Johnson County rock musician Seth Ferguson will play alongside The Vindicated at a Memorial Day weekend concert titled “Red, White and Rock,” that both celebrates the release of The Vindicated’s debut EP “Volume,” and serves as an awareness boost and fundraiser for Honor Flight KY, announced at a press conference Friday in Ashland at Callihan’s American Pub and Grill.
“I am honored to be a part of this,” Ferguson said. “We are going to blow the roof off of the center. The show will partly benefit the honor flight organization and I get to open up the show … (Kitchen) has been awesome to work with and I hope to work with him and his group The Vindicated in the future.”
According to The Vindicated’s Aaron Kitchen, the event will be held at the Boyd County Community Center and will feature Ferguson and two other performers, The Midnight Ride and Bright Nights and while some of the proceeds will go towards hosting the event, much of the money raised will benefit Honor Flight Kentucky, an organization that flies World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to Washington, D.C., for a “one-day, all expenses paid visit to the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifices.”
“(Kitchen) and everyone involved have been working very hard to put this together, and we are so happy they have included us,” Phil Pittman, an ambassador for Honor Flight KY said at the conference Friday.
The concert will be special for another reason, however, as it is a release party for The Vindicated’s debut EP, the cover of which was created by legendary heroic fantasy artist, Ken Kelly, well-known for his work on classic and vivid album covers such as KISS’s “Destroyer, Love Gun and Destroyer: Resurrected,” Rainbow’s Rising,” Ace Frehley’s “Space Invader,” Coheed and Cambria’s “...No World for Tomorrow,” and many others, according to a statement from The Vindicated.
Red, White and Rock kicks off at 7 p.m. May at the Boyd County Community Center and ticket info and pricing are available at, www.redwhiterock.eventbrite.com. Veterans with photo ID will be admitted to the show for free.
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