LAHAINA, Hawaii, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar winning superstar Jeff Bridges, who won the Academy Award for his role in "Crazy Heart," will grace the stage of The Maui Ballroom in Kaanapali located at The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.
The concert will be held on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Doors will open at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale at Expedia.com (or any Expedia outlet on Maui) and Honoluluboxoffice.com, and meet and greets are also available for fans eager to meet and be photographed with "The Dude." Tickets may also be purchased by calling The Honolulu Box Office phone number at (808) 550-8457.
Born into a Hollywood family in 1949, Jeff Bridges began his acting career as an infant. He broke through with The Last Picture Show (1971), for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination. Bridges went on to star in the popular films Heaven's Gate (1980) and TRON (1982), as well as the cult hit The Big Lebowski (1998). Following decades of acclaimed work, he finally nabbed an Oscar for his performance in Crazy Heart (2009).
Series creator and producer Brian Evans, who also appears as the opening act for his concert series, will sing several songs along with Dayle Tejada, both opening the show separately.
"Jeff Bridges has always been one of my favorite actors. "Starman" remains my favorite movie, but everybody loves "The Dude" on Maui," says Evans, who himself began his career as the opening act for Joan Rivers.
Jeff Bridges will perform a special concert for the island. Tickets start at $95, although locals were provided with a $50 ticket price promotion. It marks the first time the Oscar winner has ever performed on Maui.
"We are obviously thrilled that his first concert will be a part of The Maui Celebrity Series," says Evans. "In a venue this small, it's not just a ticket to a show, it's a true moment for people to get a glimpse of one of the most iconic actors and entertainers of our time. They don't make them bigger than Jeff Bridges. The fact that he has allowed us to present him in such an intimate venue is a true privilege."
About Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges is an Academy Award-winning actor known for his starring roles in such films as 'The Last Picture Show,' 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Crazy Heart.' Bridges continued to regularly appear on the big screen in both leading and supporting roles. He headlined TRON Legacy and True Grit in 2010, earning another Oscar nomination for the latter, and was among the stars of R.I.P.D. (2013), The Giver (2014) and Seventh Son (2014).
About Brian Evans
Brian Evans is a big band crooner in the style of Frank Sinatra. His music video "At Fenway," which co-stars William Shatner, has earned Evans nearly 12 million views and was added to The National Baseball Hall of Fame. His most recent video "Creature" resulted in the first music video ever filmed at The Bates Motel, with the approval of The Alfred Hitchcock Estate. His new single "Here You Come Again," is the number 6 most added single to adult contemporary radio, and a music video for the song, starring William Shatner, Dog The Bounty Hunter, Beth Chapman, Leland Chapman, and Paul Rodriguez will be released in March, produced by comedian Carrot Top. Follow Brian Evans on Twitter @croon1. His next music video will be directed by William Shatner for the song "Planet Blue," a new original song by Evans. Evans is also the novelist behind the "Horrorscope" trilogy, "The Funny Robbers," and other novels.
About The Maui Celebrity Series
The Maui Celebrity Series was established in 2010, and debuted with William Shatner. Since then, comedian David Spade, Roseanne Barr, Mos Def, Citizen Cope, and dozens of others have performed. In April, The Maui Celebrity Series will present legendary comics Cheech & Chong on Maui. Follow The Maui Celebrity Series @mauicelebrity
About Dayle Tejada
From Hilo, Hawaii, new pop singer Dayle Tejada will perform several songs at the concert. Follow him on Twitter @daynohtej
About The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands… the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.
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