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The San Antonio Park Foundation Presents ‘Chaparral Music & Heritage Veterans Celebration 2020’

 A one hour primetime TV special airing on the CW35 in Central and South Texas on linear TV 7:00-8:00 pm on 12/12/20. Also on apps and online.

Featuring Mike and the Moonpies, Bri Bagwell, Sal Gonzalez, the USAF Band of the West, and San Antonians celebrating Veterans and parks including April Ancira of Ancira Motor Group, Mike Cameron of Devils River Whiskey Distillery, Trent Freeman and the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk staff, Mary Jane Verette of the San Antonio Parks Foundation and more. Hosted by Zay Zay Aquino. Featuring all five branches of the US Military and Wounded Warrior Project,  Wish for our Heroes, The Iron Freedom Foundation, and more!

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Enjoy a performance by critically acclaimed Mike and the Moonpies, a Texas and global fan favorite just coming off their latest hit album Cheap Silver and Solid Country Gold recorded at Abbey Road Studios with help from the London Symphony Orchestra. Get ready for some boot scootin and celebrating! Filmed at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio Texas.

A very special acoustic performance by Texas-based singer, songwriter and multiple award winner Bri Bagwell, the Texas Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year 2020 singing her latest hit single “As Soon As You.” With seven #1 songs in Texas and multiple Female Vocalist of the Year awards, Bagwell has performed with a long list of artists including Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, Robert Earl Keen, Kacey Musgraves, and Dwight Yoakam. Her current album, In My Defense, has spawned four #1 one singles, including “As Soon As You,” as seen on CMT Music. The single is rising the charts on country radio. Filmed at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio Texas.

A special performance we recorded at his Nashville studio, enjoy singer, songwriter, and Marine Corps veteran Sal Gonzalez who’s hit album Heroes tells the stories of how he barely survived in Iraq and issues facing veterans everywhere. You may know him from shows like America’s Got Talent, Nashville, and the Kelly Clarkson Show and performances with country music’s biggest stars. This Wounded Warrior Project ambassador speaks from the heart directly to you.

The United States Air Force Band of the West is a musical organization with an outstanding record of achievement. The Airmen assigned to the band are highly trained professional musicians who have dedicated themselves to serving their country through music.The USAF Band of the West has performed for presidents, heads of state, and dignitaries from around the world, earning an outstanding reputation among America’s military bands.

Proud San Antonian and board member of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, April Ancira of Ancira Motor Group comes from a family of veterans and loves to employ veterans. Here, some words straight from the heart recorded at the world renown Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park that welcomes thousands of visitors and locals year round in San Antonio.

Co-founder of the Devils River Whiskey Distillery and long-time supporter of veterans including the Wish for our Heroes and The Iron Freedom Foundation, we sat down with award-winning spirits industry leader Mike Cameron at the distillery near Travis Park in downtown Military City USA to hear about his heartfelt and ardent support of veterans.

The friendly staff at the award-winning Hotel Valencia Riverwalk are proud supporters of active duty military, veterans, and their families from around the globe. Truly a destination hotel located on the famed San Antonio Riverwalk — a linear park — welcomes top leaders, celebrities, and locals who love to experience the authenticity of Military City USA. A special message from general manager Trent Freeman and staff.

A very special message from President and C E O of the San Antonio Parks Foundation, Mary Jane Verette on location at the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park where active duty Military and Veteran families enjoy Military City USA’s parks and recreation that are free to visit for everyone!



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