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UPDATE: Taylor Morris fundraiser featuring Gary Sinise coming to Gateway Park

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The Lt. Dan Band concert to build a home for injured veteran Taylor Morris will happen at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls on Aug. 3. The Lt. Dan Band concert to build a home for injured veteran Taylor Morris will happen at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls on Aug. 3.
The Lt. Dan Band concert to build a home for injured veteran Taylor Morris will happen at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls on Aug. 3. The Lt. Dan Band concert to build a home for injured veteran Taylor Morris will happen at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls on Aug. 3.
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

The Lt. Dan Band concert to build a home for injured veteran Taylor Morris will happen at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls on Aug. 3.

The benefit will raise money for a special adapted "Smart Home" for Morris, who lost portions of all his limbs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.

Gary Sinise, the bass player in the band, also played the character of "Lieutenant Dan" in the Oscar-winning film, "Forrest Gump."

Details for the fundraiser are available here. Gates will open at 6 p.m., with the show to begin at 7 p.m. 

- All seating is open air, and event will occur rain or shine.

- VIP tickets are general admission with chairs, and include Skybox access and two drink vouchers.

- GA tickets are general admission with chairs.

- Lawn tickets are general admission with no chairs. You may bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

-The show is all-ages, with free admission for children 5 and under.

-On-site concessions will be available for purchase.

-Free parking is available on an adjacent field.

-The park is ADA accessible.

-An on-site box office will be available on the day of the show only, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The benefit was originally planned during Sturgis Falls weekend, Friday, June 28. That date would have had a lot of competition, said Sturgis Falls organizer Jay Stoddard.

"You got the Cedar Basin Jazz Festival going on, the Firefighter's Dance is that evening, and we have Vic Ferrari playing in Gateway Park," Stoddard said in an interview earlier this year.

Morris is one of 12 injured United States servicemen to receive a specially adapted "Smart Home" this year from the Building for America's Bravest Program.

According to the Gary Sinise Foundation website, each Smart Home normally features retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, automated lighting, heating, air-conditioning and window treatments controlled by an iPad as well as elevators, roll-in bathrooms, front-load washers and dryers, intercom systems and automated doors.

The Building for America's Bravest program works with Sinise to raise money needed to build each home, which costs about $500,000.

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