Friday, August 9, 2013 , Updated 10:00 a.m., August 15, 2013
Ben Folds will play free memorial show in Dallas August 15 for Kidd Kraddick
It takes place a few hours before the Kidd's Kids concert at House of Blues the same night.
According to Ladd Biro, the late morning-show host’s publicist, “Local dignitaries from around the Dallas/Fort Worth area will speak to Kidd’s impact on the community.” There will also be several musical guests, among them Ben Folds, who will perform.
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“Thursday is going to be a beautiful day of remembrance doing two things my dad loved: listening to great music and supporting Kidd’s Kids,” said Caroline Cradick, Kraddick’s daughter, in this morning’s announcement. “This charity meant so much to him and it is such an honor to carry on his legacy. Thank you to all of the fans for your kind words. I feel the love every day and am lucky to have a father that left such an impact. I’m also really excited to see Ben Folds, dad’s and my favorite artist, who we share a lot of fond memories with.”
Following the event is the first-ever Concert for Kidd’s Kids, featuring the Jonas Brothers, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the House of Blues. Per the release, “Guests are welcome to stay at the AT&T Plaza after the public memorial and enjoy a closed-circuit feed of the concert.”
That concert was announced on July 26 — one day before Kraddick, at the age of 53, died in New Orleans of an enlarged heart caused by cardiac disease.
Video of the memorial will also be streamed at KiddTV.com.
Tim Halperin will also perform at the Kidd’s Kids concert. Below is a video he posted yesterday: his cover of Ben Folds’ “The Luckiest,” which the former American Idol contestant says was Kraddick’s favorite song. “He had a tattoo of ‘The Luckiest’ with music notes on his left bicep,” writes Halperin, “and he proudly showed it off to me the first morning I was on the air when he realized I share the love for Ben Folds’ music.”
Tim Halperin - The Luckiest - For Kidd Kraddick (Ben Folds Cover)
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