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May 28: Celebrate 8 Tribute Concert Texxas Jam Style

Emily Progin, PR and Communications Coordinator / 800.642.8399


8 Years After Lifesaving Transplant – Performances, Auction & Raffle for a Cause

FRISCO, Texas—On Sunday, May 28, the community will come together to celebrate and raise funds for a critical cause. Enjoy incredible tribute musical performances, auctions, swag, and more from 4 p.m. to close at The Revel Patio Grill in Frisco. Funds raised will benefit the national nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of local kidney transplant recipient and musician James Michael McLester.

Fundraiser Details

When: Sunday, May 28 from 4 p.m.

Where: The Revel Patio Grill (9305 Preston Road, Frisco, TX 75033)

What: “Celebrate 8” celebration to recognize 8 years since James Michael McLester received the gift of new life through a living kidney donation. Funds raised will help offset transplant-related expenses through the national nonprofit Help Hope Live via the South-Central Transplant Fund.

Cost: $10 general admission, $15 reserved, $20 VIP


Buy tickets:

Donate: Can’t make it, but want to help and celebrate? Make a tax-deductible donation in honor of James at any time at:

Event Includes:

  • Raffle (tickets 5 for $20 cash)
  • Memorabilia auction – sports, rock ‘n roll, autographed posters, drumheads, lithographs, and more
  • Swag: tees, tanks, jewelry and more from A Tried Stone
  • Wellness Works functional health coaching sessions
  • And more!


  • 5 p.m. Surprise Debut
  • 6 p.m. Ted Nugent tribute Snakeskin Cowboys featuring Jimmy Adcock
  • 7 p.m. Texas Modern-Day Cowboys, a tribute to Tesla, with new vocalist Charles Wagoner of Heroes of Rejection, Appetite for G-N-R, Rock Radio DFW, and Acoustic Asylum
  • 8:30 p.m. Whitesnake/Coverdale/Deep Purple Jam “Hair We Go Again” featuring vocalist David Roberts

About James

Funds raised through this special event will support a worthy cause: the South-Central Texas Transplant Fund through the national medical fundraising nonprofit Help Hope Live in honor of local kidney transplant recipient James Michael McLester.

Celebrating 8 years since he received the gift of life, McLester is grateful to his life-saving living kidney donor and proud to “raise awareness through education and my autobiography to impart hope, especially in these challenging times, to all kidney patients like me and anyone in need of an organ transplant.” Fundraising events in McLester’s honor always include stations with volunteers where attendees can learn all about the gift of life and the pathway to becoming a living donor or registered organ donor.

By supporting the nonprofit Help Hope Live, the event will help to defray some of McLester’s critical post-transplant medical costs. Can’t attend? You can make a donation in his honor online at any time at:

Donations to Help Hope Live are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all funds raised will be managed by the nonprofit to cover verified medical and related expenses. Help Hope Live verifies medical and financial need for every patient.

Celebrating 40 years of hope, Help Hope Live is a national nonprofit that specializes in engaging communities in secure, tax-deductible fundraising campaigns for people who need a transplant or are affected by a catastrophic injury or illness. Since 1983, campaigns organized by Help Hope Live have raised over $172 million to pay patient expenses. ###

Written by Emily Progin