Barry Manilow is coming to Sarasota.
The singer/songwriter/showman, who is still filling large venues after a nearly half a century of hit making, will entertain fans on Feb. 16 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Earlier this year, Manilow, who’s now 74 years old, released a new album titled “This is My Town: Songs of New York.” At the Van Wezel show, fans can expect to hear songs from that album, plus a lot of Manilow’s hits, which include “Mandy,” “I Write the Songs” and “Copacabana.”
The Manilow concert is the featured performance of the 17th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala. Gala tickets (which include cocktails by the bay, live and silent auctions, an elegant dinner, Golden Circle seating for the Manilow performance, a drawing for a 2018 Jaguar XE and an exclusive after-party) start at $600 and go as high as $1,200 for VIP tickets.
Tickets for just the concert start at $56.