Frank Prigmore, a retired infantry veteran and volunteer firefighter who resides with his family in the Campbell, Texas area, wanted to assist wounded heroes and their families using his gift of music. Eight years ago, he created the local Wounded Heroes Benefit Concert to raise funds for a national non profit, ‘Hope For the Warriors’, organization founded in 2006 and dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families. Prigmore humbly counts himself among first responders, both community and military, who remain prepared to serve when needs arise in areas of Texas where they live. His network of musician friends, including country star Neal McCoy, are on board to help make the two-day fundraising event a success.
Prigmore’s Hunt County property, the Bar-Double Horseshoe Ranch at 4984 CR 4112 at Campbell, Texas will be the site of the 2-day event. The outdoor venue called Clancy’s Saloon and Stage is not a bar but an outdoor stage and dance floor under a shady stand of massive oak trees. The event is family-friendly and all ages are welcome. On Friday September 6, admission is free for live music, the dance party starting at 7pm and a fire pit pickin party at 11pm. Saturday’s event will begin at 2:30pm with a suggested donation of $10 person at the gate. Police, Fire and military personnel will be admitted free with valid ID. Saturday’s music lineup will bring a number of local and Metroplex bands and performers to the spacious outdoor stage. Guests will include at least one veterans motorcycle club. Neal McCoy will address the crowd briefly via live feed from an engagement where he is booked to appear that night. An auction will take place onstage at 7pm, and an after-hours Pickin Party will follow at 11pm to extend the event. BBQ vendors, a taco food truck, homemade ice cream and shaved ice will be on site, ice chests are welcome and RV and tent camping space will be available on site. Power for the stage and vendors will be provided by generator truck donated by Sunbelt Rentals, and use of port a potties has also been donated.
Prigmore and his family held the early concerts during springtime, but decided to move the date to the weekend nearest 9-11, or ‘Patriot Day Weekend’. During the past seven years, Prigmore has been able to donate more than $96,000 to Hope for the Warriors organization and hopes that the 2019 concert will be the biggest one yet for attendance and for fundraising. Hope for the Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with an array of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreations, and transition services. Find out more at hopeforthewarriors.org, at clancyssaloon.blogspot.com and on Facebook at Wounded Heroes Benefit Concert. Reach organizer Frank Prigmore at [email protected]