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Chris Janson to Headline Military Appreciation Night at the Fraze Pavilion

KETTERING ─ Country star Chris Janson will headline the fourth Military Appreciation Night at the Fraze Pavilion June 20, 2019, to honor our local Airmen with an incredible night of music and celebration. 

“The Dayton Region is known for its support of our local service men and women, and Military Appreciation Night is one more way for us to thank them for their commitment and sacrifice,” said Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. 

For the last three years, thousands of local Airmen filled the Fraze Pavilion for Military Appreciation Night at the Fraze, an exciting concert in celebration of their service to our country. This year, our community will once again come together to honor our military with another amazing concert. 

"The City of Kettering is honored to join forces with our regional partners again this year and open our treasured venue to celebrate the men and women who serve our country,” said Kettering Mayor Don Patterson.  “We are proud to host Military Appreciation Night at the Fraze recognizing our hometown heroes."

The concert is made possible through the generous support of sponsors that include Montgomery County, CareSource, Kettering Health Network, Premier Health, the Dayton International Airport, the Dayton Development Coalition, The Big Hoopla, Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada, JJR Solutions, Synchrony Financial and Heidelberg Distributing Co.

“The Hometown Heroes™ concert provides a wonderful opportunity for Montgomery County and the Dayton Region to show our gratitude to the men and women who serve our nation here and abroad,” said Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman.  “Many of these men and women are our friends and neighbors at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Each and every one of us is grateful for their service.”

Up to 3,000 tickets will be donated to Airmen and their families as well as other Wright-Patt military personnel through the base. Tickets will also be donated to personnel at the Springfield Air National Guard Base and local veterans. The concert will feature a military vocalist singing the National Anthem.

 As volunteer Chairman of The Big Hoopla™, Terry Slaybaugh, Director of Aviation at the Dayton International Airport, states “We believe the Dayton region’s commitment to supporting local military, their families and veterans is evidenced in this special evening dedicated to these selfless members of our community. Hence why they are our very own Hometown Heroes.” 

"This is yet another example of the great support the base receives from across the Miami Valley," said Col. Tom Sherman, 88th Air Base Wing commander and Installation Commander. "We are looking forward to a fantastic evening for our Airmen and their families to enjoy."

Janson is a platinum-selling, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, and the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry. Janson’s new song, “Good Vibes,” is the debut single from his forthcoming third studio album. His sophomore album, Everybody, produced his second No. 1 hit single, “Fix A Drink,” the chart-topping follow-up to his No. 1 debut smash “Buy Me A Boat.” His CMA-nominated song, “Drunk Girl,” won MusicRow “Song of the Year” and has been called “the most important song to come out of Nashville in years.” Janson is the only artist in 2018 who opened the CMA Awards and closed out the ACM Awards, with what Rolling Stone called a “must-see performance.” Janson continues to sell-out shows on his headlining “Waitin’ on 5 Tour,” and has been announced as direct support for Chris Young’s “Raised on Country Tour.”

Learn more about Janson and listen to his music on his website,

A limited number of general admission tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. June 10 at Fraze FanFare in Town & Country Shopping Center or For additional concert information, visit

For more information, contact Shannon Joyce Neal at or 937-231-5436.

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