Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will perform Sept. 14 at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium, officials said Wednesday.

The event is expected to draw more than 250 severely injured veterans and caregivers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a press release.

The Lt. Dan Band is a cover band founded by Kimo Williams and Sinise, named after the character Lt. Dan Taylor, whom Sinise portrayed in the movie “Forrest Gump.”

Tickets are available online at They are $20 general admission and $50 for the VIP section.

The concert is a benefit for The Independence Fund, which helps provide injured troops with the tools, therapies and guidance that they otherwise are not receiving.

Those interested in sponsoring the “Lt. Dan Weekend” in Charleston may obtain more information and download the sponsorship pack at