The History of Lone
Wolf Entertainment



Mr. Lone Wolf, Jeff Thornton (right)
with Mickey Thomas of the Starship



Lone Wolf Entertainment is owned and operated by Jeff Thornton out of Santa Fe, Texas.

Jeff has worked in the live entertainment industry for over twenty years as a buyer and promoter. Since that time Lone Wolf Entertainment has produced over 1,500 live entertainment shows for military members located around the globe.

Starting in 2008 Lone Wolf Entertainment focused it's attention on the combat fields of Iraq and Afghanistan and produced over 480 shows for troops located in those war torn countries.


In The Beginning

1980-1990
First Recreation Director for a Southwest Indian Tribe, The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tucson, Arizona
Sports Director, Air Force Logistics Command, Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
Recreation Director, Naval Training Center San Diego, California
MWR Director, Naval Submarine Base San Diego, California


1990-2000
President of Vision Quest Productions
While building a million Dollar a year business, Jeff booked live entertainment throughout the world with national acts, local band and comedy showcases and specialty acts.


August 2000
Lone Wolf Entertainment, Inc. is established!

Lone Wolf Entertainment is dedicated to producing only the best live entertainment in the business, at the fairest price to meet any and all client wants and needs.

Escorted Tour Dates into Iraq and/or Afghanistan
2006
1. Shinedown – November 6-13, 2006 Kuwait & Iraq
2. Operation Links – November 20-28, 2006 Kuwait & Iraq: Corey Pavin, Jerry Kelly, Frank Lickliter, Howard Twitty, Brian Pavlet, Art Sellinger & Donnie Hammond
3. The SMA Hope and Freedom Tour 2006 – December 11-24, 2006 Kuwait, Iraq & Afghanistan: Sergeant Major of the Army Ken Preston, Al Franken, Leeann Tweeden, Keni Thomas, The Washington Projects, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley, Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and the U.S. Army Band

2007
4. Tom Arnold, Dax Shepard and Nora Zehetner – March 26-April 1, 2007 Qatar & Afghanistan
5. Gary Sinise – May 16-24, 2007 Kuwait & Iraq
6. International Fight League – June 25-July 1, 2007 Qatar & Afghanistan - Pat Miletich, Dan Henderson and Don Frye
7. Dave Attell and Scott Kennedy – July 22-28, 2007 Kuwait & Iraq
8. O.A.R. – August 25-September 1, 2007 Kuwait & Iraq
9. The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders – September 10-18, 2007 Kuwait & Iraq
10. Operation Links – November 19-27, 2007 Kuwait & Iraq: Tom Watson, David Feherty, Frank Lickliter, Howard Twitty, Butch Harmon, Joe Inman and Tom Lehman
11. Carlos Mencia and Brad Williams – November 26-December 2, 2007 Kuwait & Iraq
12. The SMA Hope and Freedom Tour 2007 – December 10-24, 2007 Kuwait, Iraq & Afghanistan: Sergeant Major of the Army Ken Preston, Keni Thomas, Leeann Tweeden, Keni Thomas, Sheryl Underwood, Vince Morris, Darryl Worley, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and the U.S. Army Band

2008
13. Neal McCoy – January 24-31, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq
14. Sweethearts for Soldiers – March 16-22, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq
15. Operation Gridiron – March 31-April 7, 2008 Kuwait: Todd Blackledge, Bobby Wilson, Mike McCrary, Joe Mickles, Chris Speilman and Kenny Jackson
16. Chuck Milligan – April 1-10, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq
17. The Saloonatics – May 3-12, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq
18. Legends of Funk – May 24-June 1, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq: Featuring The Dazz Band, Bar*Kays and ConFunkShun
19. St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders – June 14-27, 2008 Qutar & Afghanistan

20. Operation Hoop Talk – June 2-10, 2008: Jeff Bzdelik, Ed Conroy, Jim Crews, Dave Leitao, Jeff Nix and Gary Stewart
21. The Iron Maidens – June 29-July 8, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq
22. Big Noize – September 3-13, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq: Featuring Joe Lynn Turner of Deep Purple, Phil Soussan of Ozzie Osborne, Carlos Cavaso of Quiet Riot oand Simon Wright of AC/DC
23. Sweethearts for Soldiers – September 13-22, 2008 Qatar and Afghanistan
24. Tropi Crew – September 24-October 3, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq

