The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa plans to mark its 30th anniversary with a fundraising concert headlined by Grammy Award-winner Carole King.
Proceeds from the Candlelight Concert fundraiser, scheduled for its usual first–Friday-in December date on Dec. 2, will benefit the center’s artistic programs. Luxury jeweler Lugano Diamonds and Wells Fargo have signed on as main sponsors.
The event program is set for a red carpet entrance and cocktail reception, followed by the fundraiser concert in Segerstrom Hall, dinner and dancing. Tracy and Roger Kirwan and Jaynine and David Warner are co-chairs of the event.
King, who sang “You’ve Got a Friend” on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, is well known for co-writing hits “Take Good Care Of My Baby,” “The Loco-Motion,” “Up On The Roof,” “Chains,” “One Fine Day,” “Hey Girl,” “I’m Into Something Good” and Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman.”
She joins a list of celebrated artists who have headlined previous Candlelight concerts, including Diana Krall, Diana Ross, Frankie Valli, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Kenny Loggins, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Mathis, Donna Summer, Smokey Robinson, and Frank Sinatra, Jr.