Country music concert coming to Ocala to benefit ‘recalibrated’ veterans

Funds from the event will go toward Travis Mills Foundation

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OCALA, Fla. – An upcoming country music concert is headed to Ocala with the aim of benefitting “recalibrated” military veterans, according to a release.

The concert, dubbed “Never Give Up On Country,” is scheduled for December at the World Equestrian Center, the release says. The performance will include artists like Kidd G, Colt Ford and Jimmie Allen.

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Funds from the performance will go toward the Travis Mills Foundation, which supports recovered — or “recalibrated,” as the group prefers to say — military veterans with programs and activities to provide “well-deserved rest and relaxation.”

According to the group’s website, retired Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills became one of only five surviving quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan after a bomb blew off portions of his limbs.

Since his recovery, he founded the Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Retreat, which offers veterans injured during active duty the opportunity to engage in activities like archery, kayaking, fishing, hiking, cycling, ropes courses and more.

A block party will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, and the concert will run from 7 - 11 p.m.

For more information on the Travis Mills Foundation, visit the group’s website here. To learn more about the concert or to purchase tickets, click here.

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