Superstar Barry Manilow Headlines 25th Annual Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday, March 23rd

Night of Excitement will benefit the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute and numerous local charities

One of the nation’s most legendary ballad singers and composers will be performing at one of the country’s most renowned charity events. Make plans now to attend a once-in-a-lifetime experience as Barry Manilow performs in front of special guests, celebrities and VIPs at the 25th Annual Celebrity Fight Night on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Grammy Award-winning leading lady of country music Reba McEntire will host Celebrity Fight Night for the 15th year. This exciting evening will take place at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix with the red-carpet festivities starting at 5:00 p.m. All proceeds raised will support the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute, as well as several other charities.

1 out of 20 people at the age of 65 will have Alzheimer’s. That number increases to 1 out of 3 when a person reaches the age of 85. The medical professionals at Barrow’s Alzheimer’s Program and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center are housed in the same area and are working diligently and collaboratively to find cures for both diseases

The Barrow program is actively involved in researching and testing promising new treatments; and is committed to providing continuing care and counseling to Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers.

For the 25th year, celebrities, dignitaries and professional athletes from all over the world will unite for an action-packed evening filled with incredible live auction items and musical performances by many of today’s hottest stars. Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster will return as Celebrity Fight Night’s Musical Director for his 20th year. In addition to Manilow and McEntire, other marquee entertainers headlining the event will include contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith, actress and performer Rita Wilson, singer Pia Toscano, America’s Got Talent rising star, Angelica Hale, violinist Caroline Campbell and Shawn King. More celebrities and entertainers will continue to be announced.

Special honorees for the evening include fabled American music producer and 27-time Grammy Award-winner Quincy Jones, Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow and Dr. Abraham Lieberman, the medical director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute.

“For 25 years, we’ve treated Celebrity Fight Night audiences to the world’s greatest entertainers and this year will be no different as we welcome Barry Manilow,” said Jimmy Walker, Founder of Celebrity Fight Night. “With the help of our celebrity friends and incredibly generous donors, we are once again excited to raise millions of dollars and make a difference in the lives of those who need our support.”

Individual tickets for Celebrity Fight Night start at $1,500 - $10,000. To purchase tickets or to get more information on the event, please visit, or call (602) 956-1121.

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About Celebrity Fight Night Celebrity Fight Night has gifted more than $86 million over the past 24 years benefitting the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as several other worthy charities. The black-tie event features a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner, and an exciting live auction including one-of-a-kind luxury items and experiences. Celebrity Fight Night Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1994 by Jimmy Walker and supports the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, as well as numerous other charities. For more information, visit