Honda Evening Under the Stars benefiting Torrance Memorial Medical Center-Kenny G to perform on August 24th, 2019- Preview, Tickets, Post Coverage, Pics

Another fantastic Evening Under the Stars with fabulous food from many South Bay restaurants, live music by Kenny G and a great auction to raise more money for Torrance Memorial Medical Center.



Event Proceeds Will Benefit Torrance Memorial Medical Center

torrance, calif., July 18, 2019– The South Bay’s best fare paired with the soothing sounds of world-renowned saxophonist Kenny G will regale guests at the 33nd annual “Honda Evening Under the Stars” Gourmet Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by American Honda at its Torrance, Calif. headquarters, and presented in partnership with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event will support the healthcare of South Bay children with proceeds benefiting Torrance Memorial Pediatrics.

“Honda Evening Under the Stars celebrates the friendship between the community and local business,” said Steve Morikawa, vice president, Corporate Affairs, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Honda is proud to join our friends and partners in supporting the health and wellbeing of our children.”

This year’s proceeds will benefit children’s healthcare at Torrance Memorial.  Newly opened in the Donald and Priscilla Hunt Tower is the third-floor Pat and Ellen Theodora Pediatric & Young Adult Pavilion and the fourth-floor Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Both floors feature spacious private rooms with extra space for parents to be near their children during hospitalization.

“We are so grateful that American Honda has once again selected Torrance Memorial Medical Center to benefit from this longstanding community tradition,” Laura Schenasi, executive vice president, Torrance Memorial Foundation, said. “The proceeds from this magical evening will advance our fundraising goals toward providing the most advanced care possible to the children and young adults in our community.” To date, the following restaurants and beverage partners will be offering their fare and tastings at the festival:

  • Benihana
  • Bettolino Kitchen
  • Depot
  • DoubleTree Torrance – South Bay / Andre’s Restaurant
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Palos Verdes Golf Club
  • Paul Martin’s American Grill
  • Red Car Brewery & Restaurant
  • Riboli Family Wines
  • Rolling Hills Country Club
  • Sodexo
  • Sushi Chef Institute
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • The Honda Classic PGA Tour
  • Professional Wines
  • Truxton’s American Bistro
  • Wooden Valley
  • Rock & Brews
  • zinc@shade
  • Ise-Shima at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel
  • Featuring select wines poured by sommeliers from the Disneyland® Resort

In addition to the very best in South Bay cuisine, professional sommeliers from The Disneyland Resort will be on hand to serve and educate guests on approximately 80 varietals of wine.

American Honda created the Gourmet Food & Wine Festival in partnership with the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce in 1987 as a way to bring corporate business, residents, and local commerce together for a relaxing community celebration. Through Honda Evening Under the Stars, Honda and the festival’s restaurant and beverage partners have raised millions of dollars and demonstrated a long-standing commitment to bettering the health care of children in the South Bay.

Tickets are $200 per person and table sponsorships are offered for $4,000. To purchase tickets, access an up-to-date list of participating restaurants, entertainment details and other event information, visit or the festival’s Facebook page at


About Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Founded in 1925 by Jared Sidney and Helena Childs Torrance, Torrance Memorial Medical Center is a 512-bed, nonprofit medical center established to provide quality health care services predominantly to the residents of the South Bay, Peninsula and Harbor communities. Torrance Memorial seeks to offer the most current and effective medical technologies rendered in a compassionate, caring manner. No longer just a hospital, today Torrance Memorial Medical Center includes an extensive integrated system of physicians and comprehensive medical services to provide coordinated communication and continuum of care. Torrance Memorial is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai under the umbrella of Cedars-Sinai Health System. Torrance Memorial’s nursing program has earned coveted Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which recognizes nursing excellence. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Torrance Memorial as one of the best hospitals for 2017-18 in California and the Los Angeles metro area for the sixth straight year. For more information, please visit:

About American Honda

Honda seeks to be a company that society wants to exist, creating products and technologies that improve the lives of people while minimizing the environmental impacts of its products and business operations to ensure a sustainable future.

Honda also is committed to making positive contributions to the communities where it does business, conducting socially responsible business practices and promoting diversity in its workforce. From Honda’s involvement in STEM education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to its support of pediatric brain tumor research and volunteer efforts by Honda associates, including environmental clean-up activities, Honda believes in giving back to the communities where its associates live and work. Learn more at