VetFest Live Missouri

About VetFestLive

VetFestLive will positively impact 500,000 veterans and their families for a triumphant transition to civilian life via the Mindset Vet Mark Green’s Warrior’s Code 001: 7 Vital Steps to Resiliency.

Mark Green, a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel with 34 years of service, aims to help his fellow veterans and their families to:

  • Increase resilience with rest;
  • Re-connect with self and others;
  • Resolve issues and remove perceived obstacles;
  • Recon an inspired life and ultimately reengage for triumphant transition;
  • Re-engage with a holistic approach to purpose-filled work from inside out.

The basis of Mark’s 7 Steps to Remarkable Resilience were developed while he had to learn to walk again after a hip replacement needed after aggravating a hip injury while serving as Inspector General, responsible for Southern Afghanistan.

“Our corporate citizens, community partners and individuals will champion this influence with resources, support and programs, so veterans and their families transcend the difficulties they face when transitioning to civilian life and become more resilient in order to thrive in their new lives.”
Mark Green, founder VetFestLive and My Silver Boots, LLC

VetFestLive Highlights

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, over Labor Day Weekend for VetFestLive 2018, a Red, White and Blues + BBQ event for veterans and their families. We kick off the day with the inaugural WARRIOR’S CODE 001 Golf Tournament with registration at 7:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. followed by the inaugural VetFestLive Music Festival (11 am – 8 pm), an afternoon and evening of good food, drink and great blues with Electric Rev Jimmie Bratcher, and country music with Big Time Grain Company

  • 2,000 autographed copies of Step Up, Step Out , distributed post-event along with a code for all attendees to download a special premiere edition ebook version of Warrior’s Code 001.
  • Thank-You Deployment winners via community partner, OSD recognized at the event.
  • Main stage featuring two-hour concerts by Electric Rev Jimmie Bratcher and then Big Time Grain Company
  • Special musical guest on the patio – Buddy Green and the Hydroponics
  • Warrior’s Code 001 Golf Tournament
  • World-Class BBQ from Super Smokers: meet, greet, eat, connect with vets, families, attendees and sponsors
  • Winner of the Black Ops Motorcycle donated by Gold Star Harley-Davidson drawn and announced with proceeds going to the Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation
  • Autograph signings with Major League Baseball legend and sports personality Ricky Horton, NFL great Andy McCollum of the Rams
  • All net proceeds of VetFestLive are divided 50/50 to benefit our community partners OSD and the Cadet Thomas Surdyke Memorial Foundation. Proceeds from concessions and parking fees go to the Fore Honor Foundation, which addresses PTSD and healing of soldiers, veterans and first-responders.