Variety Children's Charity Dinner with the Stars Featuring James Taylor
A limited number of tickets for the Variety program and James Taylor performance will be available to the public. This show will include a charity program for the first portion of the evening with the artist performing after. *Ticket does not include dinner.
There is no dress code for the show, however we encourage guests to dress more upscale given the formal gala prior to the show.
The entire cost will be underwritten by The Steward Family Foundation, World Wide Technology, and Centene Charitable Foundation, meaning all the money raised will go to the kids.
For more information regarding a table/ticket to the black tie reception & dinner, please contact [email protected].
James Taylor: Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Taylor first received worldwide recognition with his 1970 album Sweet Baby James and the hit single “Fire and Rain”. The next year he had the biggest hit of his career with the #1 hit “You’ve Got A Friend”, which earned him his first Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance in 1971.
Over four decades later his warm baritone, introspective lyrics and unique guitar playing still blaze a path to which young musicians aspire. He has sold over 100 million albums throughout his career and has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. Taylor has been inducted into both the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His songs have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life, including hits like “Country Road”, “Your Smiling Face”, “Sweet Baby James”, “Shower The People” and “Mexico”.
In the summer of 2015 Taylor released Before This World, his first new studio album in thirteen years, which earned him his first ever #1 album on the Billboard Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.
In a career marked by artistic triumphs, the past few years for Taylor have been notable for both creative virtuosity and recognition of exceptional achievement. In 2012, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and in 2011, was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. Then in 2015, Taylor was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. In December last year he was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, which are presented annually to individuals who have enriched American culture by distinguished achievement in the performing arts.
About Varity Week: Variety will honor Ameren’s Chairman and CEO, Warner Baxter as Variety’s 2017 Man of the Year and Community Volunteer, Carol Voss as Variety’s 2017 Woman of the Year. This year marks Marilyn Fox’s 21th year as Dinner with the Stars Chairman. Last year’s Dinner with the Stars, featuring music legend Lionel Richie, raised nearly $2.5 million for Variety. Every dollar raised during Variety Week stays in St. Louis to purchase vital medical equipment and fund specialized programs for the more than 9,500 families Variety serves each year.
About Variety: Variety is St. Louis’ best resource for kids with disabilities and their families. Variety focuses on four core areas to help kids reach their full potential: providing medical equipment; the therapy to use it, developing unique educational and recreational programs. We change kid’s lives by improving skills, socialization, self-esteem and independence. For more information, visit www.varietystl.org.
Tickets may be purchased at the Scottrade Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com. There is a facility fee on all tickets purchased at all locations, including at the Scottrade Center Box Office. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314-622-5420.
Variety Children's Charity Dinner with the Stars Featuring James Taylor Schedule
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