The Marion Fire Department, in partnership with the Lincoln Theatre, will host a fundraising concert on Saturday, August 9th at 7:00pm featuring "The Singing Policeman" Daniel Rodriguez with special guest Marla Kavanaugh. The patriotic themed concert will also feature Rodriguez performing a song with the Lincoln Theatre Children's Chorus.Daniel Rodríguez is a Puerto Rican-American operatic tenor from New York City. He became known as "The Singing Policeman" in his former work with the New York City Police Department, due to his role as one of the department's designated National Anthem singers. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, he received widespread attention with his rendition of "God Bless America", which he sang at memorial events and on television. This led to an offer of formal training from Plácido Domingo. Rodriguez has recorded numerous albums, and appeared as lead tenor in several operas. He regularly appears in support of his chosen charities, as well as performing a full domestic and international concert schedule.
Concert tickets are $15 adults, $10 students. All first responders will receive the student discount. For tickets, call the Lincoln Box Office at (276) 783-6092.
A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Lights of Freedom project at the 9-11 Memorial in front of the Marion Fire Hall. The twin beams of light will be unveiled at the community's annual Patriot Day Program, Thursday, September 11 at 7:30pm. A display of flags, including the only one to fly over the three attack sites, will be on display that evening as well. The public is invited to attend. Main Street will be blocked from Poston to Sheffey for the 9/11 event.