Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band are coming to Fort Stewart for a free concert that is open to the public.
The concert, presented by the USO in partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation, will begin at 5 p.m. April 6 at Donovan Field.
Visitors should enter Fort Stewart at the Main Gate on Gen. Screven Way. Drivers must present a valid driver’s license, and passengers must have photo identification.
Concert-goers should bring their own seating, if desired. Pets, smoking, grills, coolers, glass bottles and weapons are prohibited. Vendors will be on-site.
Sinise, an actor, film director and musician, is a longtime supporter of the men and women who serve America in the military and as first responders.
“Lieutenant Dan” is the character Sinise portrayed in the 1994 film “Forrest Gump,” a role for which he earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.
As Sinise visited troops around the world, he soon saw that many who didn’t know him as Gary Sinise, the actor, recognized him as “Lt. Dan” — and that those in the military also seem to identify strongly with the character. And so, he said, the name for his group was an easy choice: “Lt. Dan Band.”
In 2011, Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band became a program of the non-profit Gary Sinise Foundation. Its mission is to serve military members, veterans and first responders by entertaining, boosting morale and raising funds.