Legends Gala

Legends Gala 2023

On Saturday, September 16, 2023 the Granada Theatre will host its seventh annual Legends Gala honoring local legends who, through lifetime achievement, have illuminated and advanced the performing arts in a significant way. This year’s honorees include:

Brooks and Kate Firestone – Philanthropists
Ensemble Theatre Company at the New Vic – Cultural Organization
Fannie Flagg – Artist

The elegant black-tie banquet is hosted on the stage of the historic Granada Theatre overlooking the magnificent auditorium. The program for the evening includes live entertainment, a gourmet three-course dinner featuring local fare, wines and signature cocktails, and the “Legends Awards” to celebrate and pay tribute to the distinguished honorees.

Past Legends Honorees

The 2022 Legends Honorees
Joan and Palmer Jackson – Philanthropists
State Street Ballet – Cultural Organization
Allen Sides – Artist

The 2019 Legends Honorees
Dan and Meg Burnham – Philanthropists
Opera Santa Barbara – Cultural Organization
Carol Burnett – Artist

2018 Legends Honorees
Sara Miller McCune – Philanthropist
Santa Barbara Symphony – Cultural Organization
Kenny Loggins – Artist

2017 Legends Honorees
Anne and Michael* Towbes – Philanthropists
Music Academy – Cultural Organization
Marilyn Horne – Artist

2016 Legends Honorees
Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz – Philanthropists
UCSB Arts & Lectures – Cultural Organization
Christopher Lloyd – Artist

2015 Legends Honorees
Sarah and Roger Chrisman – Philanthropists
CAMA – Cultural Organization
Barry DeVorzon – Artist