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There will also be a free carnival, 50-gun salute, miniature stock car racing, fishing pond, climbing wall, inflatables and many more FREE activities for the whole Family, excluding arts and crafts, carnival games and food and beverages. Capping off the events’ activities will be a dazzling, 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to the tunes of patriotic music.
Prohibited items: explosive weapons, firearms, knives, clubs, brass knuckles, glass containers (except baby bottles), pets, alcohol and fireworks.
Permitted items: strollers, small coolers (for baby formula), camelbacks (will be searched), umbrellas, blankets, lawn chairs and small wagons
Tentative Timeline – Shuttle Services
- 1 pm • Freedom Fest Opens
- 1 – 7 pm • Kids Fish Pond
- 1 – 9 pm • Micro-Stock Car Racing, Mechanical Bull and Inflatables
- 1 – 10 pm • Food Concessions, Static Displays, Arts & Craft Tent,
Free Carnival Rides & Activities
- 3 – 11:45 pm • Off-post Shuttle Service
- 3 – 3:45 pm • Reserve Generation
- 3:50 – 4:35 pm • HEB Cart Race
- 4 – 10 pm • Alcohol Sales
- 4:40 – 5:35 pm • Mike Sanchez
- 5:40 – 6:10 pm • Working Dog Demonstration
- 6:15 – 7 pm • Freedom Fest Official Ceremony
- 7:05 – 7:15 pm • Joseph Washington Performs
- 7:40 – 8:55 pm • Air Force Reserve presents Tour For The Troops – Kelly Clarkson
- 9:25 – 9:55 pm • Fireworks
- 10 pm • Freedom Fest Concludes
Kelly Clarkson Bio
As is well known by now, Clarkson first appeared on the public’s radar in 2002 during the first season of American Idol. “When I auditioned, my apartment in Los Angeles had recently burned down and I had a box of photographs to my name,” Clarkson says. “I figured I’d get to sing and make some money to pay the bills. Nobody thought that show was going to be what it is now.” Of course Clarkson won and went on to become an international pop icon, selling over 20 million albums worldwide (including 10 million in the U.S.) and notching seven singles on the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She has released four studio albums, 2003’s double-platinum No. 1 Thankful, 2004’s 6x-platinum Breakaway (which sold over 12 million copies worldwide, spawned five Top 10 hits, and stayed on the charts for two years), 2007’s platinum-selling My December, and 2009’s All I Ever Wanted, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and produced the smash singles “My Life Would Suck Without You” and “Already Gone.” Clarkson has also received two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards, and 11 Billboard Music Awards.
With all those accolades, it’s tempting to wonder why Clarkson is continually drawn to songs about overcoming challenges. “I think I gravitate toward songs with a defiant message because I always feel like I’m fighting just to be me,” she says. “That’s why I tend to write or choose songs about how just being you is okay. People associate me with break-up songs, but most of the time the song isn’t even about a guy. I never write about one particular thing. I always relate the topic to different situations in my life, whether it’s family, friends, or work. That’s what makes the songs connect on a broader level.”
In a story about “Mr. Know It All” — the first single off Kelly Clarkson’s new album Stronger — Entertainment Weekly calls the multi-platinum singer and songwriter “the samurai of shooting guys down.” Indeed Clarkson has earned herself millions of devoted fans thanks to her feisty, straight-talking lyrics. Clarkson’s hits such as “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Walk Away,” “Never Again,” and now “Mr. Know It All,” are bold empowerment anthems, which she sells to the fullest with her soulful, powerhouse voice and down-to-earth relatability.