Doobie Brothers to Play EAA AirVenture 2009 Opening-day Concert

OSHKOSH, WI -- After a full opening day of flying on Monday, July 27, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, AeroShell Square will feel the power of more than aircraft, as the legendary Doobie Brothers take the stage that evening, compliments of the Ford Motor Company.

The performance, free of charge to all AirVenture guests that day, will be held adjacent to the Ford Motor Company Hangar on AeroShell Square, immediately following the afternoon air show.

"Over the last couple of years, a question that I regularly receive from EAA members and AirVenture attendees is 'Who will be the opening-day concert at Oshkosh?'" says Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. "Ford has again made it possible for this popular tradition to continue by supporting the appearance of the Doobie Brothers at AirVenture 2009."

"Over the past decade, Ford has been proud to be a part EAA AirVenture, The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," says Kevin Keling, Ford Corporate Events Manager. "We're very happy to help support EAA, all EAA members and this great event in a variety of ways, including bringing top entertainment such as the Doobie Brothers to aviation's annual family reunion."

The opening-day concert at EAA AirVenture, along with Ford Motor Company's support of the Fly-In Theater and the vehicles used during the event, its notable consumer presence at the fly-in and discounts on Ford Motor Company vehicles for EAA members, continues to highlight Ford's support for EAA members. Ford will also offer additional highlights and benefits for EAA members and AirVenture attendees during this year's fly-in.

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