Alabama Shakes performs at USO and Sailor Jerry Welcome Party

The event kicked off Fleet Week

On Wednesday, May 24th Grammy-Award winning, Alabama Shakes kicked-off Fleet Week New York festivities by performing a riveting 90-minute set on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for sailors and their supporters at the second annual USO and Sailor Jerry Welcome Party.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum to perform for our military during the great American tradition of Fleet Week New York,” shares lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum partnered with the USO of Metropolitan New York to celebrate Fleet Week and our service members visiting New York. The partnership is a special passion point for Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, created to honor the late Norman Collins.

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum was created to honor the life and legacy of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, a Navy Veteran who dedicated much of his life to tattooing sailors on their shore-leave in post-WWII Honolulu. Today, the rum the bears his name celebrates his legacy by honoring our serving military.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.