Operation Rock The Troops is coming to Kilkenny as part of the Texas Tornado Tour. They will bring a huge line up of artists to Set Theatre on Thursday evening and again in Ryans of Friary Street on Friday.
The group of musicians form the band The JC All Stars who have performed at military bases all over the world including Hawaii, Kwajalein Island, Roi Island, Guam, and all over Japan and South Korea.
They come to Kilkenny with their songwriting healing program, Highway Home, which offers veterans healing through music. Groups of veterans will be joined by Texas recording artists for songwriting camps that will take place around the city. Some of the veterans will then perform with the band in Set Theatre.
The night kicks off at 7pm with sets from some of the finest Texas musicians followed by the JC All Stars who will feature some veterans but also have a powerful rock show lined up covering popular artists and including some of their own material.
The event in Set Theatre will be filmed for the documentary Highway Home that will be aired on television in the United States including scenery from Kilkenny.
Both events are free entry and organisers are appealing to locals to come out and enjoy the music.