David Foster Plans Star-Studded 75th Birthday Extravaganza at Hollywood Bowl

Legendary songwriter David Foster gears up for a star-studded birthday bash at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring a lineup of music icons and close friends, including Katharine McPhee.

David Foster Plans Star-Studded 75th Birthday Extravaganza at Hollywood Bowl
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David Foster, the acclaimed songwriter and producer behind countless hits, is preparing to celebrate his 75th birthday in grand style at the Hollywood Bowl. The milestone event, slated for November 3rd, promises to be an unforgettable evening filled with performances from some of the biggest names in music, all of whom Foster has collaborated with over his illustrious career.

Among the stellar lineup are Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Bublé, Kristen Chenoweth, Charlie Puth, Kristin Chenoweth, and his wife Katharine McPhee, each set to deliver mesmerizing renditions of Foster's iconic compositions.

Reflecting on the upcoming celebration, Foster expressed his excitement, attributing the idea to his manager Mark and marveling at the enthusiastic response from his fellow artists. "It's a big deal for them to do this and it's still taxing on their schedule so I appreciate it very much," he shared with PEOPLE. The event, dubbed as "the big blow-up," promises to be a culmination of Foster's unparalleled contributions to the music industry, spanning several decades and earning him 16 Grammy Awards.

Despite his monumental success producing hits like "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton and "Because You Loved Me" by Céline Dion, Foster's own journey as a performer began later in his career. His transition to the stage was inspired by an invitation from Kenny Loggins to perform his instrumental hit from the movie St. Elmo's Fire, a moment Foster describes as exhilarating and fulfilling.

Looking ahead, Foster shows no signs of slowing down, with plans to bring his Broadway musical "Boop" to the famed stage early next year, marking a new chapter in his prolific career. As a devoted father to young Rennie, who accompanies him on tour, Foster finds joy in both his musical endeavors and family life, cherishing the unique experience of fatherhood at this stage in his life.

As anticipation builds for his milestone birthday celebration, Foster remains grateful for the opportunity to reunite with old friends and showcase his enduring passion for music on the grand stage of the Hollywood Bowl. The event promises to be a testament to Foster's enduring legacy and his profound impact on the world of music.