FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on April 15, 2016:
Change in Chilifest 2016 Entertainment Line-Up for Saturday, April 16th
Chilifest 2016 Saturday’s Headliner ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill fell right before the band’s show Thursday night performance in Lubbock, Texas and dislocated his shoulder … forcing them to cancel the concert.
The manager says an ambulance on site took the 66-year-old rocker to the hospital for treatment. ZZ Top momentarily considered going on with the bassist from their opening act, Tim Montana and The Shrednecks — but decided fans would be disappointed if they went on with half-beard power.
Chilifest Inc. wishes Dusty Hill a speedy recovery and completely understands their reason for canceling the 25th Anniversary of Chilifest 2016. The show must go on and we always have a Plan B to back up situations like this. Although Plan B has never been implemented, an event of this caliber always needs a back up plan. So gracing the stage on Saturday in ZZ Top’s place will be announced later this afternoon and it will end the outstanding entertainment line-up of 10 previous performers that took place Friday and into this Saturday.
We aim to please so expect greatness because at the end of this Texas tradition we call Chilifest 2016, the proceeds go to many great causes to better the life of the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas.