DVIDS – News – Music Group Wester Plays Free Concert for Fort McCoy Community

Wester Band performers performed a free concert Sept. 3 for the Fort McCoy community at the Whitetail Ridge Ski Area in Fort McCoy.

The concert was an ongoing celebration of Pine View Recreation Area’s 50th anniversary. It was also a highlight event in Fort McCoy for Labor Day weekend, as Pine View Campground was once again full of campers, and the concert gave the campground’s many guests a place to enjoy. some of Nashville’s new country sounds with Wester.

Pearl Clarkin took lead vocals at the concert for Wester as her brother was unable to attend due to illness.

“She put in a great performance,” said Liz Faber, director of marketing for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) – the on-the-job organization that coordinated the launch. ‘event.

According to newmusicweekly.com, “Wester is a new sibling country music duo consisting of Pearl Clarkin and Rafe Wester. Born and raised on the Redneck Riviera in Pensacola Beach, Florida, they deliver a fun, fresh, and explosive punch to young country music audiences. Pearl brings the glitter, Rafe brings the courage and together they party wherever they go. With 40 shows played across the country and 40 new songs written in a year, they released their first single ‘Redneck Roller Coaster’ on August 13, 2021.”

DFMWR Business and Recreation Division Manager Scott Abell said it was great that Wester made the concert free for the Fort McCoy community and the public.

“We were really excited to have them here from Nashville,” Abell said. “It kind of starts a tradition of concert environment that we want to have at Whitetail in the future.”

DFMWR had staff members on hand to offer support to performers and provide refreshments for sale to spectators.

Whitetail Ridge is within walking or short driving distance of Pine View Campground and offers plenty of open space for outdoor concerts and has facilities for other activities with the cabin available, Abell said. . “Other concerts could be planned,” he said.

Learn more about Fort McCoy DFMWR programs by visiting their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mccoymwr or their website at https://mccoy.armymwr.com.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy” and on Twitter by searching for “usagmccoy”.

Also try downloading the Digital Garrison app on your smartphone and set “Fort McCoy” or another facility as your preferred base.







Date taken: 09.06.2022
Date posted: 09.06.2022 15:18
Story ID: 428699
Location: FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, USA






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William N. Fernandez