USO of North Carolina, USAA present Salute to Freedom Concert starring Maggie Rose

Patriotic, free to public concert to feature USO Show Troupe, Maggie Rose and celebrate those who serve

Aug. 29, 2018 - The USO of North Carolina and USAA will host a Salute to Freedom Concert starring Maggie Rose and the USO Show Troupe September 5, 2018. The concert will begin immediately after the 6:00 p.m. Marine Week Opening Ceremony at First Ward Park and is free to the public.

Performances by Maggie Rose and the USO Show Troupe will serve as an opportunity for the Charlotte community to celebrate those who wear the uniform, enjoy music and learn about how they can join the USO of North Carolina in strengthening America’s military service members.

Maggie Rose is a vocal powerhouse from Nashville, TN, whose music melds a blend of Rock, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Country. In 2018 Rose played more than 150 dates across the world and shared the stage with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Julia Michaels, and Sheryl Crow among others. Her new album “Change The Whole Thing” drops September 21, with tour and album info available at and she can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @IamMaggieRose.

The USO Show Troupe performs a broad repertoire of music including patriotic, big band, 50’s, 60’s, Motown, country and more. The USO Show Troupe travels across the country, and even the world, performing for more than 300,000 service members and their families annually.

“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be performing at the USO of North Carolina and the USAA Salute to Freedom Concert on September 5th,” said Maggie Rose. “It’s a privilege to support our service members and military families. Their commitment to our country is humbling and it’s an honor to be a part of Marine Week.” 
The Salute to Freedom concert is part of a larger USO of North Carolina effort, made possible with support from partners like USAA, to support service members and military families that will be in town for the Marine themed festivities September 5-9. Throughout the week, the USO of North Carolina mobile center will operate as it did during recent hurricane-response support to National Guard activated in North Carolina and Florida. Additionally, USO of North Carolina volunteers will operate temporary centers supporting Marines throughout uptown Charlotte. The USO of North Carolina will also share information on its critical programs and services that are changing and even saving the lives of service members and their families.

To learn more about the upcoming Salute to Freedom Concert or the USO of North Carolina visit

ABOUT THE USO OF NORTH CAROLINA The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Founded in 1941, the USO of North Carolina is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to support its programs and services. The USO of North Carolina serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S. through critical education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state, resulting in nearly 600,000 service connections each year. For more information, visit

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