LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation has donated more than 75,000 tickets this year to the Veteran Tickets Foundation, a charitable organization that provides free concert tickets to service members and veterans to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and other live events.
Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided more than two million tickets to 450,000 Vet Tixers, who include current service members (including guard and reserves), veterans from all eras and branches, and immediate families of troops Killed-In-Action.
As well, Live Nation is launching a nation-wide job fair to attract and hire veterans for positions in all of its divisions, including Live Nation Entertainment, House of Blues Entertainment, Ticketmaster and more.
Working with veteran associations throughout the country, Live Nation will host veteran job fairs in 10 of its major markets, including: Atlanta, Ga., Boston, Mass., Chicago, Ill., Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, Calif., New York City, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa., San Francisco, Calif., Washington, D.C.
To ensure vets achieve long-term success in their careers at Live Nation, the company is also introducing a mentorship program. Upon hiring, Live Nation will partner veterans with a mentor to help them with their transition into a civilian role.
"Welcoming our troops and veterans to Live Nation's concerts is the least we can do to show our gratitude for their service and sacrifices," said Michael Rapino, President and CEO, Live Nation Entertainment. "Freedom of speech and artistic expression that we enjoy wouldn't be possible without the dedication and bravery of our veterans." – Staff Writers