John Fogerty using his Woodstock 50 fee to pay for a house for a in-need veteran in Las Vegas
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on October 28, 2019
This November 11, Veterans Day, will be an eventful day for John Fogerty. In addition to the ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman’s new concert film, 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks, being screened in theaters across the U.S., Fogerty will participate in a special groundbreaking ceremony for a house he’s helping to fund for a fortunate veteran in Las Vegas.
The house will be located at Veterans Village, a complex for in-need veterans and their families, founded by philanthropist Dr. Arnold Stalk.
Fogerty is donating the fee he received for the canceled Woodstock 50 festival to pay for the house, one of a series of Veterans Village residences made out of repurposed ocean shipping containers. It will be christened the “Proud Mary John Fogerty Container Home.”
John tells ABC Audio that he recalls during an interview after Woodstock 50 was officially canceled, “I said…’I’m not used to getting paid for doing nothing…I think I’ll do something for veterans, ’cause that’s important to me.'”
He adds, “I get to do some good work with the [Woodstock 50] money, and hopefully help find other angels, other sponsors, who…would love to help us do the same thing.”
Following the dedication ceremony, a private screening of the 50 Year Trip film will be held, preceded by an acoustic performance by John and his son Shane, who plays guitar in his touring band.
The Veteran’s Day events take place on an off day during Fogerty’s next series of Vegas residency shows at the Wynn resort’s Encore Theater, which runs from November 6 through November 16.
As previously reported, the 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks film was recorded live at a June 2019 concert in Morrison, Colorado. A companion live album will be released on November 8.
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