A public memorial for Kidd Kraddick, billed as a “Tribute to Kidd,” will take place August 15 on the AT&T Plaza in front of the American Airlines Center. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. local time.
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.
“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.”
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.
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