ZZ Top, the blues rock and roll trio, is to be honored Saturday by Tennessee, Shelby County and the city of Memphis.

Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill will be special guests at a reception prior to their concert in Memphis.Gov. Ned Ray McWherter will attend and present a special award from the state for helping to "keep the blues alive."

The group has been instrumental in raising money for the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Tenn.