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Patriot Fest

Celebrate PATRIOT FEST, a groove-filled event of song and dance and laughter and play celebrating this resilient country and the people we call Americans.

The event starts 3 p.m. Saturday, September 9, in Patriot Park, located on the north side of the Youth Center. The event is free and open to all eligible users of Peterson AFB and their guests. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and be ready to enjoy a spectacular day. Click here for the flier.

The Festival Village opens at 3 p.m. offering the following:

  • local food trucks and breweries 
  • face painting,
  • a balloon artist,
  • horseback rides,
  • a kayak pool,
  • a climbing wall,
  • Xbox One gaming stations,
  • bouncy obstacle courses,
  • human Foosball,
  • foam pit,
  • Blizzard and Boo (a gentle, trained, registered Texas longhorn steer and its handler),
  • and lots more … lots more! 
  • Information tables will provide helpful tips and local resources.

The live music starts at 5 p.m. and features three dynamic groups.

Award-winning duo Thompson Square.

Thompson Square

The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in the modern day Country music landscape. They’ve topped the charts with Number 1 hits, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You,” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.”

The duo was honored as both the ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012, and secured the ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year” again in 2013. They’ve also appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, CBS This Morning.

Rock & rolls sensation 3 Doors Down.

3 Doors Down

Hailing from a small town in Mississippi, the rock trio has been a regional favorite and enabled them to draw large crowds to their live shows. Their popularity extended beyond the Deep South to internationally famous clubs like New York’s CBGB, where a showcase brought the group to the attention of Republic Records, a subsidiary of Universal.

Their first major label debut, The Better Life, became one of the biggest selling albums of 2000, going platinum four times and spawning several singles. Years and albums later, the band has evolved and so has it sound

Linkin Bridge, with Azul Experience

Linkin Bridge were the Finalist from Season 11 of America’s Got Talent.

This singing group is best known for its warm harmonies and emotional performances. These guys deliver power and conviction driven by their passion to unite the world through music and love.

They were Finalists from Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. Their vocal abilities are second to none, and have come together as one sound to  inspire the hearts of many.

Azul Experience

A powerhouse of talented musicians, all Air Force veterans and based in San Antonio, Azul Experience produces a unique acoustic mix – jazz, blues and a diverse repertoire for almost any occasion.



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