U.S. Air Force Band Starlifter to perform at Oswego’s new Venue 1012

Following a rained out show this past spring, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Starlifter is back to present a free concert Friday, Sept. 24, at Venue 1012 in Oswego.

The seven-piece popular music group features guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocalists, and is sure to impress audiences of all ages, a news release stated.

Starlifter celebrates America’s love for rock, country and popular music. A versatile ensemble, Starlifter tells the Air Force story by performing for military functions, community concerts, school assemblies and outdoor festivals at home and abroad.

Originally scheduled to play as a part of this past spring’s week-long Oswego Honors Veterans lineup, the show is back and now on stage at the new Venue 1012 to honor our veterans with a night of great music.

“We are so excited to be able to welcome back Starlifter,” Village President Troy Parlier said. “I want to invite everyone in our community to come out to this opportunity to honor our veterans and have a great time. This concert will reach across all genres of music.”

Starlifter is a component of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, the musical ambassador of the Air Mobility Command. Formerly known as the Air Force Band of Mid-America, the Military Airlift Command Band, and the AMC Band of Mid-America, the United States Air Force band of Mid-America was established in 1942 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. In 1960, the band began working from its present home at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, as the principal representative of the Military Air Transport Service and the Military Airlift Command, both predecessors of Air Mobility Command.

Starlifter performs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Venue 1012, 1012 Station Drive, Oswego. Admission is free and open to the public, and this is a family-friendly, all-ages event. Patrons are invited to bring lawn chairs, food and nonalcoholic beverages.

For information, contact Community Engagement coordinator Julie Hoffman at 630-551-2344 or jhoffman@oswegoil.org.