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An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night

  • JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 5350 East Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ, 85054 United States (map)

arrison Ford will be honored at Celebrity Fight Night XXIII: Celebrating Ali, a special tribute event taking place on March 18, 2017 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.The Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night Awards were established at Celebrity Fight Night IV to recognize leaders in the sports, entertainment and business communities who best represent the qualities associated with the Champ and his fight to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. Previous award recipients throughout the years have included Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Howard Schultz, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Joe Montana, Tony Hawk, Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Magic Johnson, Reba McEntire, Michael Bublé, Jim Carrey, Forest Whitaker, Clive Davis, Larry King, Jack Nicklaus, Emmitt Smith, Wayne Gretzky, Michael J. Fox, Michael Phelps, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Evander Holyfield to name a few.

Country music superstar Reba McEntire will return as emcee, with renowned music producer David Foster reprising his role as musical director. This year’s event will include a special tribute to the late Muhammad Ali with special words being shared by Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, and Larry King. .

Celebrity Fight Night XXIII will feature on-stage appearances and entertainment by David Foster, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Caroline Campbell, Colbie Caillat, The London Essentials, Mike Love, Brian McKnight, Dennis Quaid, Smokey Robinson, and The Shadowboxers. Additional expected attendees include Lonnie Ali, Laila Ali, Melissa Peterman, Larry Fitzgerald, Carson Palmer, Earnie Shavers, Nancy Lieberman, Verne Troyer, Michael Carbajal and more.

Individual tickets for Celebrity Fight Night start at $1,500 - $5,000. To purchase tickets or get more information please visit www.celebrityfightnight.org

Earlier Event: March 18
Cloth & Flame Desert Dinner with KoSo
Later Event: March 20
Pop-Up Restaurant at Barrio Cafe