Thursday, July 09, 2015

Tony Bennett returning for concert on Saturday, September 19 at Scheidegger Center

Legendary singer Tony Bennett is booked to return to the St. Louis area this fall to perform at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19 at Lindenwood University's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, 2300 W Clay in St Charles.

Bennett (pictured) last appeared in St. Louis in November 2011 at the Fox Theater. Since then, his duet album with pop diva Lady Gaga, Cheek to Cheek, and a followup live album, both released last year, became unexpected hits, and the ever-swinging octogenarian, now 88 years old, is touring once again this summer with Gaga.

Bennett's concert on September 19 will be the first in Scheidegger Center's 2015-16 "main stage" performing arts series, which also will feature another event of potential interest to jazz fans, as Frank Sinatra, Jr. presents "Sinatra Sings Sinatra - The Centennial Celebration" on Saturday, December 19.

Described as "a one-of-a-kind multi-media experience," the tribute performance incorporates "stories, photos, videos, and songs," and features a big band including former sidemen of Sinatra, senior.

Other shows in the venue's "Main Stage" series will include the Doobie Brothers (October 10), Natalie Cole (December 12), standup comic Sinbad (January 30), Michael Bolton (February 11), BeeGees tribute act Stayin' Alive (March 19), a touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (April 7): and "Roots and Boots," with country singers Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Pam Tillis (April 16).

Tickets for Tony Bennett are priced from $69.50 to $99.50, while ducats for "Sinatra Sings Sinatra - The Centennial Celebration" will set you back from $59.50 to $89.50. Tickets for all the shows in the Scheidegger Center's "main stage" series will be on sale online only at starting next Monday, July 13, and then also at the Scheidegger Center box office beginning Monday, July 27.

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