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Salem-Keizer Volcanoes to continue tradition of honoring military 

13th-annual Patriotic Tribute set for July 4, 2020
June 23, 2020

KEIZER, OR -- The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes’ long-standing tradition of "Thanking, Honoring and Saluting" members of the military is set for July 4, 2020. This year’s event will be, as in prior years, held at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Unlike each of the prior tributes, there will not be a Volcanoes

KEIZER, OR -- The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes’ long-standing tradition of "Thanking, Honoring and Saluting" members of the military is set for July 4, 2020.

This year’s event will be, as in prior years, held at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Unlike each of the prior tributes, there will not be a Volcanoes baseball game held in conjunction with the evening. Due to COVID-19, the Patriotic Tribute will be a drive-in type of event in the stadium’s parking lot. It will still feature recognition of our military heroes, swearing-in of members to the armed services, a Fallen Warrior memorial and many tributes to those who have defended our country with multiple deployments.

The Volcanoes have become known throughout the region and country for their patriotic tributes. In 2019, the Volcanoes’ Jerry Howard won the National Charles K. Murphy Award for the best Patriotic Tribute in the Nation.

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In addition to the patriotic tribute, a concert is being added this year, with Rock-n-Roll tunes by JT & the Tourists.

“In light of all that is going on, we feel it is vital to continue this great tradition and are adding a concert to help lift the spirits of all who will attend,” noted Mickey Walker, CEO for the Volcanoes.

The evening will conclude with a fireworks spectacular presented by McDonald’s and supported by the Volcanoes’ new beverage partner, Coca-Cola.

“Lively Fun Music, Our Military Heroes, Fireworks… what could be better?" concluded Walker.

  • Gates will open at 5:30 pm.
  • Concert 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
  • Patriotic Tribute 8:00pm – 9:45pm.
  • Fireworks 10:00pm.

There will be a limited number of tickets available and they must be purchased in advance of the event online at www.volcanoesbaseball.com

Admission is $20 per carload. COVID-19 protocols and safe distancing to be followed.

Drive-In 4th of July Protocol

Tickets must be pre-purchased and shown at gate for admission. Vehicle spaces are limited and separated by at least one parking stall width. Staff will direct parking – vehicle parking will be staggered to allow best visibility.

Taller Vehicles (Trucks, Vans, RV’s) that would limit site lines of lower vehicles will be parked towards the back of the parking lot to assure viewing for all

Event Rules:

  • Maximum Parking Lot Speed 5 MPH
  • Vehicle must stay in assigned parking spot.
  • Unless needing to use restrooms or to visit concession stand, guests must stay within the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
  • Must wear facemask if visiting restroom or concession stand. Minimum 6’ Social Distancing to be observed at all times.
  • Guests may not place any object outside of a vehicle that may obstruct the view of other guests
  • Headlights, parking lights, and interior lights must remain off while parked
  • No excessive noise allowed that would impair the hearing of other guest
  • Drugs, Alcoholic Beverages, Smoking or vaping of any substance is prohibited
  • Personal food and drink is allowed
  • Guests must take all trash with them
  • No exit and return to event is allowed
  • Sale of goods or services by guests is prohibited
  • Cooking, grilling, or other food preparation is prohibited
  • Pets are not permitted (services animals are permitted – but must remain inside vehicle)
  • Should this event be canceled for any reason – there are no refunds.

Parking Lot and Stadium Building Lights will be off prior to event and on at conclusion of event.

Failure to follow Event Rules or staff instructions will be cause for removal from event or police action.

Admission ticket is good for a passenger vehicle with up to eight (8) people. Additional ticket(s) need to be purchased for vehicles with more than 8 people. For example, a 24-passenger van would require 3 tickets.

Attendees voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers of personal injury as a result of attending the event.