Feinstein to play tribute to Bennett


Michael Feinstein’s annual spring performance at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel will feature songs by legendary popular music singer Tony Bennett.

“Because of You: A Tribute to the Legendary Tony Bennett” is set for 8 p.m. May 17 at the Palladium.

Supported by the Carnegie Hall Big Band, Feinstein will bring Bennett’s iconic songs to life. 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 at thecenterpresents.org, 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 2023-24 Center PresentsSeason, presented in partnership with Allied Solutions.