The date has been set: Nov. 18.
The place is ready: ACL Live.
The occasion? The Andy Roddick Foundation Gala. One of the social season’s biggest events. Over the years, the tennis great’s Austin parties have raised more than $20 million for children’s causes, including current after-school programs for needy Austin students.
And now the picture is complete: The entertainer will be Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer John Legend.
Want to attend the cocktail reception, dinner, program and live auction and sit at a table near the stage for the whole star-studded evening? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for table details.
Concert-only tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Oct. 7 and will be available at the ACL Live box office.
Tiny personal note: My editor and I sat on the front row when Legend sang for the grand reopening of Bass Concert Hall. As you might already know, concert lighting forces musicians or speakers to connect visually only with folks up front. So Legend sang directly into our eyes for the whole evening.
Same thing happened to us with Tony Bennett at ACL Live. Two of my all-time favorite concerts, in part because they felt so personal. One reason to opt for those tables if you can.