FORT DRUM, NY (WWTI) – Organizers of Mountainfest 2021 have announced this year’s entertainment.
National recording artist Randy Houser comes to Fort Drum to perform at FMWR’s Tribute to the Troops concert at Mountainfest. This concert will be held on September 1 in honor of the 10th Mountain Division.
This was announced by AmeriCU Finance Center Director Tina Lanier and AmeriCU Experience Director Alissa Sykes Tulloch on August 6. This is the ninth year that AmeriCU Credit Union has sponsored the concert.
“Randy is a huge supporter of our military and when he found out he was playing Mountainfest he was thrilled,” Lanier said in a press release. “We are thrilled to have him headline our concert this year.”
Randy Houser is known for his top five smahs and “Like A Cowboy,” nominated for CMA Song of the Year, and had three consecutive hits with his album “How Country Feels.” Additionally, her fourth studio album, “Magnolia”, also received critical acclaim.
10th Mountain Division and Commander Fort Drum Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Jr. attended the announcement Friday, which took place at Fort Drum’s Memorial Park. He thanked all the sponsors for working to organize Mountainfest this year.
“We are so excited about this event,” Brig. said General Beagle. “And the reason for that is that this is the time when we can open our doors to our community and have all of our families and friends there and enjoy a special day among all of us.”
Previous Fort Drum Mountainfest performers include national country artists Jake Owens, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagler, Glorian and Kip Moore.
Mountainfest also has fun, family-friendly activities starting at 1 p.m. A tribute to the nation will also begin at 4 p.m., with the Randy Houser concert starting at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks. All events are free and open to the public.
Attendees are also advised of prohibited items at Mountainfest. This includes marijuana, alcohol. coolers, boxes or wrappers, backpacks or bags, weapons, glass bottles and pets, other than service animals.
Public access for Mountainfest will be permitted through the Lewis Avenue gate from Route 26. The gate will open for the event at noon on September 1. Vehicles will be randomly selected from incoming traffic for further screening. All other doors will function normally for DOD ID card holders.