Daughtry, the hard rock-pop band fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, will give a free show next month at Fort Bliss.
The March 16 show is part of the band's "Tour for the Troops," sponsored by the Air Force Reserve, Casa Ford and Bliss' Family MWR.
It will be in Biggs Park. It's an all-ages show, open only to those with military IDs and their guests.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Local bands will start playing at 5.
You can bring blankets and lawn chairs, but not food or beverages. It's an all-ages show and a $10 beer garden will be open for those 21 and older.
Daughtry has done quite well for himself since finishing fourth on "Idol" in 2006. His band's self-titled debut album, which included the hit "Home," has sold 4 million copies. Follow up "Leave This Town" went platinum and last year's "Break the Spell" has gone gold.
In other news:
• Newly minted Academy Award-winning foreign film "A Separation," will open March 14 at Cielo Vista Cinemas.
It's the first Iranian film to win the Oscar for best foreign film. The PG-13 movie chronicles the demise of a marriage and deals with some pretty sensitive subjects.
• The city's parks and recreation department will take applications for this year's Melodies in the Park series through March 1.
The series runs through the summer at various city parks. It's open to local acts.
Applications are available at the Armijo Recreation Center, 911 S. Ochoa.