Tops in Blue Coming to Robins AFB on Feb 14th | Arts & Culture
Celebrating 55 years of entertainment, Tops in Blue, the Air Force's all-amateur entertainers will be performing their "Rhythm Nation" tour at the Warner Robins Civic Center on Feb 14th at 7pm.
Cost is free, first come, first served. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Yearly, each base has a talent competiton with the top performers invited to try out for Tops in Blue. Those selected are the Air Force's best-of-the-best musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, magicians and actors.
In addition to performing, they are responsible for all technical portions of the production, all aspects of travel, as well as being Air Force (AF) ambassadors to all they meet.
The team is comprised of active-duty AF, Air National Guard (ANG), and Air Force Reserve (AFR) personnel stationed all over the world. To qualify, ANG and AFR personnel must be placed on active duty for the duration of the tour (typically 1 year). Once their tour is finished, all entertainers go back to their AF, ANG, or AFR job.
Tops in Blue was founded by Major Al Reilly in 1953 as a way to showcase non-athletic military talent. They have performed at the Super Bowl, on the Ed Sullivan Show (Jerry Van Dyke was the military MC), several Bob Hope Specials, in all 50 states, numerous countries around the world, and have even made a couple of movies.
Get there early if you want to get a seat...enjoy the show!