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THE AMERICAN LEGION

DEPARTMENT OF WISCONSIN

Celebration of Freedom

SEPTEMBER 4-8, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS

PORTAGE, WI
Volunteer Today!

 September 4-8  

American Vietnam Traveling Tribute Wall

The American Legion Riders will escort the Wall to the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage on September 4. This is the largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

 

 

 

 CHRIS KROEZE TICKETS NOW ON SALE HERE!

 September 6  

Chris Kroeze

Singer and Songwriter Chris Kroeze from Barron County connects with both the hearts and minds of audiences across various generations through his genuine country soul and his unique and allutring vocal delivery as he performs more than 200 shows per year.  In 2018 Kroeze placed 2nd on NBC's Emmy Award winning television show, The Voice.                          Performance:  8-9:30PM.

 September 7th  

KIPP WILDE

The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin and XYZ Entertainment Group is proud to announce that on Saturday, September 7, 2019 Nashville songwriter, keyboardist and singer Kipp Wilde with Mutual Groove from Nashville as part of the Celebration of Freedom. The outdoor concert that seats 2000 people will be held at Veterans Memorial Field (Columbia County Fairgrounds) in Portage, Wisconsin. Kipp Wilde toured with Windsor Drive on the Van’s Warped Tour and Japan.

Kipp Wilde with Mutual Groove is releasing two singles on July 19, 2019 as well as unreleased music by Kipp’s band from Wausau Windsor Drive. Kipp will be starting a tour in Chicago on September 1, 2019 to promote his two new singles, on Navigator Records.  

Special Guests will feature two local artists Bourbon House from Wausau, Wisconsin a female fronted hard rock, blues band founded by vocalist Lacey Crowe and guitarist Jason Clark and Woodie Larsen Appleton studio musician and Lead Guitarist with Nashville Pipeline.

Currently Bourbon House has a number one song, Devil on my Heels being played on multiple FM stations in the UK and Australia and on medium rotation in Ontario, Canada.

To purchase tickets, and support the many Legion programs such as Badger Boys State, Legion Baseball, Department Service Office and Camp American Legion to name a few, go to http://bit.ly/COFWILDE. Gates open at 7:00 p.m.


CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM POSTER FOR PRINT

 

 THANK YOU SPONSORS 

 

Platinum ($20,000):


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsor of the Chris Kroeze

City of Portage Tourism Committee

 

Elite ($8,000+):

Wisconsin American Legion Foundation

 

Premier ($4,000):

 

 

 

 


 

https://www.kalahariresorts.com/


https://www.cardinalcorp.com/

Gold ($1,000+):

https://wisconsinriverbank.com/


The American Legion, District 4

 

https://www.amlegionauxwi.org/

Silver ($500):


https://www.uniontech.coop/


http://pagetequipment.com/index/


https://www.humana.com/


Portage Lions Club


http://www.ampi.com/


Cook-Fuller Post 70 Oshkosh

Bronze ($250):

Star ($100):

American Legion Juneau Post 15
 

 

 

September 7th  

There are many exciting events planned for Saturday September 7th:

* Vendor Fair ~ Sign up forms coming
   soon!

* Mobile Vet Center

* Combat-to-Construction Display

* Special Programing:

~ Ho-Chunk Nation
~ American Legion Riders
~ Sons of the American Legion
~ American Legion Auxiliary
~ Badger Boys State
~ Oratorical Program

* Cornhole Tournament - Sign up here
  

* Kick Ball Tournament - Sign up here


  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

From $1,000-$20,000 we have opportunities for everyone to join in this amazing event honoring Wisconsin Veterans. Click on the opportunities below for more informaiton.

Premier/Elite/Platinum Sponsor

Gold/Silver/Bronze/Star/In Kind Sponsor

Contact Angie Chappell at (608) 745-1090 Ext. 211 or angela@wilegion.org
 


  VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES 

Vendor Application - non Food and Beverage

Food & Beverage Vendor Application


 HOTEL AND CAMPGROUND  INFORMATION 

 

 

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