Music festival set to raise money for scholarship fund in honor of fallen officer

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Boots and Brew country music festival is set to wrap up National Police Week on May 21 at the 1933 Event Center.

The concert is hosted by the family of deceased Bakersfield Police Department officer David J. Nelson, who died in the line of duty in 2015, and is free to the public. The event will feature live music from local country band The Rivals, a special performance of the national anthem from award-winning actor, writer and director Delilah Andre, a silent auction, raffle prizes and a dance online led by Kailey Hansen of Bakersfield Line Dancing.

After Nelson died in a car crash following a high-speed chase in northeast Bakersfield, his family partnered with BPD and the Kern Education Foundation to create an annual scholarship for graduating seniors. high school in the Kern High School District and a Bakersfield Police Cadet graduate high school. All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to the Officer David J. Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

This year’s goal is to raise $75,000 to support young graduates interested in public service. Those interested in donating but unable to attend the event can send a check to the KHSD Educational Foundation.

The event still has VIP tables available for purchase. Those interested in purchasing a table should contact Erik Nelson at [email protected]

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