April 22nd, 2016
San Francisco Celebrations for Tony Bennett
If you have been to San Francisco before, you know how easy is it to leave your heart in this magical city. Over the years, Tony Bennett’s remarkable song lyrics have grown from a tribute to the city by the bay into an anthem for residents and visitors alike.
In recognition of the internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett’s contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him with several tributes celebrating his 90th birthday. While his birthday is on August 3, the Tony Bennett celebration will be held on Friday, August 19 in Nob Hill, just half a block away from our Nob Hill hotel.
The festivities will kickoff at 11:30am with a free, public dedication and unveiling of the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Mr. Bennett atop Nob Hill on the lawn of Fairmont San Francisco. On Friday evening, the World Champion San Francisco Giants will pay tribute to the legend with “Tony Bennett Night” as they take on the New York Mets. The weekend’s events culminate on Saturday, August 20 with a benefit dinner and concert in Fairmont San Francisco’s famous Venetian Room where he first performed I Left My Heart in San Francisco in public. Proceeds from the evening will support The Tony Bennett Fund for Emergency Pediatric Care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco Special Events Committee. For tickets and details about the benefit dinner and concert call (415) 554-5257.
If you have been wanting to experience the history of San Francisco first-hand, then book your stay with us today. You will be a part of this momentous occasion!