Tickets Go on Sale Friday, Aug. 9
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 29, 2013) – Living Legend Tony Bennett will have his debut at The Mahaffey Theater Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $65 go on sale Friday, Aug. 9 at noon.
Bennett, who turns 87 in August, is the beloved singer of American popular “classical” music, easy listening standards, show tunes, jazz and, more recently, duets. His duets are with prominent singers of varying techniques including Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, k.d. lang and Lady Gaga.
An NEA Jazz Master, Tony Bennett has won 17 Grammy® Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award and two Emmys. He has also been honored by the Kennedy Center.
His early influences were Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby among other classical singers. He had his first #1 popular song, “Because of You” in 1951 and reached an artistic peak in jazz singing later that decade.
Bennett sang his ballad, his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in 1962. Flash forward to the late ‘80s and ‘90s: Tony Bennett was discovered by a new audience, the MTV Generation. Unplugged, his album resulting from a 1994 MTV appearance, went Platinum and won multiple Grammys including the top prize of Album of the Year.
Not bad for an Italian-American singer who has sold more than 50 million records worldwide and who can still keep up with the times and younger generations singing with a clear voice without visual effects and advanced lighting schemes.
Tickets for Tony Bennett are $65, $85, $95, $115, $150. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday –Saturday and at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
About The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
About The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.