TOPS IN BLUE slated for Portales concert

(U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)

(U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Many folks from Cannon and the surrounding communities are growing excited about the Oct. 28 arrival of one of the oldest and most widely-traveled entertainment groups of its kind.

The expeditionary entertainers from Tops in Blue, Airmen from bases around the globe with a wide-range of career backgrounds, will perform popular country and pop hits as well as patriotic music at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in honor of the United States and its service members.

Air Commandos and local community members are welcome at the one-night-only performance, said Jeanette Orrantia, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron marketing manager.

“The event is free and open to the public,” she continued. “We hope to see everyone there from moms and dads to grandchildren.”

The concert promises to showcase performers’ vocal, instrumental, physical and technical abilities.

“Performers go through a rigorous competition in order to be selected for the show, which means quality entertainment,” Orrantia added. “You can expect to see some of the U.S. Air Force’s most talented members.”

The stop in Portales is just one of 75 performances in 20 countries during this year’s seven-month tour, and one of countless events creating an environment for Airmen and families to thrive at Cannon, in Clovis, Portales and communities throughout the area.

“We are always looking for great entertainers to visit Cannon,” Orrantia said. “This gives all active-duty Airmen and their families a chance to relax and enjoy quality entertainment close to home.”