June 7, 2014
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Freedom’s Call 2014, a free family orientated celebration, will have something for everyone on Friday, June 27.
Designed to be a fun outdoor event for people of all ages, Freedom’s Call will feature live music from St. Andrews Pipes & Drums, The Kate Hastings Band, This Side Up and the popular Air Force Band of Flight. There will be a Kids Zone with various activities and local vendors will be selling food and drink.
Gates will open at 4 p.m. with events beginning at 5 p.m. and concluding with fireworks under the night sky at 10 p.m. Freedom’s Call can be accessed through the National Museum of the United States Air Force main entrance on Springfield Pike (Gate 28B), the Armory gate on Harshman Road and the gate at the intersection of Airway and Spinning Roads. Gate 22B will be open only for visitors with base identification.
Ohio is where the Kate Hastings Band got it’s start. The country music group will help highlight the first Freedom’s Call with what will be a memorable performance. This Side Up is a six-member band based in Ohio that blends a unique mix of genres that guarantees to get audiences of all ages singing along. The Air Force Band of Flight has long been a staple that pleases guests year after year.
The event is open to the general public. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a camera.
For security reasons, coolers, backpacks, skateboards, in-line skates and glass bottles, knives and weapons of any kind, to include pepper spray, are not permitted. Pets are not permitted on the event grounds. Strollers, infant diaper bags, cameras and their cases, small purses and pocketbooks are permitted, but subject to inspection.
RTA buses ease traffic congestion
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority and Wright State University have partnered with WPAFB to provide transportation to and from Freedom’s Call 2014.
Interested spectators may park at the Nutter Center in Lot #20. RTA buses will run every 10 to 15 minutes from 4 to 11 p.m. Riders may bring lawn chairs and blankets on the buses. RTA provides handicap-accessible buses.
Motorcyclists are encouraged to use the hard-surface parking at the Nutter Center and ride the RTA shuttle to the event.
Recorded event information is available by calling 937-255-7207.