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It was December 17th, 2007 when Joe Ed Coffman (in pain of losing his favorite musician to cancer) began calling musicians about putting together a benefit concert to play Dan Fogelberg’s music, and raise money for prostate cancer awareness. In 2008, the first concert took place. The concerts and dream continue, raising over $400,000 in 15 years, and screening over 5,800 men at the Free PSA Screenings. This year the concert, “Dan & Rockin’ the 70s”, happening on September 6th, will be co-hosted by Doppler Dave Oliver, Stephen Cost, and Dr. David Wilhelm of Amarillo Urology. Doppler Dave’s and Steve Cost’s prostate cancer was detected by the free screenings provided by YOUR donations, and because of that, they are here today to share their stories. Two special guests will be featured this year as well – Billy Stull and Jim Wilson, Amarillo natives. Billy was the owner of the iconic Billy’s Band-Aid, a local music store. Jim Wilson has worked with such artists as Paul McCartney, Elton John, and a guy named Dan Fogelberg, to name just a few. Jim has just released his book, “Tuned In” and will be signing copies at the concert. Please make plans to attend Friends of Fogelberg in September. You’re sure to have a great time while helping in the fight against prostate cancer!

“I never dreamed Friends of Fogelberg would have become what it has. When Dan Fogelberg died of prostate cancer in 2007, I decided to fight what killed him. I thought the concert in 2008 would be one and done, but the people of Amarillo and surrounding areas have indeed made this a cause that has truly saved men’s lives! Friends of Fogelberg simply would not work without our generous donors, who are the key to our success. My thanks also go to all the wonderful musicians who have put on great concerts over the years, giving of their time and talent. If you haven’t been to a Friends of Fogelberg concert, you don’t know what you’re missing, if you have, we would love to see you there again!” – JOE ED COFFMAN, FOUNDER, FRIENDS OF FOGELBERG

TICKETS GO ON SALE AUGUST 2, 2024 at For sponsorship opportunities please contact Gainor Davis at 806-331-6937 or

Pictured: David Tarpley, Doppler Dave Oliver, Steve Cost

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