running his farm the songs come from a genuine reality of what country is all about!

10:00PM
Darby Ledbetter

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—Darbey joined the National Guard after seven years of active duty service. Darby has deployed on multiple combat tours and has performed on the USO tour with the Charlie Daniels Band. His songwriting has placed him among the finest, as he has penned songs for, Aaron Tippin, George Strait, Kenney Chesney, and many others. Darby continues to travel and perform all around the country.

FRIDAY June 12th
MAIN STAGE SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS


3:15 PM                 OPENING CEREMONIES

3:45 PM                 RED LETTER BAND

5:00 PM                JASON DESHAW

6:30 PM                RODNEY WATTS

8:00 PM                J. J. KORFE

10:00 PM              DARBY LEDBETTER

FRIDAY june 12th
SPEAKERSSUPPORTING OUR VETERANS


  • Times TBA
  • Jim Logsdon, the original LT Dan– On August 13, 1970, he stepped on a command detonated 1-5-5 round and lost both legs in the explosion and his other journey began. The loss of his legs hasn’t stopped him from helping fellow veterans across the nation. Logsdon is a former national homeless veteran’s coordinator, He has since brought his passion for helping veterans to Lafayette. He helped found the Mary T. Klinker Veteran’s Charity and Resource Center. He continues to help raise funds and advocate for our veterans.
  • Jill Stephenson– Is a Gold Star Mother who spent 20 years in corporate positions. During her son Ben’s third deployment, he saved the lives of six of his fellow soldiers before being wounded during a firefight. He survived his injuries long enough to make it back to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Ben was unable to overcome the trauma. He was then declared brain dead and removed from life support. Before his death, ben ensured his living will state that he donate all of his organs, including bone, skin and tissue. His donations saved or enhanced the lives of 60 people. His heart still beats in a woman who resides in Illinois. Jill formed a friendship with a news reporter who was moved by her son’s heroic story. This collaboration resulted in a book,” Heart of a Ranger”. Jill speaks nationwide and is an active advocate for such as the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Gold Star Mothers
  • Major Alan Duff– Served 23 years in military leadership, retiring as a Major. He then served six years as an elected official in local government. He is the President and Founder of Duff Companies, LLC. He has extensive experience in advocating for our nation’s veterans at state and federal capitals. In 2013 he was awarded the Veteran Advocate for the Year award from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. He now speaks around the country about three topics that are near and deal to him. Celebrating America, Regaining our lost Government and Bringing Americanism to life.
  • End 22– Is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to the 22 Vets and 1 Active Duty we lose per day to the hidden wounds of war. To connect the dots for transitioning Service members to the civilian world. To get Vets and Active Duty Members the non-traditional treatment not
    provided or paid for by the VA and Military Medical Facilities. To get Veterans active within the community as to not lose that sense of mission. Provide free counseling to Vets and Service members outside of the VA and Active Duty Medical facilities. To bring Vets together to build the comradery that is lost once they transition out.

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SATURDAY JUNE 13SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS


10:00 am
Pastor Jeff/Breaking BarriersMAIN STAGE

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— Jeff Warner credits his wife Jennifer with saving his life from drug and alcohol abuse. He became a born again Christian and, in 2002, an ordained minister through the International Ministerial Fellowship. He now tours the United States with his Ultimate Strength show that combines preaching with feats of strength, such as breaking through a stack of concrete blocks. Warner and his wife have four sons.

11:50 AM
Opening Ceremony/PrayerMAIN STAGE

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12:00 PM Pandemic Rocks!
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— Pandemic Rocks is and 80’s style cover band from St. Cloud, MN. They cover most 80’s and some 70’s rock, such as; Journey, Styx, Loverboy, Motley Crue, Poison, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, and many more. They are a local favorite in St. Cloud and the surrounding area.

2:00 PM
SwitchMAIN STAGE

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— Covering classic and current rock, and everything in between. Hailing from St. Cloud, MN, they have been rocking central MN for many years and are a local favorite.

