Country Band Parmalee highlights Hansen Festival

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To ensure that the needs of body and satisfied, high-quality burgers from Bulldogs, mouth-watering BBQ beef briskets from Hickory House All-American BBQ, sizzling-hot pizzas and Miami-inspired selections from 305 Latin Bistro are all on the menu. Patrons 20 years of age and older can enjoy refreshing adult beverages from Kanpai Lounge.

The annual Hansen Festival features fun for both service members and families alike. As every year, there will be free live entertainment, game booths, Fun Land rides and, of course, plenty of delicious food and refreshing drinks.

After the needs of the body are taken care of, it’s time to nourish the soul. The headline band in this year’s festival is one of Country music’s best upcoming bands—Parmalee! The group will take the stage on Saturday at 8 p.m. 

Hailing from Parmale, a small town in North Carolina with a population of just 278 (their band name is a nod to their humble beginnings), Parmalee consists of brothers Matt (lead vocals, guitar) and Scott Thomas (drums), their cousin Barry Knox (bass) and childhood friend Josh McSwain (guitar, keyboards).

 The Hansen Festival takes place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 9 p.m. at the Camp Hansen Parade Deck.

Admission to the festival is FREE, and attendees should be prepared to show a photo ID at the gate (Gate 1 is open for pedestrian and vehicle traffic, Gate 2 is open for vehicle traffic only). No pets, bottles, outside alcohol, or coolers are permitted. And, of course, organizers encourage everyone to drink responsibly; don’t drink and drive. Both taxi and daiko services are available. This event is open to all SOFA personnel, and U.S. and Japanese citizens. 

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

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