MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --
Fans of all musical tastes came together to watch two local bands perform at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point station theater for the Marine Corps Community Services Military Appreciation Concert March 24.
More than 350 music fans attended the Saturday night show, headlined by Charity Case, opened by Fifty Watt Freight Train.
“This is the only way we can give back to these amazing men and women who have sacrificed some of their freedoms to defend mine,” said Darby Adkins, the lead vocalist for Fifty Watt Freight Train. “When Charity Case asked us to open up for them here, it was a no brainer. We began practicing immediately to be prepared to entertain these Marines and Sailors because they deserve a night to relax.”
The night’s music featured special twists on tunes from all genres spanning decades of popular music.
Charity Case’s lead singer, Ace, of the Charlotte, N.C., based Ace and T.J. radio show, said the concert is a small way to show service members their thanks.
“I can’t go out and give them money, I can’t buy them cars,” he said. “But I can give them a few hours of carefree fun.”
Lance Cpl. Coty E. Yancey, a solder technician at the air station, volunteered to help prepare the theater for the bands and got the chance to spend the day interacting with them.
“These guys are great and I had so much fun listening to them play,” he said. “It helped raise the morale of the Marines who attended.”