The Memorial Weekend show will kick off Saturday, May 29 at the Scottish Rite Event Center in Long Beach, California. ASN is so honored and excited to be a beneficiary of such an amazing day of music, fun and of course motorcycles.
Six Gun Sal is an LA-based Southern Rock hard-edged rock band that will rival the epic bands we have all grown up listening to our whole lives. Formed in 2015 the band has played hundreds of shows thru-out California touring the West Coast, Nevada and Utah and Washington State and recorded two full-length albums. Six Gun Sal is what Guns and Roses, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynryd would of had if these three bands had a baby. The band has several world-class videos on youtube ( Remember My Name, The Life and Red Blooded American )
The best way to describe Six Gun Sal is they are the next Iconic Biker style kick-ass rock band and with the talent to write epic anthem songs and ballads. with many other influences combined with pure raw live shows that blow your doors off. The band has reached that time where the volcano is ready to blow. The band is doing a U.S. tour in 2021 with the release of a new album working with famed producer Timothy Eaton (Greg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many others) The band is taking on the planet ….are you ready? You better be!!!!
In 2014, 89 Industries and Freedom Fest LLC was founded on the belief that “Freedom is Not Free”, Our founder Dean Gary sought out to make a difference and discovered founder of the American Soldier Network Annie Nelson.
Dean and Annie wanted to make a difference for the #NOTONEMORE PTSD Soldier Suicide Prevention Campaign bringing help and awareness to our American Soldiers and their families.
89 Industries and Freedom Fest LLC is a fundraising activity that supports U.S Military and Veteran non-profit organizations. Our mission is to to help our veterans be victorious and end veteran/ military suicide. Proceeds go to American Soldier Network, and other military charities.
The Show Goes on Rain or Shine! No alcohol brought in from outside. Limit One Lawn Chair Per Person.
February 6 & 7: Our annual hosting our Heroes to the Grammy’s Rehearsals always a memorable time for our combat wounded and Active Duty Heroes.
February 11: Hearts 4 Heroes this year were delivered to our US Navy SEAL Teams
February 12: we hosted Valentine Date Night for our Combat Wounded Ill & Injured and their spouses providing comedy night, dinner and desert!
MARCH 11-14: we supported & cheered at the Warrior Trials at Camp Pendleton
MAY: We had a fund raiser at the Irvine Improv with the Veterans of Comedy and TV’s David Koechner
JULY: A Gold Star Family Reunion Day – with a picnic, pony rides, visit to the zoo, games and train ride! “Freedom Fest Concert & Motorcycle Run” in Castle Rock CO over 350 Bikers rode with Paul Teutle Sr of Orange County Choppers, SOA cast members Rusty Coones, Emilio Rivera, MO McCrea through the amazing Colorado roads to the beautiful town of Castlerock to a great day of music, fun and food. Performing were, Great White, Patten and Goff, Ryan White, Mini KIIS, Kip Winger and headliner Lou Gramm the voice of Foreigner!!!
OCTOBER: canned food drive with Montevideo Elementary School PTA, American Soldier Network delivering over 1300 canned foods to our Homeless Veterans
NOVEMBER: 3rd Annual Show your Soul Donate your Soles used shoe drive and Veterans Day party at the USS IOWA Battleship! A Red Carpet Day with celebrities, war fighters of all eras, civilians and thousands and thousands of SHOES!
