BREAKING NEWS: We are excited to finally confirm that the rumors are in fact true that actor, musician, newly acclaimed author and Texas native, Steve Martin, has signed on to headline the 2013 Bishop’s Gala for Catholic Charities of Dallas. The upcoming Premier event of the year will take place Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

The Development staff of Catholic Charities of Dallas has shared with supporters what has already been expressed by even some local media about this year’s Gala — once tickets go on sale, don’t wait to reserve your seats!

(MUST READ: Click here to read the first news post to hit the web about 2013’s Bishop’s Gala).

Pictured center, Steve Martin starred in the hit comedy movie Three Amigos with pals Martin Short & Chevy Chase.

“We knew Steve Martin would be a huge draw, but the level of excitement from the community and our supporters these past few weeks has been incredible,” shared Rosemary Tarangioli, Assistant Director of Development & Communications. “All I can say is we hope our supporters don’t wait too long to make reservations once they become available online. Yes, it seems crazy to talk about Gala 2013 this early, but it’s only March and we have already seen record-breaking amounts of interest!”

Steve Martin also starred in the popular "Father of the Bride" movie series alongside good friend (and last year's Gala headliner) Martin Short.

Steve Martin is in great company as he joins an impressive roster of well-known celebrities headlining the Premier event in Dallas including good pal, Martin Short (2012), Bill Cosby (2011), Diamond Rio (2009), and Michael McDonald (2008), to name a few.

Kicking off what is commonly referred to as “Debutante season” by Dallas socialites, the Bishop’s Gala has become the “not to be missed” Premier event, providing guests with 5-star entertainment, big celebrity names, live entertainment, food and fun — all while giving back to the community and impacting the lives of others.

 The Bishop’s Gala is a historically sold out event, so interested supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets early once they become available. Tickets will be available for purchase online through our website very soon! Until then, here are the details, where you can find the latest Gala 2013 details, and more.

SAVE THE DATE FOR BISHOP’S GALA 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Headliner: STEVE MARTIN
Tickets available for purchase online soon at www.CCofDallas.org/Gala

GO AHEAD: Gear up for Gala 2013 with Steve Martin
Check out these great clips featuring classics of Steve Martin…

Steve Martin: “I am a wild and crazy guy”

Steve Martin Tells Johnny Carson He Has to Leave on “The Tonight Show” (1978)

Funny Moment with Steve Martin

Steve Martin with pal, Martin Short on David Letterman