Veterans National Entertainment Workshop

HELPING VETERANS COPE WITH PTSD, HOMELESSNESS, SUBSTANCE ABUSE
AND OTHER CHALLENGES THROUGH MUSIC

Watch the
SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS Concert

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

Featuring First Responders
U.S. Military Veterans, Active Duty Personnel and Essential Workers
performing original and popular songs

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SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS CONCERT

September 11, 2020

In observance of Patriot Day, The American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 and The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop honor the heroes on the front lines of the pandemic with a special concert featuring first responders U.S. military veterans & active duty personnel and essential workers performing original and popular songs.

The concert features Special Salutes from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; California Secretary of State Alex Padilla; LA County Supervisor 1st District Hilda Solis; Rudy Ortega, Jr., Tribal President and Mark Villaseñor, Vice President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians; Rich Little and Loretta Swit from the television show M*A*S*H.

Take a front-row seat and watch here on our website and on the American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 website.

Concert links are also posted on:

November 9, 2019

Veterans National Entertainment Workshop 2019 U.S. Veterans Concert

Featuring U.S. Military Veteran singers and musicians performing their own original songs and popular favorites. Rock, country, folk and pop standards - all sung from the heart!

The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop - vnew.org - is a nonprofit 501c3 organization supporting U.S. military veterans cope with PTSD, homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges through music. In these difficult times, please support the veterans and keep the music going! Click here to donate.


VNEW Thanks our Concert Supporters

We appreciate Beyond O2 Alkaline Water for helping to hydrate our Concert guests and performers. Please be kind to Mother Earth by bringing your own water bottles and vessels

Get To Know Us

Our Mission

Help veterans cope with PTSD, homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges through music.

Help veterans find their voices performing their own original songs.

Help veterans network with music industry professionals and find community with other veterans and the public.

Provide veterans with opportunities to work backstage at performances and help with events.

Serve as a referral for veterans and families that need help finding health and mental services; housing; education; jobs and job training.


Luis Figueroa is a veteran connected with the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration campus, and is scheduled to perform at our 2019 concert. Listen to him eloquently speak about the value of music and performing in his life.

Latest News

September 08
The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop Friday, 11 September 2020 In observance of Patriot Day, The American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 and The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop honor the heroes on the front lines of the pandemic with a free online concert “Salute to First Responders”. This online concert will honor first responders, U.S. military veterans, active duty and essential workers for their selflessness and thei...
May 12
We hope everyone and their families are well and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. For veterans, especially those living alone or without support systems, these are difficult times filled with anxiety and stress. Necessities, healthcare and housing are critical. And activities we can do on our own - like playing music and singing songs - are more important than ever for personal well-being. Songs give us solace, thought and pleasure. Music take...
November 09
2019 DATE ANNOUNCED - November 9, 2019 The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop sponsored American veterans suffering from PTSD, alcoholism, homelessness and family separation to a music workshop, giving them the opportunity to tell their stories through their music and song.  We gave them the opportunity to work with music professionals to polish their craft and to find community among other veterans and musicians. VNEW’s 2019 Concert w...
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