In communities across the country, support for veterans remains a cornerstone of civic pride and gratitude. Various organizations and events rally behind those who have served, offering tangible support through fundraisers and gatherings. Among these efforts, concerts and other community-driven initiatives stand out as vital occasions that not only entertain but also raise crucial funds for veteran support services. These events serve as poignant reminders of the sacrifices made by veterans and provide avenues for communities to express their appreciation and solidarity. 

The Mission Statement for Benefit the Vets: To bring awareness, recognition, and support to our local honorably discharged Veterans, and active-duty warriors for the sacrifices they have made for all Americans.

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Founded in 2018 by the Frasher family of Worthington, Iowa, Benefit The Vets stands as a testament to their long-standing commitment to supporting local veterans. This 100% volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit organization hosts annual fundraising events, including a highly anticipated silent auction and concert, all dedicated to honoring and assisting veterans and their families. Throughout its journey, Benefit The Vets has featured notable artists such as The Bellamy Brothers, John Conlee, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Byrd, and Sawyer Brown, expanding its reach and impact across Eastern Iowa. 

The concert this year is on August 10th, 2024, featuring Sammy Kershaw, Confederate Railroad, and Silverada (formerly Mike and The Moonpies).  Tickets are available now at

Worthington Veterans Memorial Park  300 Park Drive  Worthington, Iowa 52078

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OUTDOOR SHOW - Rain or Shine - All sales are final - No refunds.  Personal chairs are allowed.  Chairs are NOT allowed within 50 feet of the stage.  Absolutely NO outside beverages, food, or coolers allowed.  Several food trucks, vendors, and bars will be available for purchase.

All proceeds go to support local Veterans and Veteran Associations. This year some of the proceeds will benefit Camp Courageous to allow them to continue their Veteran related initiatives

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