An annual holiday tradition many fans look forward to each season is the star-studded House Full of Toys benefit concert presented by the legendary and generous musician, Stevie Wonder. Now celebrating its 17th year, Stevie sat in with Pat Prescott of The WAVE’s morning show to talk more about what to expect at this year’s HFOT show.
“House Full of Toys, which really came from when I was ten years old; you know, then we didn’t have anything, and I said ‘if someday I became famous…I would do this show and call it House Full of Toys. It would be a house full of toys for all the kids all over the world who didn’t have any toys for Christmas.’ It’s been a blessing that we’ve been able to do it,” Stevie explained to Pat.
Each year, the HFOT concert brings in the star power of some of the biggest and up and coming acts in music for a huge show all to collect toy donations from the audience in order to provide gifts for children and families in need during the holiday season. Past HFOT shows featured superstars like Justin Bieber, Michael McDonald, The Jonas Brothers, Esperanza Spalding among many more.
“I’m so very thankful to every single one of the artists and groups, performers, personalities, comedians, etc. that have come out,” said Stevie. “We’re just looking forward to the people who are going to be there this year.”
Included on this year’s House Full of Toys line up features Stevie Wonder himself with Bruno Mars, Tye Tribbett and more “wondermagic” to come!
For more information on the 17th Annual House Full of Toys concert on Saturday, December 15th, visit nokiatheatrelalive.com and listen to part one of the Stevie Wonder interview below.