14 July Events With Free Tickets For Vets, Service Members, And Their Families

Three riders race against each other in the second race during the Motocross Jam Fest at 13th and Dunham aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., March 11, 2017.
U.S. Marine Corps photo

Kicking off the DoD Warrior Games with Blake and Kelly. Swashbuckling with pirates. Singing Let It Go with Idina Menzel. Enjoying a beer and a hot dog at baseball games across the country. These are just a few of the hundreds of events that the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, Vet Tix, can send you to in July.

Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided veterans, service members, caregivers and family members of those killed in action with more than three million free tickets to major sports games, concerts, and a diverse mix of other ticketed events.

Below are 14 of the hundreds of events currently available at VetTix.org.  

Arts & Entertainment

July 1: Chicago, Illinois: Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, 2017 DoD Warrior Games Opening Concert

July 8: Queens, New York: New York Hall of Science

July 8: Dallas, Texas: Kiss & Destroyer

July 9: Hillsboro, Texas: Texas Pirate Festival

July 12: Rogers, Arkansas: Third Eye Blind: Summer Gods Tour W/ Special Guests Silversun Pickups

July 12: Atlantic City, New Jersey: P!nk – 2017 Atlantic City Beachfest Concert

July 14: Albuquerque, New Mexico: Brad Paisley With Special Guest Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell

July 20-23: Centre Hall, Pennsylvania: Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival

July 28: Woodlands, Texas: Nickelback - Feed the Machine Tour With Special Guest Daughtry and Shaman's Harvest

July 30: Grand Prairie, Texas: Idina Menzel at the Verizon Theatre

Vans Warped Tour

July 2: West Palm Beach, Florida

July 13: Darien Center, New York

July 15: Holmdel, New Jersey

July 22: Tinley Park, Illinois

July 30: Houston, Texas


2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

  • July 1: Buchanan, Michigan
  • July 8: Southwick, Massachusetts
  • July 22: Millville, Minnesota

July 19: Harrison, New Jersey: New York Red Bulls vs. San Jose Earthquakes - MLS

July 21: Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals - MLB

July 23: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - MLB - Armed Forces Appreciation Day!

To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, which are free except for a very small delivery fee, visit VetTix.org to create a free account. Once you’ve created an account and verified your military service, you can review hundreds of upcoming events across the country.


Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar (U.S. Army photo)

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Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony Dedolph and U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Mario Madero-Rodriguez have been charged with felony murder and other offenses, a Navy Region Mid-Atlantic news release said. If convicted, the maximum penalty for murder also includes reduction in rank to E-1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a punitive discharge.

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The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab is working on a prototype of its tracked Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) with a remote-controlled .50 caliber machine gun turret and a specialized launcher for kamikaze drones to accompany Marines in urban environments, Military.com reports.

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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, right, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe, left, walk at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (Associated Press//Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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