Variety’s 2017 Dinner with the Stars headliner is James Taylor!

Variety is pleased to announce that legendary singer/songwriter, 5-time Grammy award winner, and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree James Taylor will headline the 2017 Dinner with the Stars gala! The dinner and concert will once again be held at the historic Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis, this year on Saturday, April 29.

Previous Dinner with the Stars entertainers include Diana Ross, Harry Connick, Jr., Kenny Rogers, Ray Charles, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis, Jr., and last year's headliner, Lionel Richie. We're thrilled that, for our 51st annual gala, we can add another musical giant to that list.

Tickets for Dinner with the Stars, with proceeds benefiting kids with special needs, go on sale Friday. Stay tuned for link.

The entire cost will be underwritten by The Steward Family Foundation, World Wide Technology, and Centene Charitable Foundation, meaning all the money raised will go to the kids.