Eric Nadel Birthday Benefit for Grant Halliburton



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The Kessler Theater
1230 W. Davis St.
Dallas, Texas 75208

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary concert, the Eric Nadel Birthday Benefit tickets and sponsorships are now on sale for the June 2 event featuring a live and silent auction and musical acts. Performing that evening are the talented headliner Cas Haley, a former runner-up on America’s Got Talent, and Daphne Willis, one of the co-founders of the Birthday Benefit and a Kessler Theater favorite.

Grant Halliburton Foundation is the beneficiary of this event with proceeds supporting the Foundation’s mental health and suicide prevention education programs for North Texas children, teen, and young adults. The National Baseball Hall of Famer’s event is presented by Bell Nunnally.



Thursday, June 2, 2022

6:00-7:30 p.m. VIP party for sponsors and their guests

8:00 p.m. Daphne Willis performs

9:15 p.m. Cas Haley, headliner, performs


WHERE: The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208



Tickets start at $34. Sponsor tables are also available through Grant Halliburton Foundation.
Visit to learn more or to purchase a sponsorship.



Headlining this year’s show is Paris, Texas native Cas Haley, a former runner-up on America’s Got Talent and the 2020 winner of the national Chart Your Course songwriting contest sponsored by Lincoln. Selected out of 1,600 entries, Cas’ song Every Road I’m On, won him a new Lincoln Corsair and a cross-country journey to work with famed songwriters and musicians like Jon Batiste, Ruthie Foster and Jon Cleary. Plus, he was featured in a Lincoln commercial along with Matthew McConaughey.

Music is a family affair for Cas, who collaborates on songwriting with his wife Cassy, a recent cancer survivor. He tours with his son, Eben, on bass and his daughter, Nolah, on fiddle, who you will no doubt enjoy at this show. Cas’ music reflects the reggae-pop influence of bands like UB40 and Sublime and celebrates the power of music, love, and family––a perfect fit for this event.


Daphne Willis, one of the co-founders of the Birthday Benefit, has been a Kessler favorite since she first played at the theater in 2011. Best known for her song Somebody’s Someone, which has been viewed more than 24 million times, Daphne is also a speaker for mental health and addiction recovery organizations. Her songs have had countless placements in TV, films, and commercials, and her ability to connect with an audience is second to none.


About The Kessler Theater:

The historic Kessler Theater is considered one of the best music venues in town. Built in 1941 and once owned by Gene Autry in the WWII movie house era, The Kessler is listed in the National Historic Registry. It has been hit by a tornado, burned down, and was a revival tabernacle. It had been dormant for almost 30 years, but has been operating as one of the most acclaimed music venues in the region since 2010. More information can be found at  


About Grant Halliburton Foundation:

Grant Halliburton Foundation was established in 2006 in memory of a Dallas teen who battled depression and bipolar disorder for several years before his suicide death at the age of 19. The Foundation that bears his name works to help families and young people recognize the signs of mental illness through a variety of avenues including education, conferences, collaboration and encouragement. Since 2006, the Foundation has provided mental health education, training, and support to more than 200,000 students, educators, parents, and professionals. The Foundation also offers Here For Texas, which includes and the Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line. These free community tools aim to offer easy access for North Texans seeking mental health and addiction information and resources. More information can be found at