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Memorial Day concert puts patriotic spin on three-day Redlands arts festival

Vietnam veteran 67-68, Jame Aguilar, 73, raises his Purple Heart hat as the Marine Corps hymn is played during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
The Camp Carleton Cornet Band performs during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Women cheer after a song played by the Camp Carleton Cornet Band during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Hosea Taylor, Chief Master Sgt. Ret USAF, left, raises Old Glory during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Vietnam veteran 67-68, Jame Aguilar, 73, wipes a tear during the national anthem at the Redlands Bowl during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
American Legion Post 650 members listen during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
The Redlands Police Department Honor Guard and Public Safety Academy Honor Guard present the colors during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Hosea Taylor, Chief Master Sgt. Ret USAF, salutes during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
A man listens to the Camp Carleton Cornet Band as they perform during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Korean War veteran George Fikrle enjoys a laugh with friends during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
The Redlands Police Department Honor Guard and Public Safety Academy Honor Guard present the colors during Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Vietnam veteran 67-68, Jame Aguilar, 73, holds his Purple Heart hat over his heart as the Marine Corp hymn is played during Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Anthony “Tony” Marshall, former POW, delivers the Memorial Day Address during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
US Army veterans stand during the Service Songs Medley during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
A US Navy veteran stands for the Service Songs Medley during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
A USAF veteran stands for the Service Songs Medley during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
American Legion Post 650 performs the Three-Volley Rifle Salute during Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Korean War veteran George Fikrle and wife of 16 years Frankie Fikrle applaud after Lisa Corpron sang “God Bless the USA” at Festival Concert Salute to the Troops during Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
People dance to the sounds of Highland Music Company as they perform on the Redlands Bowl stage as part of the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops during the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Highland Music Company performs on the Redlands Bowl stage as part of the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops during the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Alexis Cox dances with her son Noa Home, 2, to the sounds of Highland Music Company as they perform on the Redlands Bowl stage during Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
People dance to the sounds of Highland Music Company as they perform on the the Redlands Bowl stage as part of the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops during the Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
The lead singer for the Highland Music Company goes into the crowd as he sings during the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops as part of the Redlands Festival of Arts at the Redlands Bowl in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
Highland Music Company performs on the Redlands Bowl stage as part of the Festival Concert Salute to the Troops during Redlands Festival of Arts in Redlands on Friday, May 24, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)
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Redlands honored military members and their families Friday, May 24, with an inaugural Memorial Day ceremony and concert that kicked of the 2019 Festival of Arts.
The Memorial Day Weekend Veterans Salute and Family Rock ‘n Roll Concert at the Redlands Bowl, hosted by the Festival of Arts, put a patriotic spin on the start of a three-day event that draws crowds to Smiley Park for music, art and family activities.
The seventh annual Festival of Arts continues this weekend, running concurrently with the Art-in-the-Park, sponsored by the Redlands Art Association. Both events run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Smiley Park, 126 S. Eureka St.
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Festival-goers can check out a juried art show with art for sale; artists’ displays featuring glassware, pottery, paintings, photography, woodcrafts and jewelry; a chalk art exhibit; a kid-friendly zone; food vendors; a wine and beer garden; and live music.

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