American Soldier Idol-Spread the Word!

May 26, 2009 at 11:40 pm | Posted in Fisher Houses, General Troop Support | Leave a comment
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An American Hero meets their Idol

Veteran Tickets Foundation to lead local singing contest

May 26, 2009 (PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Are you a budding country singer with just the right “twang” in your voice? Do you know every Toby Keith song and want a chance to meet him? Are you currently Active Duty or a Veteran of the U.S. Military? If you answered yes to these questions, your dreams might just come true as Veteran Tickets Foundation partners with the new Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill for VetTix “American Soldier Idol.”

Toby Keith’s I love this Bar and Grill, located at Mesa Riverview, 1065 N. Dobson Rd, Mesa AZ 85201, will open on June 3 with a special “invite only” party. Prior to the event, Veteran Tickets Foundation will be hosting a singing contest, with the grand prize of an all access VIP package, including a meet & greet with Toby Keith.

“We really want our service men and women to know that this is a place they are always welcome,” said Frank Capri,” I Love this Bar and Grill Owner. “We look forward to hosting our military members not only at our grand opening, but long into the future.”
Active duty or retired military members possessing a “powerful set of pipes” are asked to submit a maximum 60 second video of themselves singing the popular Toby Keith song, “I Love this Bar” via email to no later than 11:59 P.M. Thursday, May 28. 

The top five entries will be posted by 5 P.M. Friday, May 29 on for public voting. Votes will be accepted through 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, May 31 with the winner being announced on Monday, June 1 at 10 A.M. on the Website. 

The winner of “American Soldier Idol” and three of his or her friends will receive a VIP experience including:
· One room, one night accommodation at the Scottsdale Hyatt Place Hotel

· Limo transportation to and from Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill provided by Lexani Limo

· Four all access VIP passes for the grand opening party at Toby Keith’s I love this Bar and Grill beginning at 4 P.M. with media press conference

· $50 restaurant credit
Private meet & greet with Toby Keith

“VetTix is honored to have been asked to participate in this a once in a lifetime event,” said VetTix President & CEO Michael Focareto. “It’s well known that Toby Keith is a champion for the military, and our cause fits hand in hand.”

Additionally, “I Love this Bar & Grill” has donated 100 passes to Veteran Tickets Foundation to distribute to the Grand Opening as a way of saying thank you to military members and Veterans. 

Media contact: Heather Gray, VP Public Relations at 602-703-4729.

About VTF
Veterans Tickets Foundation is a national non-profit, non-governmental 501c (3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is simple: Give something to those who gave. The group gives without prejudice free tickets to all Veterans, Active Duty Service Members and their families as a way of saying “thank you.” All contributions made to the organization are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. To learn more about the Veteran Tickets Foundation, please visit

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