Obama Sets Big-Ticket L.A. Fundraiser for Oct. 7
"This will be a large scale event" at the Nokia Theater, says an email to supporters. A $40,000-per-couple dinner, hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, will be held nearby.
President Barack Obama will return to Los Angeles for a concert fundraiser at the Nokia Theater on October 7, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The campaign stop will also include a high-dollar dinner -- at $40,000 per couple -- in downtown Los Angeles, according to a campaign email obtained by THR.
"The exact details for the concert are still being confirmed, but this will be a large scale event with multiple performers and speakers preceding the President’s remarks," according to an email sent to Los Angeles donors Thursday. "As we begin to confirm the talent and details, we will make the information known to all of you."
The concert and dinner have been in the works for weeks, sources say, with Jeffrey Katzenberg spearheading the dinner. Harvey Weinstein is said to be working on a similar fundraiser in New York City.
Tickets to the concert are expected to be available through Ticketmaster starting early next week.
According to the campaign email, the price points for the concert are as follows:
$44 per person – Gen44 (Young Professionals, limited availability)
$250 per person – General Admission
$1,000 per person – General Admission, better seating
$5,000 per person – VIP access (to lounge area and preferred seating)
$10,000 per person – Photo and VIP access.