The final activity of the week of Operation Cherrybend is a full concert at the historic Murphy Theatre in Wilmington, Ohio.

This intimate 700 seat theatre adds to the community feel of the event while bringing in big name headliners to celebrate with our Veteran participants and community members alike.

2015   John Michael Montgomery
2016   Lonestar
2017 Joe Diffie
2018   Mark Chesnutt
2019 Tyler Farr
2021 Randy Houser

To add to the special performance, songwriters from Nashville open the show with acoustic guitar performances of their own songs. Some of these songs are chart toppers. It’s a real treat to have the songs performed by their writers live on stage in Wilmington, OH.

Some of the talented songwriters that have participated in Operation Cherrybend are  Jason Michael Carroll, Jared Ashley, Rick Tiger, Sal Gonzalez, Daniel Dan, Tyler Satterfield, Buddy Owens, Ray Stephenson and more.


Jason Michael Carroll- Musician and Songwriter “Alyssa Lies, “Livin Our Love Song”, “Hurry Home”

Jared Ashley- Blaster Recording Artist, 2013 Billboard top 40 single “Last Train To Memphis”

Buddy Owens- 2015 CCMA Songwriter of the year.

Lewis Brice- Artist with current single at radio now “Best Ex Ever.”

Ray Stephenson- Singer/Songwriter with hits by (Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson) to name a few.

Mark Ramsey- Professional musician/songwriter who’s played bass for Johnny Lee, Andy Griggs and Blake Shelton

Daniel Dean- Singer/Songwriter and former Marine Corps. Sniper.

Sal Gonzalez- Singer/Songwriter, RETIRED U.S. Marine, Combat Wounded Veteran.