CSI:NY’s Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to Perform at the 7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival

Downtown St. Petersburg will host the CSI:NY’s Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band for a free performance open to the public

(TAMPA BAY, Fla.,) – Downtown St. Petersburg is set to be the location for the 7th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival, including a live performance by CSI:NY’s Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band on April 20th at 5pm.  This is a free concert, co-produced by Backline Music at Williams Park to benefit active duty military and veterans in the bay area.  With MacDill Air Force Base and BayPines VA Hospital local to the Tampa Bay area, it is expected to be a great turnout.

CSI:NY’s Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will perform live at the festival. The Lt. Dan Band covers everything from Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix classics to contemporary songs by Kelly Clarkson, Evanescence, Beyonce, Lonestar, the Zac Brown Band and much more. There is something for everyone and each show highlights the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion and energy each member brings to the stage.

In addition, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders ( will appear in a special opening performance prior to the band, complete with a meet and greet for concert goers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders participate in performances regularly for troops on USO and Armed Forces Entertainment Tours.

“Being able to have CSI:NY’s Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band along with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders perform at this year’s festival is something we are looking very forward to. The fact that the concert will benefit active duty military and veterans in the area is even better,” commented Tony Armer, Executive Director of the Sunscreen Film Festival.

The concert is free and open to the public; however, concert goers can purchase VIP tickets which include front-row access to the concert in Williams Park plus complimentary admission to the exclusive after-party at PUSH Ultra lounge in downtown St. Petersburg. For VIP concert tickets, which included four free drinks, visit .

For Festival VIP passes, and what other perks the passes include, visit
About Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band
“Lieutenant Dan,” the character Sinise portrayed in the film Forrest Gump, earned him not only an Oscar nomination, but also an instantaneous, enduring connection with servicemen in all branches of the military community. With a desire to do more to entertain the troops and their families, the Lt. Dan Band was formed in 2004 following one of his many trips overseas.  They made their first USO tour appearances in early 2004 to Korea, Singapore and Diego Garcia. Since then, they have completed over 40 USO tours, numerous charitable concerts, and performed for hundreds of thousands of troops and their families in the US and abroad all courtesy of donations by various organizations and individuals, or Gary Sinise personally.  For more information on the band, go to This is one of several programs offered through the Gary Sinise Foundation, dedicated to serving the Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. For more information, go to

About Sunscreen Film Festival
This will be the 7th year for the Sunscreen Film Festival, held from April 19-22, 2012 in St. Petersburg, FL. The Sunscreen Film Festival is an annual film festival hosted by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a Florida not for profit Corporation. The primary goal of the film festival is to encourage the creation, production, and exhibition of independent film in Florida through its educational programs and public screenings, thereby increasing awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. For more information, please visit

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