By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
South Padre Parade
At 7 p.m. Thursday, the Rebels and Bandoleros show will showcase ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert. The two legendary rock bands will hit the stage at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, located on 2600 N. 10th St. (Hwy 336), in what has grown to be a highly anticipated gig.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the music is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets went on sale August 26 but remain available. For more info on ticket availability, call (800) 745-3000, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
State Farm Arena General Manager Eric Blockie previously expressed enthusiasm about the concert. Blockie said he was excited to have ZZ Top return to the Valley, and he was especially pleased with Lynyrd Skynyrd booking a show down here as it’s been some time since the “Sweet Home Alabama” rockers have been in these parts.
“Here at State Farm Arena, we’re always trying to bring a diverse amount of talent to the Valley, and this show is just another one of those diverse acts we like to bring,” Blockie said.
Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top have long carried the banner of southern rock, utilizing old school blues and hard rock fused with the twang of the south to produce some of the most memorable music in the mainstream.