ZZ TOP to headline 2021 Legends Concert event to benefit HSC

By Alex Branch

Texas trio and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, ZZ TOP, will be the featured artist for the 2021 Legends Concert Series – the signature fundraising event for The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC). 

Texas trio and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, ZZ TOP, will be the featured artist for the 2021 Legends Concert Series – the signature fundraising event for The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC).

The benefit, presented by JPMorgan Chase, will happen on October 4th at Dickies Arena. The show will go on as planned, with long-time friend of the band Elwood Francis playing bass. Any updates will be shared as soon as they are available. We join in mourning the loss of Rock and Roll Legend Dusty Hill and send our condolences to the ZZ Top family. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the opening act Zach Bryan, followed by Pat Green. Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are available now and tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, August 6.

Proceeds will contribute to the HSC Legends Scholarship Fund, which supports student scholarships. These generous dollars equally benefit each of the six HSC schools, including the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. Chairs for the event are Marianne Auld and Jimmy Coury.

“The Legends Concert Series brings music and entertainment to a Fort Worth community that has a long tradition of giving,” said Auld, Managing Partner and Chair of Appellate Section at Kelly Hart. “The philanthropic dollars raised by this annual event help educate Texas’ future doctors and health care providers.”

Since the inaugural Legends event in 2013, more than $2 million has been raised to support HSC’s patient-centered education, ground-breaking research, and outstanding clinical care.

ZZ TOP band members – Billy F. Gibbons, the late Dusty Hill and Frank Beard – made music together for almost 50 years. The group, sometimes known as “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” now includes Billy F. Gibbons, Elwood Francis, and Frank Beard.

“ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation.” The band, which formed in Houston in 1969, has toured across United States and the world.

ZZ TOP has sold millions of records throughout its career. The group’s recognizable style has deep influences from the Blue genre, including legendary artists Muddy Waters and B.B. King.

The group, designated as Heroes of the State of Texas, has been referenced in cartoons and television shows. Their enduring popularity with fans made them a rock institution.


Purchase tickets, VIP packages or sponsorships:  

Call Lee Ann Embry at 817-735-0204 or email LeeAnn.Embry@unthsc.edu.  

A portion of all sponsorship and ticket purchases made through HSC is tax deductible.


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