Press Release 17-102 Country music artist Kelleigh Bannen highlights Fort Leonard Wood Independence Day celebration

Fort Leonard Wood’s Independence Day celebration will feature several live performances, including music by Christiana Ball, a former drill sergeant and the Army’s 2013 Operation Rising Star winner, and country singer/songwriter Kelleigh Bannen, who is currently on tour promoting her album “Cheap Sunglasses” and is known for her country singles “Smoke When I Drink” and “Famous.”

Prior to Christiana and Kelleigh’s performances, there will be games, food and other entertainment to kick off the event.

The annual event, which is free and open to the public, gets underway at 3 p.m., Tuesday on Fort Leonard Wood’s Gammon Field.