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MESQUITE, TEXAS (December 2016) The eleventh annual Lone Star Legacy Gala will feature Grammy winning artist, entertainer and performer Rick Springfield as the headline concert entertainment. The event will be held on February 25, 2016 at Mesquite Arena. All proceeds benefit Mesquite ISD teachers and students through the funding of innovative educational programs.

Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s an accomplished actor who most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film Ricki and the Flash, gave a chameleonic performance as the creepy Dr. Pitlor in HBO’s prestige drama True Detective and is earning great reviews for his portrayal of Lucifer this season on the CW hit, Supernatural. In 2014, Springfield was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located around the corner from the first apartment he lived in when he first arrived in the U.S. from Australia in 1971.

“The Education Foundation is thrilled to announce Rick Springfield as the musical talent for the 11th Annual Lone Star Legacy Gala.” said David Belt, Board President of the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation. “We are very confident that people will come out for this caliber of entertainment. Generous gala sponsors and ticket buyers will help us fund innovative grants in Mesquite ISD. This unique community event provides great opportunity for students and teachers in Mesquite ISD.

The Lone Star Legacy Gala will be held at Mesquite Arena on February 25, 2017. In addition to a night of great music, the event will feature a live auction as well as a 7-day on-line auction. Table Sponsorships are being sold on the arena floor beginning at $1,000 for a table of eight people. Concert tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster and the Mesquite Arena Box Office beginning January 12. All concert tickets are reserved seating and ticket prices will range from $25 - $60.

For more information about the Lone Star Legacy Gala, including table sponsorship information or concert ticket details, visit http://www.mesquitefoundation.org

For more information about the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation visit http://www.mesquitefoundation.org.

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