The Sammons Center's popular singer showcase returns on Friday, August 24, with a new name, the Astrid Merriman Cabaret & Cabernet Fete. The semi-annual event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a wine tasting, followed at 8:00 p.m. by the parade of outstanding cabaret artists singing music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway shows, and the pop charts. The lineup includes singers new to the event as well as audience favorites: Jodi Crawford-Wright, Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, Tony Hakim, Keron Jackson, Carolyn Lee Jones, Janelle Lutz, Angie McWhirter, Linda Petty (doing double-duty as the emcee), Jason Mosher, Truy Tran, and Lori Yeary. Each singer performs one song and is accompanied by the Larry Petty Combo. Admission is $400 for a table of six and $500 for a table of eight. All guests receive complimentary valet parking, wine and other beverages, appetizers, and the concert.