Fort Stewart is hosting a free concert to celebrate the Fourth of July, featuring hitmakers 3 Doors Down, LOCASH and Jagged Edge.
The 3rd Infantry Division, which is stationed at Fort Stewart, will celebrate its centennial anniversary in conjunction with the Fourth of July events. The 3rd ID was organized in 1917 at Camp Green, N.C., and earned its designation, “Rock of the Marne,” in July 1918 at a battle at the Marne River in Chateau-Thierry during WWI.
To celebrate the formation of the Division, soldiers will run in formation at 6:30 a.m. A soldier and family picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Newman Field will include games, food, swimming and bowling, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office. The event is free and open to active duty military and families only.
In the evening, the base will open to the public for a free concert on Donovan Field, followed by fireworks. Gates 2 and 3 will be open at 4 p.m. for concertgoers. No ID will be required to get onto the base through these gates. The concert doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 10:30 p.m. Go to stewart.armymwr.com for a list of rules and regulations in regard to entering Donovan Field for the concert.
3 Doors Down soared to rock stardom in the early oughts when the single “Kryptonite” off the band’s debut album, “The Better Life,” became a radio hit in 2000. The album went platinum four times that year, becoming one of the year’s biggest selling records.
The Mississippi band found growing success two years after with their sophomore album, “Away from the Sun,” which also enjoyed multi-platinum sales. Although they’ve had a couple of cast rotations recently, the post-grunge rock band hasn’t stopped touring or recording in the last 18 years. They released their sixth studio album, “Us and the Night,” in 2016.
Singer/songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust have charted eight singles as the pop-country group LOCASH. In 2016, the duo’s single “I Know Somebody” soared to No. 1 on the country charts, earning them a nomination in the Academy of Country Music’s New Duo or Group category. Separately from LOCASH, Lucas and Brust co-wrote Keith Urban’s No. 1 hit song “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s platinum single “Truck Yeah.”
Atlanta’s Jagged Edge hit the airwaves in the late 1990s behind their hit single “The Way That You Talk,” which was produced by Jermaine Dupri, who also appeared on the single with Da Brat. They followed the hit with their 1998 debut album, “A Jagged Era,” which went gold with several hits, including “Gotta Be.” In 2001, they teamed up with Nelly for “Where the Party At,” an R&B Top 10 and pop Top 40 hit. They’ve been nominated for one Grammy Award, three American Music Awards and three BET Awards. Their ninth studio album, “The Layover,” was released in 2017.