Friends of Fogelberg Event to Benefit Arrington Cancer Center

Published 08/22 2014 12:34PM

Updated 08/22 2014 06:02PM

Dan Fogelberg, musician, songwriter and composer - best known for his 1980 hit “Longer” and his 1981 hit “Leader of the Band” - died of prostate cancer at age 56 on Dec. 16, 2007.

In a September tribute concert, Lubbock musicians and others will continue Fogelberg’s quest to defeat prostate cancer with a fundraiser to benefit Covenant Health’s Joe Arrington Cancer Center (JACC).

The concert also is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Joe Arrington, namesake of the center, who himself died of prostate cancer.

Friends of Fogelberg is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 18, in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater. Tickets are $25 at selectaseatlubbock.com, and sponsorships of the event are still available.

Emcees for the evening are Junior Vasquez and Dr. Carl Britton, a local urological surgeon.

Scheduled performers include Kenny Maines, The Attendings, Mike Pritchard, Mark Wallney, Woody Key, David Dale, Cary Banks, Jerry Slater, Bo Garza, Junior Vasquez, Mikaela Vasquez and The Friends Band.

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