Organizers of Freedom Fest in La Crosse say this year's 10th anniversary concert will be the last. They made the announcement this morning, where they also said that John Fogerty will be this year's featured musical act.
Since Freedom Fest began a decade ago, it has raised half a million dollars and awarded $169,000 in scholarships to veterans. Proceeds from this final year's event will help create an endowment fund to give back to area service members and families of fallen heroes.
"Well, after ten years and regardless of the weather, all the concerts were very successful as far as we're concerned, but it does take a lot of time and resources to get these done and everybody felt that 10 years, we've made our point, and we can continue to help veteran's causes in other ways rather than just the concert."
Freedom Fest is set for July 15th. Tickets are available starting April 21st at Festival Foods and the Freedom Fest website.