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Help Us Welcome Grammy Award-Winning Sensation, David Foster, to the Van Wezel

This season, with more than 100 events, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall has carried on the long tradition of presenting spectacular Broadway musicals, top national and international performers, popular comedians, world-class symphony orchestras and a compelling mix of dance. On February 28th, sixteen-time Grammy-winner David Foster is making his Sarasota premiere at the Van Wezel!

A prolific songwriter, David played a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé and has written for dozens of other stars. A performer in his own right, he hosted “Foster & Friends” — two star-studded concert events that were filmed for Great Performances on PBS. David’s Hit Man and The Hit Man Returns became PBS’ highest-rated pledge drive shows.

It’s not surprising that Foster became a consummate performer, and you can experience the magic when he performs at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. This concert will feature many of David’s well-known hits, with musicians and vocalists performing along with him, including “You’re the Inspiration”, “And Love Goes On”, “Follow Me”, “Only You” and “Please Hold On.”

Foster has also been rewarded with professional honors, including being inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2002, The Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2007, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in the U.S., also in 2010. In 2013, Foster received hisstar on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. It is located on Vine Street in front of the iconic Capitol Records building, adjacent to the stars of his musical heroes —John, Paul, George and Ringo — a thrill for the self-described “biggest Beatles fan on the planet.” The location is doubly meaningful as Capitol was the label that signed Foster’s band Skylark in 1971.

Tickets are $62-$82 and may be purchase online at, in-person at the Box Office or by calling 941-953-3368. Tickets purchased 7 days or less before the event will be held in Will Call under your name at the venue box office. Please present a valid ID. All sales are final.

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Villa San Carlos Apartments in Port Charlotte, Florida is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, February 28, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34236

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