25. MMA All Star Tour – October 27-November 3, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq: Tom Jones, Kevin Randleman, Antonio Hermes, Tony Schiena and Scott Casber
26. Curt Schilling – December 1-18, 2008 Kuwait & Iraq
27. The SMA Hope and Freedom Tour 2008 – December 15-24, 2008 Kuwait, Iraq & Afghanistan: Sergeant Major of the Army Ken Preston, Leeann Tweeden, Keni Thomas, Craig Morgan, Mark Wills, Louis CK, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and the U.S. Army Band

2009
28. St. Louis Rams Cheereaders – February 13-21, 2009 Kuwait & Iraq
29. Charlie Wilson – February 19-28, 2009 Kuwait & Iraq
30. Axe – March 20-April 1, 2009 Kuwait & Iraq
31. Pacific Island Celebration – May 14-28, 2009 Kuwait & Iraq

32. Operation Hardwood – August 17 - 25, 2009: Jim Crews, Fran Fraschilla, Mike Gillian, Mark Gottfried, Brian Gregory, Steve Lavin, Jeff Nix and Dennis Wolff
33. Los Lonely Boys – August 31-September 9, 2009 Kuwait & Iraq
34. Divas of R&B – November 1-10, 2009 Kuwait & Iraq: Featuring JoJo of the Mary Jane Girls, Shannon and Debbie Deb
35. Steve Burton – December 1-10, 2009 Kuwait & Iraq

36. The SMA Hope and Freedom Tour 2009 – December 15-24, 2009 Kuwait, Iraq & Afghanistan: Sergeant Major of the Army Ken Preston, Leeann Tweeden, Keni Thomas, Mark Wills, Alana Grace, Sheryl Underwood, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and the U.S. Army Band

2010
37. Charlie Wilson – February 15-28, 2010 Kuwait & Iraq
38. Bad Company featuring Brian Howe – March 6-19, 2010 Kuwait & Iraq
39. Whitney Duncan – March 18-29, 2010 Kuwait & Iraq

40. Naughty by Nature with Sway Calloway – May 21-28: Djibouti and Bahrain
41. Circle of Pain Movie Premier featuring Tony Schiena, Bai Ling and Heath Herring – June 1-10 Kuwait and Iraq
42. Rock and Pop Masters – June 27–July 8, 2010 Kuwait and Iraq
43. Candlebox – August 7–18, 2010 Kuwait and Iraq
44. Queensryche September 27 - October 9, 2010 Kuwait and Iraq
45. National Cartoonist Society October 8 - 15, 2010 Kuwait and Iraq
46. Mint Condition October 23 - November 3, 2010 Kuwait and Iraq
47. The SMA Hope and Freedom Tour 2010 December 13 - 24, 2010 Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan - Sergeant Major of the Army Ken Preston, Buddy Jewell, Leeann Tweeden, Keni Thomas, Alana Grace, Chonda Pierce, Emily West, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and the U.S. Army Band

2011
48. Smash Mouth February 9 - 20, 2011 Kuwait and Iraq
49. James Otto April 6 - 13, 2011 Kuwait and Iraq
50. Bobby Kimball and Friends: featuring Bobby Kimball - The voice of Toto, Bill Champlin - Former lead singer of Chicago, David Jenkins - Lead singer for Pablo Cruise, Jamie Kyle - Singer / Song Writer Kuwait and Iraq
51. Holiday Tour as the troops return home - The Saloonatics, Sheila Marshall, The Sweethearts for Soldiers and Caress of Steel Kuwait and Iraq

2013
52. NFL Football Tour June 30 - July 7, 2013 - Manas, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan Bill Polian, Eric Metcalf, Donnie Edwards and Chris Draft
53. The Daily Show - August 16 - 24, 2013 - Manas, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan Roy Albanese, Elliott Kalan, Adam Lowitt and John Oliver
54. Cartoon Society - September 1 - 9, 2013 - Manas, Kyrgyzsttan and Afghanistan
55. Chuck Milligan - November 30 - December 11, 2013 - Oman, UAE, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan
56. Kellie Pickler - December 19 - 28, 2013 - Kuwait and Afghanistan


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