ATLANTA (May 25, 2016) – Join Georgia Aquarium on June 18 at 8:30 p.m., as Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band play a military benefit concert at Pemberton Place, in front of Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the concert will be shared to support both the Georgia Aquarium’s Veterans Immersion Program and the Gary Sinise Foundation.

The 12-member band plays cover songs and visits military bases around the world and the United States. Thanks to a generous donation by The Marcus Foundation and The Home Depot Foundation, all military, veterans and their family members are eligible to receive complimentary concert tickets. To receive a coupon code for tickets, please email militarysalute@georgiaaquarium.org. Tickets are expected to run out and guests are encouraged to secure their spots early.

Georgia Aquarium’s Veterans Immersion Program, primarily funded by The Home Depot Foundation, began in 2008 as a way to support wounded veterans. Georgia Aquarium is honored to provide this unique adjunctive therapy to complement current rehabilitation and reintegration programs. The program has hosted more than 1,600 military personnel and guests, providing them the opportunity to swim or dive in the 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot exhibit. Participants challenge themselves with an experience outside their comfort zones, encounter different animals, and for some, relax and move in the water in ways they may not be able to on land.

"The Gary Sinise Foundation is dedicated to serving and honoring the needs of our active duty military, veteran, and first responder communities for the sacrifices they make every day in defense of this great country,” said Gary Sinise. "We are incredibly thankful for the generosity of our sponsors and salute Georgia Aquarium, The Marcus Foundation, and The Home Depot Foundation for their support of GSF and for helping to make this benefit concert possible."

The Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program creates specially adapted homes personally constructed for severely wounded veterans across the nation. Each home helps ease everyday burdens of a wounded hero, their family, and caregivers. R.I.S.E. currently has two wounded veterans that are soon-to-be recipients of smart homes in the Atlanta area. The Gary Sinise Foundation has many programs benefiting veterans, including Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, Arts & Entertainment Outreach, Serving Heroes, First Responders Outreach, and Soaring Valor.

Public admission tickets are available for $34 plus tax and can be purchased by visiting www.freshtix.com/ltdanbandconcert. Concert admission is separate from World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium general admission.  For more information, click here.

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ABOUT GEORGIA AQUARIUM

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org