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Celebrity Benefit Event

Special Concert and Pageant of the Masters Performance

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Join us for the Celebrity Benefit Event on Saturday, August 24 at the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, the most entertaining and star-studded night of the summer art season. This red carpet one-night affair will offer guests an evening of fine art, entertainment and a special performance of this summer’s popular Pageant of the Masters, titled “The Time Machine.”

Photo by Dewey Nicks

Celebrity Performer

and the Citrus College Blue Note Orchestra

Celebrity Host

2019 Event Schedule

4:30pm Early Entrance for Loge Center Pageant Ticket Holders
5:00pm Celebrity Red Carpet and World-Class Art Show
Grounds open for all ticket holders
6:00pm Live Concert with Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester and the Citrus College Blue Note Orchestra. Open and limited seating. First come, first served.
8:15pm 1 Lucky Winner! Raffle Drawing in the Pageant’s amphitheater. 2019 Acura RDX ($38,295 Estimated Value).
8:30pm Pageant of the Masters Performance
Pageant ticket holders conclude the evening with a performance of “The Time Machine” introduced by award-winning actor, best-selling author and TV Host John O’Hurley.

Food and beverages available for purchase. Terra Laguna Beach restaurant accepting reservations (949) 494-9650. Intermission by Terra and Terra’s Wine Bar will also be open.

Check out last year’s Celebrity Benefit Event

On August 25, 2018, Grammy-winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell performed during one of the most momentous nights of the summer art season: The Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. The event was sponsored by Southern California Acura Dealers, KOST Radio 103.5 and Yamaha. “The concert was fantastic. Steve put on a fun and exciting concert that the audience loved,” said Special Events Director Susan Davis. Guests also enjoyed a private showing of the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show with the work of 140 Orange County artists on display.

After the concert, guests proceeded to the Irvine Bowl to enjoy a special performance of the Pageant of the Masters hosted by actress Sarah Drew. Drew is best known for her roles as Dr. April Kepner on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Hannah Rogers on WB’s Everwood, and the voice of Stacy Rowe on MTV’s Daria.  After a brief introduction, Sarah Drew then pulled the winning ticket for the Festival’s summer-long raffle. The winner of 2019 Acura RDX was Lisa Schabloski from Scottsdale, Arizona. After the winner was announced, guests enjoyed a captivating performance of the critically acclaimed Pageant of the Masters production of “Under the Sun.”

The gala event grossed approximately $200,000 for future arts programming and the Building Fund for improvements of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters facility.

Sponsored by



KOST Radio


Yamaha