First Annual James River Jam Salutes the Military on Veterans Day
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The first annual James River Jam will be held Friday, November 11, 2011, at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre in Williamsburg, Virginia. The charity jam session is presented by Tempus Jets and Busch Gardens, and will benefit An Achievable Dream Academy, Folds of Honor Foundation and Eastern Congo Initiative, organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for children and young adults.
Event organizers chose the Veterans Day holiday in honor of the local military personnel living and working in the region. A portion of the concert tickets will be given to local military bases for complimentary admission to the James River Jam.
The following artists will appear at the James River Jam on November 11:
- Joe Don Rooney, Rascal Flatts’ lead guitarist
- Don Felder, former Eagles guitarist
- John Oates, singer/songwriter and co-founder of Hall & Oates
- JD Souther, legendary singer/songwriter
- Micky Dolenz, lead singer of The Monkees
- Jerry Eubanks, former member of the Marshall Tucker Band
- Sam Bush, musician, vocalist and Father of Newgrass
- Joe Horowitz, musician and Canadian professional golfer
- Special video appearance from actor and Eastern Congo Initiative founder Ben Affleck
About the charities:
An Achievable Dream Academy, located in Newport News, Virginia, provides at-risk, K-12 students a quality education in a nurturing environment. These students, at risk of failure due to socioeconomic factors, thrive under a curriculum that challenges them and raises the level of expectations they have for themselves and others.
Folds of Honor Foundation, headquartered in Owasso, Oklahoma, wants to rally our nation to ensure that no family gets left behind in the fight to preserve American freedom. The foundation provides scholarships and other assistance to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service to our country.
Eastern Congo Initiative, founded by Ben Affleck, is the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making initiative focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. ECI provides grants and assistance to local, community-based organizations dedicated to economic and social development, including the education of former child soldiers and rape victims.
About Tempus Jets:
Tempus Jets, Inc., a member of the Orion Air Group family of companies, provides a comprehensive range of aviation services for individuals, corporations and government clients. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, Tempus Jets’ service capabilities include FAA Part 135 charter operations; charter brokerage; aircraft sales, leasing and management; international trip support and handling services; fuel; carbon emissions management; FAA Part 145 maintenance repair facilities; and aviation insurance. At Tempus Jets, we have assembled an international team of experts to facilitate seamless private aircraft experiences across the globe.
For more information on Tempus Jets, Inc., please call 1.877.6.TEMPUS (683-6787) or visit http://www.tempusjets.com.
About Busch Gardens:
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires people to celebrate, connect and care for the natural world through the power of entertainment. The company owns and operates 10 parks across the United States, as well as the newly formed SeaWorld Pictures division. The parks play host to 23 million guests a year and provide lasting memories through up-close animal encounters, world-class shows and rides, and high-quality themed attractions. Locations include SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio; Busch Gardens parks in Tampa, Fla., and Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove and Aquatica in Orlando; Sesame Place near Philadelphia, Pa.; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.
A global leader in animal care and conservation, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment cares for more than 60,000 animals including 200 endangered or threatened species. This commitment extends to animals around the world: The company has contributed more than $50 million to conservation, wildlife rescue and environmental stewardship initiatives and operates one of the world’s most respected animal rescue and rehabilitation programs. SeaWorld has rescued more than 18,000 orphaned, injured or ill animals over four decades.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs 20,000 people nationwide and is a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX).
Contacts: Busch Gardens Amanda Johnson Communications Department Tempus Jets/Orion Air Group BGWPR@buschgardens.com firstname.lastname@example.org 757-875-7779
SOURCE Tempus Jets, Inc.