thewaytohappinessSergio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, has influence the music industry for over five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. The Multi-Grammy Award winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of his band Brasil ‘66 with a special world tour that stops in Southern California for one night only before leaving the U.S.

Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and is a three-time Grammy Award winner. In 2012, Mendes received his first Oscar nomination in the music category for “Real In Rio” from the animated, 3-D feature film “Rio.”  Mendes’ iconic album: “Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, joining Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., and others in the 2012 class of historically significant recordings.

There will be a special party in honor of Mendes before the concert, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. DJ Potira will be spinning Brazilian hits throughout the night. She has developed her own eclectic style; seamlessly wedging classic hip-hop beats between Samba rhythms and Cuíca Drums with Electro, Indie Rock, & Top 40.  The party will also include the pulsing rhythms of samba drummers with Samba da Mudança, the scintillating footwork from professional samba dancers of Samba Soul Dance Company, a full bar with caipirinhas, delicious Brazilian appetizers and healthy açai.

This event takes place on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Redondo Beach, CA 90278.


Sergio Mendes “A Celebration of 50 Years of Brazil 66”
Venue: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (located at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Redondo Beach, CA 90278.)
Date: Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission: $70, Silver Premium Orchestra: $80, Premier Orchestra: $100, Gold Premium Orchestra: $125. To purchase tickets click here.

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