The black tie event featured a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and live auction including once in a lifetime luxury items.
The live auction featured a trip to Steven Tyler’s, Aerosmith front-man private estate in Maui, an international trip of the bidder’s choice with Mr. Larry Legend Fitzgerald, dinner with comedians Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Martin Short, a New York City VIP visit including tickets to Broadway’s Hamilton, tickets to the U.S. Open and a VIP Fashion Week experience.
Songwriter and producer David Foster returned for his 19th year as the evening’s musical director. The event featured pperformances throughout the night included McEntire, Smokey Robinson, Brooks & Dunn, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian McKnight, Matteo Bocelli, and America’s Got Talent’s Angelica Hale. Tyler headlined the show with his Nashville band, Loving Mary.
Other celebrity guests included Crystal; actress Candace Cameron Bure; former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly; music producer and singer Randy Jackson; former Phoenix Suns star Tom Chambers; and actresses Gena Lee Nolin and Bo Derek.