DECEMBER: American Soldier Network’s 9th Annual Christmas SWAG Bags for our Combat Wounded Ill & Injured – we again delivered over 500 SWAG bags to our combat wounded ill and injured service members for the holidays. Always a highlight of our year! Unfortunately we in our circle lost 18 to suicide this year! That has turned our focus moving forward into 2016 on the development of our #HealingHappens campaign to raise awareness & help for the Veteran/Military Suicide epidemic in our country. Since 1999 we have lost over 200,000 veterans & active duty military to suicide, this must stop! WE NEED YOU to Help us spread the word. Check out www.crowdrise.com/healinghappens
“It was an exciting time for EIC this year to be able to celebrate our nation’s veterans. Seeing veterans from WWII to present day participate in our 16th Annual Prism Awards show was truly an honor. We’re thrilled with how things went and are very grateful for the collaboration with American Soldier Network to help make it happen. Thank you and thanks to the American Soldier Network volunteers who helped to host our heroes that evening.” Brian Dyak President & CEO Entertainment Industries Council
The PRISM Awards, which is produced by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) in collaboration with FX , honors the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction, as well as mental health issues in movies, television, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Parenthood, Glee, Castle, Southland, Shameless and the feature films Warrior and Take Shelter are among the television shows and films honored at the 16th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony. This years show theme was a celebration of our nations veterans. Full of tributes starting with a Army color guard, a banner jump by the Golden Knights, a “Roll Call” moment with veterans from WWII to present day, all who have now followed career paths after service to careers in the entertainment industry.
Actors Reporter Coverage PRISM Awards with American Soldier Network’s celebrity advisory board member Tim Abell and celebs William H Macy, Craig T Nelson, etc at https://bit.ly/PRISMawards2012
On Saturday February 11.2012 the day began with excitement and a buzz among four wounded warriors they were off with our founder Annie Nelson to the 54th Grammy Awards rehearsals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Little did the group know that a day that started out to be a once in a lifetime experiecne for our heroes would become a day the world would remeber forever with the tragic loss of one of Music’s leading ladies Whitney Houston. It was sureal being in the house that Whitney helped to build when the news came in that she had just died.
Here we were with America’s finest who had survived severe life changing injuries and months of painstaking therapy to now be among music royalty! The entertainment industry embraced our veterans with open arms, the celebrities were so loving, attentive and gracious to our heroes. Instead of interacting with doctors, counselors and their command, our warriors exhaled for a day listening to the biggest names in the recording industry rehearse their numbers for the big show including meeting many of them, sharing hugs, handshakes, photos and chats. It was as our warriors said an “EPIC” day! One of our warriors said after seeing Sir Paul McCartney “I didn’t die in Afghanistan, but I can die now, I just watched Paul McCartney, a Beatle perform LIVE, life is complete.”
Often our veterans return from the war to battles here at home. Many find themselves retreating to their homes not socializing much at all. To not only get out for an entire day but to be mingling with celebrities from music, television, film and sports was over the top! Journaist Michael Ragogna of the Huffington Post interviewed the group followed but a powerful on camera interview with film director/producer James Keach. “I am always in awe of our veterans. When a day like today comes together as magically as today did, I know this journey I am on making sure our work at American Soldier Network continues is a journey being powered by God and I am so blessed to be the vehicle.” -Annie Nelson
“Annie!!!! Thank you so much for knowing my passion with photography and video production and how I use it as a therapeutic release, and giving me the Experience of a lifetime that taught me so much about the career and direction I want to go with passion. You put me in contact with some of the industries top people!!!! What a great day and great company! Now to see the grammys come to life!!!!!” Sgt. Gonzalez
Michael Ragogna interviews the group LIVE from the Grammy Rehearsals Enjoy!
A special thank you to the following:
Our Warriors for their service and sacrifices! We are forever grateful!
Dave Weiderman Guitar Center Hollywood, Lisa Roy, Robert W. Clyne & Douglas Mountain of Pro Audio Media Consultants
Pauley Perrette, Jane Seymour, James Keach, Chris Brown, Ryan Seacrest, Bad Mouse, James Keach, Adele, Ken Enrlich, Sway Calloway
This spring we were able to produce our first Public Service Announcement. “Freedom Isn’t Free” was a collaboration of talent. What a great accomplishment from our celebrity advisory board members and other supporters of our efforts. We need to publicly thank all who helped to make this possible.
Director Scott Lautanen, Actor Joe Mantegna, Actor Nick Searcy, Actor Jack Scalia, Actor Scott Elrod, Host/LA Lakers scout Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Make-up Artist Benjamin Robin, the students and staff of the Los Angeles Film School, the services of Aegis RapidText, Actor & Writer Mik Scriba and our founder Annie Nelson.