Summer Concert with Kellie Pickler and Waka Flocka

Date: Jun 1 2018, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Chena Bend Golf Course & Clubhouse - 2090 Montgomery Road Fort Wainwright, Alaska 99703 United States Google Map

Fort Wainwright, get ready for the biggest event of the season, the USAG Fort Wainwright Summer Concert on June 1! Enjoy the evening at Chena Bend Clubhouse & Golf Course with free, live entertainment featuring rap artist Waka Flocka and country music artist and reality television star Kellie Pickler, as well as food trucks, a beverage tent, lawn games, and so much more!

Don't forget to bring a chair or blanket to sit on! This year's concert is festival-style with lawn seating. A limited number of folding chairs will be available for sale at the venue on the day of the event. Keep reading to find out which items are prohibited at the event.

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Open to DoD Cardholders, Authorized Guests, and the public (see above for Fort Wainwright access requirements).


Grab a Platinum Pass and skip the lines (plus other perks) for just $25

It pays to be Platinum! Get exclusive seating and deals by purchasing a Platinum Pass. The pass gets you premium seating during the event, a special wristband to skip the beverage line, a $15 coupon to the Chena Bend Clubhouse Pro Shop, AND one Meet & Greet Pass to your choice of Kellie Pickler or Waka Flocka!*

Platinum Passes can be purchased for $25 at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center as well as Chena Bend Clubhouse during regular business hours.

Must be 18 years of age or older and a DoD ID Cardholder to purchase or participate in the Platinum Pass options.

*Must purchase a Platinum Pass May 23-31 to have Meet & Greet Pass included in the package. Meet & Greet Passes will be issued on a first come, first served basis. You must declare which artist you would like to meet at the time of purchase. Platinum Passes purchased on June 1 will not include a Meet & Greet Pass.


After Party with Comedian Ronnie Jordan

The party doesn't stop when the music stops! Don't miss out on the After Party at the Warrior Zone with Comedian Ronnie Jordan. A $5 cover charge gets you into the party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Must be 18+ and a DoD ID Cardholder to enter.


Parking & Access Information

Concert Access
The public is invited to attend the Fort Wainwright Summer Concert with Kellie Pickler and Waka Flocka Flame. 

Special event access will only be through Badger Gate located on Badger Road. Installation access via Badger Gate will require positive photo identification and proof of vehicle insurance.

Visitors should be prepared for random vehicle inspections, as well as bag checks being implemented. A reminder that marijuana, though legal in the State of Alaska, is still illegal, in any form, on federal installations.

On-post shuttles are also available. Scroll down for more information about the free shuttle service to and from the venue.

Parking will be available in lots near to the Chena Bend Clubhouse & Golf Course, building 4090 Montgomery Road (at the intersection of Montgomery Road and Ketcham Road). Be prepared to follow traffic signs and controllers as they lead you to available parking spots.

Overnight Parking
We have you covered when it comes to overnight parking. If you decide to leave your vehicle parked overnight, please note that it will be towed to the Lower Chena Bend Parking Lot beginning at 11 p.m. (see map below).


A free shuttle service will be available for concert attendees. Shuttles will run beginning at 4:30 p.m. until all attendees vacate the concert venue. This is the recommended mode of transportation to access the concert.

Shuttle Pick-up / Drop-off locations:

  • Siku Basin (intersection of Lily Lane & Snapdragon Lane)
  • Last Frontier Community Activity Center (building 1044)
  • Physical Fitness Center (building 3709)
  • Education Center (building 4391).


Prohibited Items

Please do not bring the following items with you to the concert: Camelback-style hydration packs, outside food & beverages, cans or glass bottles, aerosol cans, alcohol, illegal drugs or substances, fireworks, professional grade cameras or video equipment, firearms, knives, weapons, or objects that could be used as weapons, pets (except service animals), selfie sticks, banners on flags or poles, laser pointers, skateboards or skates, wagons. Management has the right to refuse entry of all items deemed innappropriate.

All bags are subject to search.

Get home safe with S.A.D.D.

After a night of fun, do the responsible thing and don't drive while intoxicated. The B.O.S.S. S.A.D.D. Program is here to make sure that all Active Duty Soldiers and Airmen, as well as their dependents, arrive home safely. Call +1 (907)353-4145 for a ride home-- it's free and completely confidential.


Altered Fort Wainwright Family and MWR facility hours

Due to the large scale of the USAG Summer Concert, many Fort Wainwright Family and MWR facilities will have reduced or altered hours on June 1. Please visit each respective facility webpage to view June 1 hours.


Thank you to our event sponsors.
Paid sponsorship. No federal endorsement implied.