4:30 PM
AbracadabraMAIN STAGE

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Abracadabra is a classic rock band, mad up of guns for hire who have toured or recorded with big names like; Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, Boz Scaggs, Kenny Loggins, Prince, The Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Peter Frampton, John Mayer, and Dave Mason.

6:30 PM
Classic American RockersMAIN STAGE

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(GOOD MORNING VIETNAM TRIBUTE),
Is comprised of talented musicians from renowned bands such as; Steve Miller Band, Kenny Loggins, and Stevie Nicks.  The famous Peterson Brothers, Ricky, Billy, and Paul, all of Minnesota, make up 3/4 of this great tribute band. Kenny Lee Lewis, who played as Steve Millers guitarist is rocking on the lead with this great tribute band. Classic American Rockers like to put on a good show, while raising money for the cause.

8:30 PM
Sin7 MAIN STAGE

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— Rock/metal band from the Twin Cities that was formed in 2012, and is comprised of Nellys screaming lead riffs, backed by Boomers thick rhythmic bass licks and Hammers ruthless and penetrating drum styles along with RevBliss’ crushing vocals make this a fan favorite and Mettys fans choice 2016.

10:30 PM
T. B. A.MAIN STAGE

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SATURDAY June 13th
MAIN STAGESUPPORTING OUR VETERANS


10:00 AM         PASTOR JEFF/BREAKING BARRIERS

11:50 AM          OPENING CEREMONIES/PRAYERS

12:00 PM          PANDEMIC ROCKS!

2:00   PM           SWITCH

4:30   PM           ABRACADABORA

6:30   PM           CLASSIC AMERICAN ROCKERS

8:30   PM          SIN7

10:30 PM          T.B.A.

SATURDAY June 13th
SPEAKERSSUPPORTING OUR VETERANS


  • Jill Stephenson– Is a Gold Star Mother who spent over 20 years in corporate leadership positions. During her son Ben’s third deployment, he saved the lives of six of his fellow soldiers before being wounded during a firefight. He survived his injuries long enough to make it back to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Ben was unable to overcome the trauma. He was then declared brain dead and removed from life support. Before his death, ben ensured his living will state that he donate all of his organs, including bone, skin and tissue. His donations saved or enhanced the lives of 60 people. His heart still beats in a woman who resides in Illinois. Jill formed a friendship with a news reporter who was moved by her son’s heroic story. This collaboration resulted in a book,” Heart of a Ranger”. Jill speaks nationwide and is an active advocate for such as the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and Gold Star Mothers.
  • Major Alan Duff– served 23 years in military leadership, retiring as a Major. He then served six years as an elected official in local government. He is the President and Founder of Duff Companies, LLC. He has extensive experience in advocating for our nation’s veterans at state and federal capitals. In 2013 he was awarded the Veteran Advocate for the Year award from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. He now speaks around the country about three topics that are near and deal to him. Celebrating America, Regaining our lost Government and Bringing Americanism to life.
  • End 22– This is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to the 22 Vets and 1 Active Duty we lose per day to the hidden wounds of war. To connect the dots for transitioning Service members to the civilian world. To get Vets and Active Duty Members the non-traditional treatment not
    provided or paid for by the VA and Military Medical Facilities. To get Veterans active within the community as to not lose that sense of mission. Provide free counseling to Vets and Service members outside of the VA and Active Duty Medical facilities. To bring Vets together to build the comradery that is lost once they transition out
  • Jim Logsdon, the original LT Dan– On August 13, 1970, he stepped on a command detonated 1-5-5 round and lost both legs in the explosion and his other journey began. The loss of his legs hasn’t stopped him from helping fellow veterans across the nation. Logsdon is a former national homeless veteran’s coordinator, He has since brought his passion for helping veterans to Lafayette. He helped found the Mary T. Klinker Veteran’s Charity and Resource Center. He continues to help raise funds and advocate for our veterans.