Austin Mahone, Doc Watkins headline ‘Salute to Troops’ benefit at Tech Port Arena in San Antonio Nov. 11

All proceeds benefit USO San Antonio, a nonprofit dedicated to veterans and active duty military

Tech Port Arena to host event honoring veterans. (Tech Port Center)

SAN ANTONIO – The Tech Port Arena is hosting an event honoring local San Antonio veterans and active-duty military members.

The function — Doc Watkins and Friends Salute to Troops — begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 11, right here in Military City USA.

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There are 1,000 free tickets available to troops, and all proceeds from the benefit will go toward USO San Antonio, according to a news release.

The evening includes a wide range of performers, including Austin Mahone, comedian Paul Rodriguez, Kermit Ruffins, ZZ Ward, James Connolly, and The Seratones.

Also, Lt. Gen. John Evans, Commander, Army North, and Brig. Gen. Russell D. Driggers, Commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and JBSA, will speak at the event.

Performers that will be present at the event. (Tech Port Center)

Hugh Fink, an Emmy Award-winning writer, known for his work on Saturday Night Live, is the event’s executive producer.

“I am proud of the team for assembling an exciting and diverse mix of entertainers and speakers for this inaugural event,” said Salute to Troops Chairman Marcos Resendez. “The troops are the true stars, and we look forward to celebrating them with a memorable evening of entertainment!”

Tickets are available for purchase online.

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