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Feinstein plans tribute to Tony Bennett

12/15/2023 12AM

Carnegie Hall Big Band will join in May 17 performance


CARMEL, Ind. – One of the most beloved singers in the history of American popular music will be the focus of Michael Feinstein’s annual spring performance at the Center for the Performing Arts.


Because of You: A Tribute to the Legendary Tony Bennett is set for 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at the Palladium, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.


Singer Tony Bennett puts his arm around the shoulder of performer Michael Feinstein. Both men are wearing dark suits.
Bennett and Feinstein

Supported by the Carnegie Hall Big Band, Feinstein will bring Bennett’s iconic songs to life in a symphony of sound. The performance will feature hits such as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Stranger in Paradise” and many more.


Bennett, who died July 21 at age 96, performed three times at the Palladium, most recently in May 2019, when the Great American Songbook Foundation inducted him into its Songbook Hall of Fame. Feinstein's personal friendship with Bennett will add depth to the performance.


“Tony Bennett is one of the most enduring icons of the 20th century,” said Feinstein, the performer and preservationist who founded the Songbook Foundation and serves as artistic director for the Center for the Performing Arts. “He has created a body of work surpassed by none.”


Tickets starting at $45 are on sale now at, by phone at (317) 843-3800, or in person at the Palladium’s Fifth Third Bank Box Office.


The performance is part of the Hoosier Village & The Barrington of Carmel Songbook Series and the 2023-2024 Center Presents Season, presented in partnership with Allied Solutions.



Michael Feinstein’s Because of You: A Tribute to the Legendary Tony Bennett

8 p.m. Friday, May 17

The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032

Tickets: From $45, on sale now

Purchase and information:

(317) 843-3800


About the Center for the Performing Arts

The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,500-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures, and classes in music and dance. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at