June 18-20, 2015, San Diego's iconic THE US GRANT will welcome guests into luxury accommodations and the hotel's fabled Presidential Ballroom with inspired cuisine, world-class cocktails and unique performances that harken back to the days of the Rat Pack. The three-night event celebrates Frank Sinatra's 2015 centennial year.
“Given THE US GRANT's own storied history, the hotel could not be a more perfect venue to celebrate Sinatra's 100th Birthday,” shared Robert Brandenberg, Director of Operations, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel. “We are excited to create a memorable and enriching guest experience for which THE US GRANT has become synonymous, and at the same time partner with Shelton to pay our respects to Sinatra, one of the entertainment world's greatest legends.”
Following his acclaimed ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role' performance as Frank Sinatra, Richard Shelton will take residency at THE US GRANT for three nights, inviting guests to fully immerse themselves in Sinatra's world, including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet some of Sinatra's own musicians.
Each of three nights promises to be unique in ambiance and on-stage entertainment, curated in partnership by THE US GRANT and Richard Shelton to present the following:
• Thursday, June 18: Behind Those Blue Eyes
A walk down memory lane with Ol' Blue Eyes' original bandmates. Meet Mike Lang (piano), Chuck Berghofer (bass) and Gregg Field (drums) who each had the honor of sharing Sinatra's stage and studio. Meanwhile, witness the transformation of celebrity actor and singer Richard Shelton into Sinatra - the man, the artist and the icon, as he dons one of Sinatra's original tuxedos to share stories and perform a set of stunning Sinatra classics. $120 per person, plus processing fee. Ticket price includes one seat, as well a welcome glass of champagne and hosted appetizers during a pre-show reception, and photo opportunity with Richard Shelton as Sinatra post-show.
• Friday, June 19: Frank's Way
An unplugged evening of Sinatra's greatest hits. Honoring Frank's humble beginnings as a saloon singer, THE US GRANT Presidential Ballroom transforms for one night only into “The Little Club” with Mike Lang (one of Sinatra's famed bandmates) on piano and the sensational Richard Shelton as Sinatra. Journey with the duo from saloon songs like ‘One For My Baby' to billboard favorites such as ‘Fly Me to the Moon' and the ever popular ‘My Way.' $120 per person, plus processing fee. Ticket price includes one seat, as well a welcome glass of champagne and hosted appetizers during a pre-show reception, and photo opportunity with Richard Shelton as Sinatra post-show.
• Saturday, June 20: The Main Event, Our Way
He's back! After 3 years of retirement, Sinatra marked his much-anticipated return to the stage with a masterpiece of entertainment performed to an eager crowd of 20,000 fans at Madison Square Garden and televised live throughout the nation. Celebrate the grand finale to Richard Shelton's 3-night residency at THE US GRANT with our version of 'The Main Event', featuring Elliot Deutsch's fabulous 12-piece swing band to accompany Shelton through Sinatra's original set infused with plenty of surprises along the way. Once the curtain falls, the revelry continues with an open dance floor. $165 per person, plus processing fee. Ticket price includes one seat, and intermezzo dinner reception featuring hosted Chef's stations, desserts and a Fonté espresso bar. Post-show, guests will have a photo opportunity with Richard Shelton as Sinatra, and the dance floor will be open to guests until 11 p.m.
In addition, guests looking to experience an overnight stay can enjoy THE US GRANT's special ‘Sinatra Package' which includes two tickets to an evening performance featuring Richard Shelton as Frank Sinatra and a specialty crafted Jack Daniels welcome amenity. For more information, please visit www.sinatraatthegrant.eventbrite.com, www.usgrant.net or call 619-232-3121.