Tickets on sale for Jay Leno’s performance at ‘An Evening with a Legend’

Tickets are now on sale for UNT Health Science Center’s annual "An Evening with a Legend" fundraiser, this year featuring Jay Leno, the renowned comedian and 22-year host of "The Tonight Show."

The performance benefits the UNT Health Science Center Foundation in support of the university’s research, education and health care mission. Presented with a generous gift by Chase and J.P. Morgan, "An Evening with a Legend" will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall.

The chairs for this year’s event are Pati and Bill Meadows. The honorary chairs are Kay and Ben Fortson. The annual event celebrates the time-honored partnership between UNT Health Science Center and the Fort Worth community.

Ticket options are as follows:

Dawn and Hawkes, an Austin-based indie-folk-Americana duo, will open for Leno. The pair is fresh off an appearance on NBC’s singing competition, "The Voice." They have opened for acts like Chris Isaak and Patty Griffin. 

Leno, who is the recipient of The Kennedy Center’s 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, spent more than two decades behind the most revered desk in late-night comedy. He is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee, winning twice, including the 1995 Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

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