Free Concert In McKinney To Benefit Veterans This Weekend

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

MCKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – A musical Memorial Day tradition hosted by the Smiles Charity will benefit veterans Sunday, May 24 at 4:30 p.m.

The non-profit’s founder, Dr. Jennifer Buchanan started raising funds to build homes for veterans 15 years ago.

“Our men and women come back from overseas with debilitating injuries that effect them for life. I want to give peace to our veterans by blessing them with a place they can call home adapted to all their needs.” said Buchanan.

Buchanan and her volunteers expect tens of thousands of people to attend. Rock star Bret Michaels headlined the family-friendly event last year. Country music singer Rodney Atkins will host this weekend’s event.

The concert takes place in the Adriatica area of McKinney at 6595 Virginia Parkway.

Even thought the concert is free, Dr. Buchanan encourages attendees to try their luck by purchasing raffle tickets to win a 2015 Cadillac CTS…

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