Hansen Fest shines with live entertainment

Hansen P1030163Organizers of this year’s Hansen Festival promise that they have pulled all stops to make it one of the best ever. The annual summer blowout will take place Saturday, Sep. 5 and Sunday, Sep. 6 from 2 to 10 p.m. on both days.

The main attraction is the free live entertainment on both days. “America’s most patriotic rock band,” Madison Rising, will take on stage 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Led by U.S. Navy and Marine Corps veteran, Dave Bray, Madison Rising is on a mission to honor the American spirit through rock & roll. Their latest album, “American Hero – R.E.D.” is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces and first responders for their sacrifices and dedication.

Visitors of all ages will have fun time at the festival.

Visitors of all ages will have fun time at the festival.

The platinum-selling rock band Shinedown enchants the audience on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. With a streak of nine number one hits on the rock charts between 2005 and 2012 and their latest single, “Cut the Cord,” off their upcoming album Threat to Survival rocketing straight to number one, Shinedown is arguably one of the most successful rock bands of the past decade.

Just like all MCCS festivals, Hansen’s will have plenty of food, game booths, prize giveaways and amusement rides. The festival is open to all DoD ID card holders and Japanese locals. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation to and from designated parking areas on Camp Hansen.

Organizers remind all festival-goers to leave their pets home. Any outside alcohol, bottles or coolers, is also a no-no. Those who choose to drink, do so responsibly. There will be daiko and taxi services available to get everyone home safe.

For more information, call MCCS Special Events at 098-970-5828 or visit mccsokinawa.com/festivals.

 

Event Schedule

Madison Rising performs on both Saturday and Sunday.

Madison Rising performs on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday

• 15:00 LiM (Punk Rock) リム (パンクロックバンド)

• 16:15 Zyncxation (Variety Music) ジンクゼイション (バラエティー ミュージック)

• 18:00 Madison Rising (Patriotic Post-Grunge & Hard Rock) マジソンライジング (ハードロックバンド)

• 20:00. Shinedown (Hard Rock) シャインダウン (ハードロックバンド)

Shinedown plays on Saturday evening starting 8 p.m.

Shinedown plays on Saturday evening starting 8 p.m.

Sunday

• 14:45 Mickey-Row (Rock) ミッキーロー (ロックバンド)

• 15:45 Saturday Casual Jam (Classic Rock) サタデーカジュアルジャム (クラシックロックバンド)

• 17:00 Jet featuring X-Factor Contestant Sakura (Classic Rock) ジェット with 伊舎堂さくら (クラシックロックバンド)

• 18:15 Zyncxation (Variety Music) ジンクゼイション (バラエティーミュー ジック)

20:00 Madison Rising (Patriotic Post-grunge & Hard Rock) マジソンライジ ング (ハードロックバンド)