Six-time Grammy Award-winner Dionne Warwick is bringing her Favorite Time of Year holiday concert to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Events Center on Friday, December 17 at 8 p.m. The music legend will be accompanied by a 14-piece string section, performing a mix of Christmas and pop classics including “Silent Night,” “Silver Bells,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Joy to the World,” and “My Favorite Things.”
In a career that has spanned six decades, Warwick has charted more than 75 hit songs and sold over 100 million records. The New Jersey native was discovered by legendary songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1961, and went on to record 18 consecutive Top 100 singles including “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Walk on By,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Heartbreaker,” “Déjà Vu,” among countless others. Warwick earned her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San Jose,” and was the first African-American female artist of her generation to win the award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance.
In 1985, Warwick participated in the recording of “That’s What Friends Are For,” which became a No. 1 hit worldwide and raised both awareness and funds for AIDS research, which she continues to support. Other charitable causes include The Starlight Foundation, children’s hospitals, world hunger, disaster relief, and music education for which she has been honored and has raised millions of dollars. Warwick also participated in the all-star charity single, “We Are the World,” performed at Live Aid, and has been honored by AMFAR and Desert Aids Project.
Warwick was inducted into The Grammy Museum, where a special 50th anniversary career exhibit was unveiled. Most recently, she released a star-studded duets album entitled Feels So Good. Warwick was the recipient of the coveted and prestigious 2017 Marian Anderson Award for her career accomplishments and philanthropy. She was honored in a 2018 PBS Television Special, Then Came You, was named 2019 Ambassador to the Smithsonian Institute’s Year in Music and is a 2019 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Tickets for Dionne Warwick’s Favorite Time of Year holiday concert are $39, $49, and $69 and are on sale this Friday, October 1st at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com.