Tickets are going fast, but are still available for the Paul Todd concert, "Illuminated, the music of lights," at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.
A portion of ticket sales for the performance will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. When purchasing tickets, use the code word "Christmas" - it will associate ticket sales to the food bank.
Tickets begin at $25 and may be purchased by calling Barbara B. Mann. They can be purchased by calling the ticket office at 481-4849 or at the box office Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year's program will include 1,500 audience participants receiving complimentary hand-held sound activated light bars to use during the performance to provide an amazing light display. Joining Todd will be Amy Van Wyk, Jeff Ramsey, Ellie Vandermuese, Paul Todd Jr., Christie Cole and special friends.
Todd plays six keyboards simultaneously. His fingers and feet move at lightning speed and he is known for smooth and powerful vocals, combining talent with a sparkling wit. He has been amazing audiences since he won the prestigious National Yamaha Keyboard Contest at age 14.
He has performed with a number of great musicians. Since beginning his solo career, he has experienced all facets of the music industry. Todd has composed the theme songs for many prominent organizations and scores for two musicals.
"Illuminated, the music of lights"
7:30 p.m. Dec. 10
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers
The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to families in need through a network of 160 nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades counties that provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. More than 1 million pounds of food are distributed by the Harry Chapin Food Bank monthly.
For every dollar donated, about $6 in food value goes back to the community. In the past fiscal year, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed more than 15 million pounds of food and other grocery items valued at more than $24.9 million - roughly the equivalent of 12.5 million meals to people in need.
For additional information about or to contribute financially to the Harry Chapin Food Bank, call 334-7007 or go to: harrychapinfoodbank.org.