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Dinner with the Stars featuring James Taylor February 28, 2017 6:32 PM

Variety is pleased to announce that legendary singer/songwriter, 5-time Grammy award winner, and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree James Taylor will headline the 2017 Dinner with the Stars gala held at the historic Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis Saturday, April 29.

Previous Dinner with the Stars entertainers include Diana Ross, Harry Connick, Jr., Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis, Jr., and last year’s headliner, Lionel Richie. We’re thrilled that, for our 51st annual gala, we can add another musical giant to that list.

Tickets* for the Variety program and James Taylor performance, starting at $65, go on sale Friday, February 10 at Ticketmaster.com.

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 wes@varietystl.org

About Variety Week

The dinner and concert will be held at the Peabody Opera House, and also for the fifth time 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. Variety Week is the pillar fundraising and awareness campaign for the charity.

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.

To learn more about Variety Week, click here