Outstanding acoustic guitar performances are coming to Arkansas with Tommy Emmanuel! First, tune in for never-before-seen performances and highlights in “Music Gone Public: Tommy Emmanuel” this November and December. Then, see his phenomenal talent in action as he makes a stop on the “Tommy Emmanuel: It’s Never Too Late” tour at Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway on Feb. 19.
The special curated concert, “Music Gone Public: Tommy Emmanuel” features full performances from Emmanuel and highlights of the best footage of the two-time Grammy Award winner from previous PBS specials, including “Centerstage,” “Live From the Balboa Theatre” and “Live & Solo in Pensacola.” Also showcased are never-before-seen performances, collaborations, and interviews with Emmanuel and others.
Considered one of the finest acoustic guitar players in the world, Australia native Emmanuel is a two-time Grammy Award nominee, has earned four Platinum and Gold albums, and was named “CMA Global Country Artist of the Year” in 2011. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with many of the finest musicians throughout the world.
Emmanuel’s unique style, dubbed simply “finger style,” is akin to playing guitar in a manner similar to how a pianist plays piano, using all 10 fingers. Rather than using a full band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum pieces, Emmanuel plays every part on one guitar.
You can see it all live when you receive tickets through the Arkansas PBS Foundaion for “Tommy Emmanuel: It’s Never Too Late” at the Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. General admission tickets are $50 per person. Balcony tickets are available at a special rate of $30 per person for students and families.
This concert is a fundraiser for the Arkansas PBS Foundaion, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network. For more information or ticket reservations, visiting aetnfoundation.org or call 1-800-662-2386.
Monday, Nov. 30, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19, 2016
“Tommy Emmanuel: It’s Never Too Late,” 7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Performance Hall
201 Donaghey Ave., Conway