Wellington, Florida. Music, Military and Memories come together on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 (Heroes Day) at the South Florida Fair on the Main Stage at an event called SongFest for Vets from 1-9 pm.

The idea for SongFest came about when members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9610 in Lake Park began reminiscing about the songs that really meant something to them during the most difficult times that anyone can face, overseas, away from home, and at war. This year’s event is called OPERATION: ENDURING MUSIC and will include actual veteran descriptions of common events that occur during a service person’s life, to include how we join, how we train, our families, our combat experience, and exposures, and how we return home and reintegrate into the American dream. As songs are played in honor of our Vets, speakers will provide information about various Veteran Support Organizations available in our community, from the Veterans Administration to those groups that help Veterans find jobs, support, help and housing, even service animals.

The South Florida Fair, which runs January 13 – 29, is excited to host this unique event for the 3rd time. Thursday, January 26th has been designated as “Heroes Day” by the South Florida Fair.  Active Duty, Reservists, Veterans and First Responders will receive discounted tickets that day. The South Florida Fair is providing the stage, lights, technical support for SongFest V.

The US Army Rock Band “Downrange” will headline from 7:30-9pm Other acts that will perform include Erasmith (a Aerosmith Cover Band) from 5:30-6:30pm, Shovelhed from 4:30-5:30pm, CHC – Cash, Houtrides and Catoia from 3:30-4:30pm, Daytona Dave from 2:45-3:30pm, Dave and Vicky from 2-2:45pm and the West Boca High School Arts Academy, both the Choir and Musical Theater departments from 1:30-2pm.  This event is only possible because of VFW Post #9610 and The South Florida Fair. Tents are still available for sponsors and other Veteran Support agencies. 

Spend an entertaining day honoring those who fought for our Freedom, and help us ensure the wounded, disabled and elderly Veterans have the support they need.  Your donations will definitely help!  Let’s Rock!

For questions and sponsorship information please contact Bill Millard (Colonel, United States Army – Retired) at (561) 289-8505 or via email at