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MESQUITE, TEXAS (January 2022) The 15th Annual Lone Star Legacy Gala and Concert will display chart-topping hits from rock-n-roll legends Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Saturday, Feb. 26, at Mesquite Arena. All proceeds from the event, presented by the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation, Bloomfield Homes and Dallas Regional Medical Center, will benefit Mesquite ISD teachers and students through the funding of innovative educational programs.

Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rocks most memorable hits including We Belong, Invincible, Love Is A Battlefield, Promises In The Dark, We Live For Love, Heartbreaker and Hell Is For Children. Together they have created two multi-platinum, five platinum and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over 30 million records worldwide and have won an unprecedented four consecutive GRAMMY® awards. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than three and a half decades. Pat and Neil continue to tour, selling out concerts everywhere. Their chemistry will undoubtedly be thrilling music fans forever.

“The Mesquite ISD Education Foundation could not be more excited to celebrate our teachers and students in-person again for the annual Lone Star Legacy Gala and Concert, after a year off,” said Randy Lewallyn, Mesquite ISD Education Foundation Executive Director. “Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo continue our tradition of bringing world-class entertainment to raise funds for innovative classroom grants in Mesquite ISD.”

"It’s an honor for me and my fellow Board Members to serve Mesquite ISD teachers and students and to be a part of bringing world-class entertainment to Mesquite and North Texas,” said Greg Noschese, Board President of the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation. “We’ve done our best to provide ticket pricing and table sponsorship options that allow anyone to come out for a great night of entertainment. As always, our collective purpose is to support the Mesquite ISD’s amazing teachers and students. We thank all of our sponsors for helping make this possible and invite you to join us in this effort.”

In addition to a night of great music, the event will feature a live auction as well as a four-day online auction. Table sponsorships are available on the arena floor beginning at $1,250 for a table of eight people. Concert tickets will be sold to the public through Ticketmaster and the Mesquite Arena Box Office beginning Thursday, Jan. 13.  All concert tickets are reserved seating and prices range from $40 to $85.

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