CLEARWATER - Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour 2012, starring David Benoit, Javier Colon, Sheila E. and introducing Margo Rey comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.
During this holiday season, Ruth Eckerd Hall and Dave Koz have partnered with HEP, the Homeless Emergency Project, to help the homeless by hosting a canned food drive that will benefit homeless individuals and families in Pinellas County. Donate three canned goods and receive a coupon for $10 off a ticket to the Dave Koz And Friends Christmas Tour 2012 concert. Drop off and redemption at Ruth Eckerd Hall during business hours only. Some restrictions may apply.
“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Ruth Eckerd Hall for this worthwhile cause,” Koz said. “We look forward to our annual concert at this wonderful venue and hope everyone can help the good folks at HEP.”
In addition to being a seven-time Grammy nominee, Koz is also the Starlight Children’s Foundation global ambassador and has partnered with California Pizza Kitchen to bring holiday cheer to audiences and restaurant guests across the U.S. Beginning this month, KOZ Wines’ delicious “You Make Me Smile” Chardonnay and “Know You By Heart” Merlot wines will be available by the glass and bottle at all California Pizza Kitchen locations nationwide. In addition, CPK is also partnering on the Dave Koz and Friends Christmas 2012 tour. A special CPK surprise will be given away at each stop on the tour … a tasty early holiday gift.
This cherished holiday tradition marking its 15th anniversary returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest and brightest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz. Joining Dave this year will be GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/composer David Benoit, Javier Colon, winner of the inaugural season of NBC's hit television show, The Voice, and the inimitable drummer/percussionist/vocalist Sheila E., who has toured with artists such as Prince, Cyndi Lauper and Ringo Starr. Joining these special guests will be singer/songwriter Margo Rey.
Koz’s latest record, the Grammy-nominated Hello Tomorrow, features the chart-topping hits Put The Top Down and Anything’s Possible. He has also released four classic holiday albums.
Reserved tickets priced at $85, $58 and $48 are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.rutheckerdhall.com. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to showtime.
KOZ Wines is proud to support Starlight's programs, which distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. While doctors work to restore a child's health, Starlight works to restore his or her spirit.