The event was organized by 19-year-old entrepreneur from Wisconsin.
A 19-year-old entrepreneur from La Crosse, Wisconsin, is planning a huge tribute concert at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas to honor the lives of five law enforcement officials who were killed in an ambush on July 7, 2016.
"A year ago today, five brave police officers were stolen from their families, for no justifiable reason," Zak Chaouki said during an event in Dallas last week marking the one-year anniversary of the attack. "I sat on my couch in Wisconsin, in absolute disbelief that I was witnessing such senseless violence becoming a devastating reality. These officers, not a part of any controversy or conflict, were simply protecting one of the nation’s many beautiful cities."
To honor the victims, Chaouki is launching the Dallas Strong Music Festival, May 25-27 2018 at the 95,000-capacity stadium near the Dallas Fair Park. The artist lineup has not yet been announced, but Chaouki said participating artists will include a mix of pop, hip-hop, rock and country. Two-thirds of the proceeds from the concert will go to charity, including Angels of America’s Fallen, which helps the children of military personnel and first responders who have passed away.