Apr 27 , 2013

Variety's Dinner with the Stars

Tickets  $80

Variety the Children's Charity of St Louis is pleased to announce that, music legend Santana will headline at the Dinner with the Stars black tie gala and Joe Buck will return as Emcee!

Mezzanine-level tickets for the Variety program including Carlos Santana may be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at 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.

Tickets to the black-tie dinner or the Cabaret Club cocktail reception are available only by contacting Variety directly at 314-720-7704.

Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis will celebrate more than 80 years of helping St. Louis kids with disabilities as Variety Week 2013 culminates with the most anticipated social event of the year, the Dinner with the Stars black tie gala.

The dinner and concert will be held at the Peabody Opera House, and the entire cost will be underwritten by World Wide Technology,Centene Corporation and the Steward Family Foundation; meaning all the money raised will go to Variety Kids.

Variety thanks Ron and Cheri Fromm, Brown Shoe Company, and David Steward whose special relationship with Carlos made his appearance possible. Variety Week is the pillar fundraising and awareness campaign for the charity.

For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 90 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy® Awards, including a record-tying nine for a single project, 1999's Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Smooth"). He has also received Billboad Center Award (1996), Santana was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998); and, the Billboard Latin Music Awards' Lifetime Achievement honor (2009). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has also been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Celebrating the chart debut of Guitar Heaven...The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time (Arista) in 2010, Santana joined the ranks of the Rolling Stones as the only musical act in chart history to score at least one Top 10 album in every decade beginning with the 1960s. He is also currently headlining at a two-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

Carlos Santana has devoted himself to a lifelong commitment to social activism and humanitarian causes. The Milagro Foundation, originally established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998, has granted more than five million dollars to non-profit programs supporting underserved children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health.

Fox Sports'Joe Buck returns this year as Emcee, and this year marks Marilyn Fox’s 16th year as Dinner with the Stars Chairman. Variety will honor Edward Jones managing partner, Jim Weddle as Variety’s 2013 Man of the Year and Noémi Neidorff as Variety’s 2013 Woman of the Year.

Variety's Dinner with the Stars Schedule

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