Commemorative Event Production

"I've had the pleasure of working with Stephen on several shows for the Duke Children's Hospital. He is a consummate professional, and his work reflects not only that professionalism, but the passion he pours into it as well. I would work with him anytime!" - Jeff Foxworthy

"The word that I would use to describe the evening is 'perfect.' All of us who were part of this effort are basking in your success and our good sense to engage your services..."- A. Haltom, Vice-President & University Secretary, Office of the President, Duke University

"nothing but raves...professional, polished, superb....brought people back to the reason that they are attending the Classic, something that tends to be forgotten..."- Michael Frank, M.D., Chairman, Duke Children's Hospital

"Your work is awesome. I can't express what a credit to Durham and to NC your company is..."- NASA astronaut Dr. Charles Brady

"...thank you for the extraordinary professionalism with which you coordinate the massive production effort that makes Light Up Durham one of the most magnificent events the Radio City Rockettes have the pleasure of appearing in.." - Bruce Michael, Creative Director, Radio City Rockettes

"Something wonderful happened in Durham on Dec. 16... The fine professionalism of Stephen Barefoot was visible throughout. Everyone was awed."- Sylvia Kerckhoff, Mayor, Durham, NC

"I am in no position to be fully objective about the evening... Your presentation was excellent."- UNC system Pres. C.D. Spangler

"...captured the compassionate side of the Cancer Center perfectly. Spectacular ... stirring ... inspirational."- Thomas B. Hadzor, Director of Development, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center

"a special salute to producer Stephen Barefoot for making tonight a very memorable evening for us all." - Perry Como, Founder, Duke Children’s Classic

"Brilliant...magnificent...the best Duke's trustees have ever seen. Working with you was truly a pleasure."- Office of Special Events, Duke University

  • Duke University Board of Trustees Tribute, with guest stars Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell, May 2007
  • A Place for Us, May 2005. Commemorative tribute to Campaign for Duke chairman Peter M. Nicholas, Founder & CEO, Boston Scientific Corp.; and Gary L. Wilson, Chairman, Northwest Airlines, for Duke University Board of Trustees
  • The Piano Men, October 2005. Moore County Community Foundation’s Man and Woman of the Year Awards, Southern Pines, NC
  • Grateful, October 2004. Moore County Community Foundation, Man and Woman of the Year Awards, Southern Pines, NC
  • If I Were Brave, May 2004. Trustees’ tribute to outgoing president of Duke University, Nan Keohane, Durham, NC
  • See That Building!, Dec. 31, 2002. Grand re-opening performance gala for the restored 1926 Clayton Center, Clayton, NC
  • Cornerstone Campaign Kick-Off, September 2001. Customized performance commemorative launch for capital campaign for Durham Academy, Durham, NC
  • Hung Out to Dry, May 2001. Comedic tribute production honoring retiring members, Duke University Board of Trustees, Durham, NC
  • Kick-off, Phase 1, $3.1M public campaign to build Oak Ranch, Oct. 1999 Governor's Club launch for the first annual Oak Ranch Classic featuring the Big Four basketball coaches, ESPN's Jay Bilas, Pam Saulsby & the Durham School of the Arts Chorale. John Kane & Tom Darden, chairs
  • From the Heart, September 1999. Official grand opening of the Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Visual & Performing Arts Center, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC
  • Over the Mountain, May 1998. Performance celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Duke Children's Classic, featuring Jeff Foxworthy, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill & more, with special salute to founder Perry Como
  • Light Up Durham! December 1996 & 1997. Inaugural holiday commemorations in Durham Bulls Athletic Park, featuring the World-Famous Radio City Rockettes appearing with 1500 Durham Public Schools students
  • Dream a Brighter Day, May 1997. Duke Children's Classic Celebrity Show, starring Jeff Foxworthy
  • Better Days - 25th Anniversary, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Special Guest Sam Donaldson
  • Duke Children's Classic Celebrity Shows, Cameron Stadium, 1995 & 1996 Appearances by the original cast of Forever Plaid, Children's Chairman David Thomas, Roy Firestone, The Tonics, Sharon Lawrence, Perry Como & others
  • Behold the Beauty - Performance marking the publication of William Mangum's NORTH CAROLINA: BEHOLD THE BEAUTY; Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, Mrs. Benjamin Cone, Chair
  • Something to Point To - Official grand re-opening of the historic Carolina Theatre, Durham. Performances by George Shearing, Odetta, Shirley Horn, Karen Akers & more
  • Forever a Family - Rex Hospital Centennial Celebration, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Featured guest Margaret Whiting; Sherry Worth & Frank Daniels, Jr., co-chairs
  • US Olympic Festival Salute to Sponsors, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Official Kick-Off, UNC-CH $300M Bicentennial Campaign, Dean Dome,
  • Chapel Hill. Special guests James Taylor and Charles Kuralt; William Armfield & Hugh McColl, co-chairs
  • Retirement Salute to UNC 16-campus system President C.D. Spangler
  • Official Launch for Charlotte Arts & Sciences Council’s $25M Endowment Campaign; NC Blumenthal Center, Hugh McColl, Chair
  • League of Historic American Theatres finale gala, Toronto
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre Cabaret series, Indianapolis
  • Jonquils Breast Cancer Benefit, Durham
  • Tribute to Anne Cone, Greensboro
  • Tribute to Jim Goodman for Capital Broadcasting Co., Raleigh
  • Knight Newspaper Foundation gala, Chapel Hill
  • Grand Opening, Royall Center for the Arts, Durham