PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
The Gipsy Kings
Wednesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.
MEMBER PRESALE: April 8 - May 12, order form
GENERAL PUBLIC: Beginning May 13 at 9 a.m.
TICKETS: Res. $67 | Lawn $42 | Child (1-12) Lawn $32 | P Blanket (4) $288 | P Blanket (2) $144
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind "Bamboléo" celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition, taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.
Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, breaking world music barriers as one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts. Now bringing the party back to the United States, The Gipsy Kings will raise the roof with dance-ready furore, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest, Savor Flamenco, giving audiences the "deep shout at the heart of our community."
Galen Weston Band
Galen first picked up a guitar at age 11, a Sears acoustic guitar - the consolation to the electric guitar he had actually wanted for his birthday. Galen Weston's debut CD entitled Plugged In features 12 tracks including 10 originals and arrangements of Keith Jarrett's "Country"and Jimmy Van Huesen's "Like Someone in Love". Weston is joined by veteran Toronto session players David Woodhead on fretless electric bass, Al Cross on drums, keyboardist Matt Horner, Richard Underhill on alto sax and Rick Lazar on percussion.
As Weston states, "Plugged In represents a sonic exploration with my Yellow Stratocaster, ES-335 and other instruments on a two-year journey of writingand recording across a vast musical territory. Fueled by the inspiration of my favorite jazz and instrumental rock influences, this album is the culmination of many hours spent together with my guitars taming the howling of vintage Big Muff’s, cleaning tape heads on old echo machines, and tweaking the tone knobs on my classic Marshall and Fender amps in the simple yet enduring search of great tones."
Pre-concert music: ¡Chiringa!
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:00 p.m.