The Delmarva Chicken Festival has announced the addition of a concert by The Volunteers, an ensemble of the U.S. Army Field Band, to its entertainment lineup Friday, June 21. The group will appear on the main festival stage in Byrd Park, Snow Hill, Md. at 2 p.m.
Since the group's inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait and Iraq.
The soldier-musicians of The Volunteers tailor their concerts to their audiences, as comfortable in veterans' homes, hospitals and student events as they are rocking out huge arenas for screaming fans. Recent performances at Summerfest, Country USA and the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway electrified those in attendance, while their annual support of the Army All-American Marching Band gives them the opportunity to work with high school musicians.
The Volunteers join other musical groups performing at the two-day Delmarva Chicken Festival, June 21-22 in Snow Hill and a full slate of family activities including a carnival, arts and crafts, commercial exhibits, children's games and plenty of delicious chicken.
The festival is sponsored annually by Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. and is hosted in 2013 by The Town of Snow Hill, the Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce, and the Snow Hill Chicken Festival Committee.