A concert featuring Joe Lopez was canceled on Tuesday by the venue after backlash from the community. The event scheduled for September at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth received multiple complaints after the Tejano concert was announced earlier this month.
Billy Bob’s Texas made the announcement via social media saying, “The Joe Lopez y Grupo Mazz concert scheduled for September 18, 2021, has been canceled. Billy Bob’s Texas remains committed to the citizens of Fort Worth and will continue to take the feedback and concerns of our community seriously.”
The concerns over the performance deal with Lopez, who is a convicted sex offender that was paroled in March 2018 after he served 12 years of his 20-year prison sentence for multiple sex offenses involving his 13-year-old niece in 2004. The 70-year-old singer has always maintained his innocence and is working towards exoneration.
Lopez made his return to the stage in 2019 with the announcement of his Freedom Tour that began in Houston and the initial performance received criticism from victims’ rights advocates.
Lopez was co-founder of legendary Grupo Mazz with late Tejano icon Jimmy Gonzalez in the 1970s, and was lead vocalist for one of the most popular groups in Tejano music, producing several hits and albums. In 1998, he and Gonzalez split and formed separate bands.
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I love his music and I believe he deserves a second chance and I believe that he is ne of the greatest Tejano singers and we all deserve to enjoy his god given talent good luck and God bless Joe lopez hopefully someday we will see him in Arizona!
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HEY I HAVE GOTTEN THE CHANCE TO HEAR THEM PREFORM IN SAN ANGELO MY MAN AND I WENT 2 WEEKS AGO WE LOVED IT. HAD AWSOME TIME HE SOUNDED LIKE THE JOE IN THE 70S .HE IS A SURVIVOR . HE TOOK HID HIT AND CAME BACK BETTER THAN EVER . YOU GO JOE YOU SOUNDED GREAT GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL YOUR BOYS AND FAMILIA
Joe paid his dues leave him the hell alone..great singer still love his music. Everyone deserves a second chance. U all are not perfect
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It’s sad that low Lopez got cancelled. He did his time and he was found not guilty. Sometimes our justice system acts too quickly to condom innocent people. Hope his situation clears up his name and move forward. Wishing Joe Lopez and his band a successful music journey. God bless 🙏❤️ praying for you. Love your fan since I was 15 yes old. Been a fan for 45 years old. I would go see you and the late Jimmy Gonzalez may he RIP 🙏❤️.
sorry but he was convicted and not everyone is as forgiven as you all when you discuss minor being sexual abuse this is unforgivable shows
how arogrant he is I mean 12 year old child what if this happen to your child would you take the man to lunch diner invite him to your house heck no you would not we should know better we are the keeper of our children were suppose to protect and perpetrator push to o fullest extent of the law no no crime against innocent children is forgiven
Like Jesus said throw the first rock how fast we convict a person without really knowing what happen.