Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, will not appear at Tuesday night's USO concert in Louisville due to a schedule change, but the show will go on.
"We were extremely pleased last week to hear that Dr. Biden was going to attend our concert," Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, said in a news release. "It's unfortunate that she won't be here tonight, but that does not diminish the message we're sending out this week."
Tonini said a huge crowd is expected for the concert featuring country music superstar Montgomery Gentry. A large viewership also is expected on the Pentagon Channel and the Internet at www.pentagonchannel.com.
A joint effort between the USO and the Kentucky National Guard, the concert will be broadcast live from Louisville's KFC Yum Center at 7 p.m.
A crowd of 16,000 is expected at the concert, the capstone event for more than 1,400 attendees at the National Guard's 2011 National Volunteers' Workshop and Youth Symposium in Louisville.
The concert is the first USO concert created especially for military families.