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U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty to play at Lynn Auditorium Feb. 9

LYNN – The United States Air Force Band of Liberty is scheduled to perform at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Lynn City Hall on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by the Lynn Department of Veterans Services, Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy and the Lynn City Council, is free and open to the public, but seats are limited.Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis and are available by calling the Department of Veterans Services at 781-586-6917 or pick up in person at Lynn City Hall in Room 301.The band is stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base and is one of 10 Air Force Bands nationwide. It is made up of 60 musicians and has been entertaining audiences throughout New England since 1978.The program highlights America’s musical diversity and cultural heritage. Expect an exciting musical program with selections ranging from traditions of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Count Basie, to contemporary jazz selections.Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy said she attended the performance last year and the United States Air Force Band of Liberty put on a great show.”We’re excited to have them back again this year,” she said.Director of Veterans Services Michael Sweeney said people are excited about the upcoming performance.”It’s great to see the Lynn Veterans Memorial Auditorium hosting this free patriotic concert,” he said. ” We’ve had a good response in previous years and hoping for a great turnout again this year.”Community Development Director Jamie Marsh said the concert is a way for the city to thank veterans for their service.”Having hosted a variety of acts the past several years, we are happy to host this special free event for the fourth year in a row for our veterans,” he said. “The Veterans Memorial Auditorium is, of course, their auditorium and we want to show our appreciation for the sacrifices they have made for all of us.”As far as the future of the auditorium, Marsh said events would continue to be held there and there would be affordable family-orientated programming. He said one of the ideas being discussed is having movie nights on Friday evenings.”Lynn doesn’t have a movie theater,” He said. “We think there will be some interest in having $2 movie nights.”

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