Variety’s Dinner with the Stars has been St. Louis’ premier black-tie gala for more than 50 years. This event brings together some of St. Louis’ most esteemed, philanthropic citizens to celebrate Variety, and experience a performance from iconic, critically acclaimed performers. Steely Dan is an American rock band founded in 1972 by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. Combining rock, jazz, Latin music, reggae, traditional pop, R&B and blues have ranked them at #82 on the VH1 list of the 100 greatest musical artists of all time. Steely Dan’s extraordinary catalog of music is packed with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, blazing solo work, rich ensembles and sleek and subversive lyrics.
Steely Dan enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians including Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs. The group reunited in 1993 and have toured steadily and released new albums, the first, Two Against Nature, earned a Grammy Award for Album of the years. They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Founding member Walter Becker died in 2017, leaving Donald Fagen as the sole original member.
St. Louis native actor, comedian, and movie producer Joe Torry will host the evening’s program alongside several Variety teens. The program will feature a performance by the inclusive Variety Children’s Chorus and celebration of Variety’s 2020 Man and Woman of the Year Lawrence K. Otto and Suzanne Slitherwood.
**This ticket does not include dinner**
This show will include a charity program for the first portion of the evening & then the artist will perform after. For more information on how to reserve a table / ticket to the black tie reception & dinner, please contact Brett Schott at email@example.com