Queen Latifah And Amy Schumer To Headline Fourth Of July Freedom Festival At Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Event Benefiting the Intrepid Museum and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to Include Performances by Sara Evans, Rachel Platten, Will Hoge, and the Alternate Routes
New York, NY (June 18, 2015) – Golden Globe® and Emmy Award®-winning actress and singer Queen Latifah, and Emmy Award®-nominated actress and comedian Amy Schumer will perform at the Freedom Festival Fourth of July celebration that will benefit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Also performing at the benefit are Grammy Award®-nominated singers Sara Evans and Will Hoge, current #1 adult contemporary artist of 2015 Rachel Platten, and American rock band The Alternate Routes. The benefit will take place on the Intrepid Museum’s Pier 86. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and performances will begin at 7 p.m.
Comedian Amy Schumer will perform a 30 minute stand-up routine, with Queen Latifah performing for an hour. Additional musical acts will each perform 30-45 minute sets. Additional special guests are expected to make appearances throughout the night. The event is produced by Dark Night Ventures.
Craig Carton, of WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” morning show will host the event. “What better way to celebrate the birth of our country than with a benefit concert for two very worthy organizations that honor and support our service members each and every day,” said Carton.
Tickets for the event will range from $150 to $1,000 and can be purchased immediately at https://quick.crowdtorch.com/102061
About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.
The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.
About the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a national leader in supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, has provided over $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. In 2010 the Fund opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) to support the research, diagnosis, and treatment of military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions. In 2013 the Fund launched a new $100 million campaign to build nine “Intrepid Spirit” centers at major military bases around the country. These centers will serve as satellites to the central NICoE facility and extend that care to more service members and veterans suffering TBI, PH conditions and related afflictions. Three Intrepid Spirit centers are already open and two more are under construction.