Zac Brown Band featured at 2016 USO Gala

Annual awards dinner celebrates and pays homage to the USO and its supporters

The Zac Brown Band has been called to perform as the featured entertainment at the 2016 USO Gala on October 20th. Ryan Seacrest will serve as Master of Ceremonies with more stars to be announced.

The event celebrates the USO’s 75th anniversary and is a time-honored tradition for recognizing the heroism of America’s enlisted service members. One thousand people are expected to be on hand as the USO presents its 2016 USO Service Member of the Year Award to a service member from each branch of America’s Armed Forces as well as its 2016 USO Volunteer of the Year Award to two USO volunteers — one working out of a USO center located stateside and the other, overseas. Guests will also watch as the USO presents its 2016 Spirit of the USO Award to The Coca-Cola Company in recognition of its 75-year partnership with the USO.

Attendees will enjoy a menu thoughtfully designed by celebrity chef and USO tour veteran Robert Irvine, who will also be onsite. Guests will range from Washington dignitaries, celebrities and members of Congress to USO corporate sponsors and members of the USO Board of Governors.

The 2016 USO Gala will be held at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Buddy Iahn
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