Sergio Mendes


This concert featuring Sergio Mendes, originally scheduled for March 12, has been rescheduled to April 2, due to illness.  The concert will be held at Florida Atlantic University’s Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium (777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431).

Ticket holders will use their original tickets dated March 12 for admission on April 2. Reserved seating will be configured identically at the Kaye Auditorium.

Ticket holders who are unable to attend the rescheduled date on April 2 can email or call 561-757-4762 to exchange their tickets for one of the remaining Festival concerts in 2023, or to any of the concerts in 2024.

** The original concert date at Mizner Amphitheater had actually sold out, but the move to the new venue will now allow tickets to go back on sale through April 2. **

One common thread weaves throughout the staggeringly diverse tapestry of music that Sergio Mendes has created over his remarkable six-decade career: the spirit of joy. 

The Brazilian legend’s 2020 album is no exception. With In the Key of Joy, Mendes looks back over his six-decade career the only way he knows how – by once again moving forward. In the Key of Joy melds the classic Brazilian, jazz, and pop sounds that have long characterized Mendes’ music with stunningly contemporary inspirations that make the album sound at once utterly timeless and wholly of the moment.

In The Key of Joy also serves as a companion piece to director John Scheinfeld’s documentary of the same name, detailing Mendes’ life and career with interviews from past collaborators including John Legend and of The Black Eyed Peas.

A three-time Grammy Award winner, Mendes has recorded more than 45 albums, with numerous gold and platinum discs among them. From his pioneering contributions to the foundations of bossa nova alongside the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, through the era-defining Latin-pop sound of his iconic group Brasil ’66; his scintillating collaborations with jazz legends like Cannonball Adderley and Herbie Mann to his chart-topping adult contemporary smash “Never Gonna Let You Go;” on through his 21st-century reinvention with the Black-Eyed Peas and John Legend or his Oscar®-nominated theme song from the animated hit Rio: an infectious spirit of joy pervades everything Mendes has ushered into the ears of listeners. 

Read our In Depth blog post about this concert.


Artists & Authors

Sergio Mendes


The Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at FAU

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