Tim McGraw and Faith Hill touring America. Shaolin warriors in New Jersey. Baseball in Detroit. And a comic book convention in Daytona Beach. These are just a few of the hundreds of events across the country that the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, Vet Tix, has tickets available for right now.
Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided veterans, service members, caregivers and family members of those killed in action with more than 2.7 million free tickets tomajor sports games, concerts, and a diverse mix of other ticketed events.
Below are 15 of the hundreds of events currently available at VetTix.org.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul World Tour
April 20 North Charleston, South Carolina
April 21 Birmingham, Alabama
April 27 St. Louis, Missouri
April 29 Indianapolis, Indiana
April 5 New Brunswick, New Jersey: Shaolin Warriors
April 8 Boise, Idaho: WOW 104.3 Country Spring Fling
April 8 Springfield, Missouri: Comedy’s Best Kept Secret Tour
April 9 Detroit, Michigan:Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox - MLB
April 17 Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - MLB
April 21 Salt Lake City, Utah: The Spy Who Loved Me – Presented by the Utah Symphony, Arts in Service to the Military
April 23 Daytona Beach, Florida: Daytona Beach Comic Book Convention
April 21-23 Albuquerque, New Mexico: 2017 New Mexico International Auto Show
April 28 Brooklyn, New York: AITAF Spring Performance – Presented by Arts in the Armed Forces
April 29 Denver, Colorado: Young Guns – Presented by Sparta Combat League Boxing
How do you get these tickets, which are free except for a very small delivery fee?
To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, 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.
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