The City of Palmdale presents a free concert by the 562nd Air Force Band at the Palmdale Amphitheater, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., on Saturday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. to kick off City’s summer concert series. 

Admission and parking are free, but reservations are required for entry and can be made at www.PalmdaleAmphitheater.com on a first come, first served basis. Limit eight reservations per order.

The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast traces its history to Oct. 1941, with the formation of the 62nd Army Air Force Band in Augusta, Ga. The band is composed of citizen-airmen whose civilian occupations range from professional musicians and music educators to computer programmers, accountants, engineers, and law enforcement officers.

As part of the festivities, representatives from the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) will be on hand to present the city with an award, as the Antelope Valley was selected as one of five Great American Defense Communities for 2022.

The community was chosen in conjunction with The United Services Automobile Association (USAA), the program’s official sponsor at the Defense Communities National Summit earlier this year.

The 2022 class also includes West Valley Partners, Ariz., Tullahoma, Tenn., Northern Virginia, and Florida’s Space Coast. The City of Palmdale applied for the award on behalf of the region which is home to Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Plant 42, and several defense related companies.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Patriotic attire is encouraged. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome for this performance. Snack vendors will be on-site. All bags and coolers will be inspected at the gate. Alcohol and pets are not allowed.

For more information, call (661) 267-5611 or visit www.PalmdaleAmphitheater.com.

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