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Debby Boone to ‘Swing This’ at Austin Symphony Butler Pops

December 4, 2013
  • Who: Debby Boone with the Austin Symphony
  • When: Sunday & Monday, December 29 & 30, 2013 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Palmer Events Center
  • Cost: $30 & $45

The Austin Symphony celebrates the music of Rosemary Clooney and the Swing Era for the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops concerts, December 29 & 30 at the Palmer Events Center. This concert will features three-time Grammy® winning singer Debby Boone in a concert of her two most recent tribute albums, Reflections of Rosemary and Swing This. These evenings dedicated to the Great American Songbook are sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Austin.

Debby Boone earned instant fame when her first single, “You Light Up My Life,” was an overnight hit. The tune claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for 10 straight weeks and sold in excess of four million copies. “You Light Up My Life” ranks # 7 in Billboard Magazine’s The Hot 100’s All-Time Top-Charting Songs of the last five decades. Debby received the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist of the Year, and has since won two additional GRAMMY Awards, and seven GRAMMY nominations.

Debby Boone’s current Concord Records release, Reflections of Rosemary, is an intimate musical portrait of her late mother-in-law, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney, for whom Debby had great love and respect. The CD is a collection of 14 standards chosen for their significance in Boone’s life with Clooney, and is led by Clooney’s longtime Musical Director, John Oddo. Debby continues to tour Reflections of Rosemary along with John Oddo at performing arts centers and symphony halls throughout the USA.

Debby’s new EP Album and show titled Swing This was inspired by her childhood years immersed in the Las Vegas “Swing” culture of the ‘60’s while traveling with her father, Pat Boone. Swing This is a reflection of the music, glamour, and pure exhilaration that led Debby to become a performer in the first place. In Debby’s own words, “Swing This is the party I’ve been waiting to throw my whole life,” and you’re invited to join us for this new show.

Tickets for Debby Boone can be purchased online at, where you will also discover seating maps, price options and a wealth of concert information. Patrons have a choice of two seating areas: Table Seating for $45 or Theater Seating for $30. You can also purchase tickets at the Symphony Box Office, 11th and Red River or call 476-6064 or 1-888-MAESTRO (toll-free).