The sweet sounds of multiple Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band will fill the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. as part of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation’s 2023 Annual Celebration, presented by Dr. Lee and Brigitte Mandel, South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center. Proceeds from the evening benefit the education and enrichment programs at the Broward Center.
While seating for the celebration dinner sold out quickly, a limited number of VIP tickets which include valet parking, a 90-minute cocktail reception, preferred seating for the performance and complimentary cocktails throughout the evening are available for $1,250 per person by calling 954.468.3298 or emailing Foundation@BrowardCenter.org.
Tickets to the performance only start at $195. Please note that Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, The Parker and affiliated venues. For tickets to the performance only, patrons may purchase online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 (option 1) or at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets.
James Taylor is the archetypal singer/songwriter who helped create the template for the troubadour style that dominated the 1970s. When he brings his blend of folk, pop, rock, and soul influences to the Foundation’s Annual Celebration to benefit the Broward Center, it will be like a part of history is unfolding before the crowd, with enough tuneful energy to generate some major good-time vibes. The multiple Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songsmith offered up tracks like “Fire and Rain” and “Sweet Baby James” to the collective pop-cultural consciousness in the ‘70s, and they’ve stayed there ever since. He’s continued to make compelling music for many decades, and his shows are an eclectic mix of transfixing new tunes and beloved classics.
“This will be a very intimate evening with one of the icons in music,” said Lisa Kitei, president of the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. “James Taylor has been on our wish list for the Annual Celebration since the beginning. We are ecstatic to welcome him to our stage and grateful to our generous sponsors for making it possible.”
In addition to Presenting Sponsors Dr. Lee and Brigitte Mandel, South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, major sponsors of the Annual Celebration include: “Fire and Rain” Gold Sponsors AutoNation, Burdette Beckmann Inc., Ann M. Burris, Linda Haller, Michelle Howland and S. Donald Sussman, The Salah Foundation, Richard and Christine Welch and Deborah and Gary Wendt; “Sweet Baby James” Silver Sponsors BBX Capital, Jeannette and Marty Engelmann, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Gunster, Hudson Family Foundation, the Ingham Family, Northern Trust, Charlie and Laura Palmer, Lois and John Schmatz, Stiles, Linda and Douglas Von Allmen, Weston Volvo Cars and Weston Nissan and Mark and Linda Wilford; Spirits Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; Program Sponsor Starmark; and Invitation Sponsor Associated Printing Productions, Inc.
For more than 30 years, the Broward Performing Arts Foundation has been instrumental in providing support for the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Foundation was established in 1985 to deliver the required private funding to build the Center and create an endowment to sustain its operations. Over the years, the Foundation has successfully raised funds to support the Broward Center’s innovative and diverse programming, arts-in-education initiatives, community engagement activities and capital projects. In 2021, the Foundation completed a $30 million capital campaign to renovate and restore the iconic Parker Playhouse. Prior to this, it raised $60 million to complete the Encore! capital campaign to renovate, renew and revitalize the Broward Center.
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