AT&T Joins “America Salutes You” Concert Honoring Military, Veterans and Their Families November 12, Rosemont Theater in Chicago

AT&T Joins “America Salutes You” Concert Honoring Military, Veterans and Their Families November 12, Rosemont Theater in Chicago

Cyndi Lauper, Gavin Degraw, Wanda Jackson, Hoodie Allen, Cece Winans, Ricky Skaggs, Anthony Kearns, Tegan Marie, Savannah Maddison and Many Other Special Guests To Perform

Concert To Air Nationally On Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Graham Media Group Stations And Ion Television

Westwood One To Offer Concert Across Radio Stations Nationally

November 10, 2016 – AT&T*  is pleased to join “America Salutes You,” a concert honoring those who serve in the military, veterans and their families, taking place on Saturday, November 12  at 8pm CT at the Rosemont Theater outside of Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois. AT&T will power all of the concert’s text and online fundraising during the concert’s multi-platform broadcast.

America Salutes You” performers include pop legend Cyndi Lauper, multi -platinum selling singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, country music legend Wanda Jackson, rapper Hoodie Allen, Gospel Grammy winner CeCe Winans, world-renowned  tenor Anthony Kearns, bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, rising country star Tegan Marie, singer/songwriter Savannah Maddison and many others. The national anthem will be performed by Chicago’s Jim Cornelison, the tenor who sings at Chicago Blackhawks home games. Comedian Tom Dreesen will emcee the concert and celebrity presenters include actor David Eigenberg (“Chicago Fire”) and Joelle Carter (“Chicago Justice/Justified”) and more to be announced.

Tickets for “America Salutes You” are available online at  (powered by or through Ticketmaster.

AT&T is sponsoring a Text to Donate campaign. Beginning Saturday, November 12th, anyone can text FREEDOM to 80077 to donate $10 to America Salutes You Campaign, a McCormick Foundation Fund.   Message and data rates may apply. Your $10 donation will appear on your wireless bill or will be deducted from your prepaid balance.

Fundraising costs are covered by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.  This ensures 100 percent of all funds raised will be granted to non-profit organizations helping veterans, service members and their families across the country such as: Give an Hour, ThanksUSA, Easterseals Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, TAPS, Snowball Express, Illinois Joining Forces and Honor Flights.  The concert is entirely paid for by sponsorships; no donation money will be used for concert expenses.

The concert will:

  • Stream on LiveStream, and TV Worldwide and a replay special Thanksgiving weekend will be distributed to radio stations nationally by Westwood One.
  • Air nationally on Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Graham Media Group stations over Thanksgiving weekend (click for local listings);
  • And ION Television will be the network partner and will air the concert across the US.

“America Salutes You” was created by Bob Okun and will be directed by Jerry Foley.

Sponsors of the concert include Walgreens,, ID Private Equity and The Tribune Media Charitable Foundation.  Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park and Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel are the official lodging partners.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, with all funds supporting the concert production. For further information, contact Seth Grossbard at Civic Entertainment.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

Donation information:


By mail:
Checks payable to: America Salutes You Campaign

Mail to:
America Salutes You Campaign
23912 Network Place
Chicago, IL 60673-1239

Media contacts:
Civic Entertainment:
Hayley Strichman

Tribune Broadcasting:
Jessica Bellucci

McCormick Foundation:
Abby Pfeiffer

Amanda Belcher

Samantha J. Lasky
AT&T Corporate Social Responsibility
202.457.2076 – office