September 6, 2019 // Friday@ 7:30 PM
Globe News Center for the Performing Arts
Friends of Fogelberg takes its name from the late Dan Fogelberg, a popular American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who died from prostate cancer in 2007. Amarillo musician Joe Ed Coffman, a longtime fan of Fogelberg’s music, started the benefit concert as a way to honor the last wishes of Fogelberg, who urged men to take measures to prevent and detect prostate cancer.
While the purpose of Amarillo’s “Friends of Fogelberg” benefit concert has always been about raising money to prevent prostate cancer, showcasing the best of the local music scene has been the primary way to get the community interested in helping out for the past decade.
For this year, Friends of Fogelberg is joining forces with Friends of AJ Swope to also shine a light on an effort to build an outdoor performance venue in downtown Amarillo to be called AJ Swope Plaza to honor the memory of one of Amarillo’s most beloved musicians.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact, Gainor Davis, at the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation at 806-331-6937.