(Saturday) 8:00 pm
Old School Square Pavilion
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Old School Square, T. Presents, and House of Parnes present an outdoor, socially-distanced concert with Tommy Emmanuel, CGP! Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s
Old School Square, T. Presents, and House of Parnes present an outdoor, socially-distanced concert with Tommy Emmanuel, CGP!
Anytime you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or civilians, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing. Considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, his playing is simply miraculous, as it would take three musicians, or more, to do what Tommy does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper,” can lay down the rhythm part, dig into the riff and sing the melody all at once on just one acoustic guitar?
Which brings us to the other aspect of his music always mentioned, and without which the first might not be as powerful or as infectiously appealing: the joy. Yes, joy. Because it’s one thing to play these multi-dimensional arrangements flawlessly on an acoustic guitar. But to do it with that smile of the ages, that evidence of authentic, unbridled delight, is an irresistible invitation to feel his music as deeply as he does. “The joy, he says, “is there always because I’m chasing it through music. Seeing the surprise in peoples’ eyes is worth living and working for… I can’t help but play to the people with all my heart, which is overflowing with joy of being in that moment that I’ve worked all my life for. And here it is!”
Although his expression is instrumental, he comes to the guitar much more like a vocalist, positively singing melodies through the strings. He inhabits the tunes he performs, delivering every nuance and turn of phrase. His own songs are also illuminated always with lyrical melodies that go right to the heart, such as his beautiful ode to his daughter, “Angelina,” or his great “story without words,” “Lewis & Clark.” That they resonate so deeply without words makes sense, as words only go so far. But music, coming from a genuine and joyful source, can go so much farther. Now with The Best of Tommysongs, he brings us a complete collection of his own songs, all rich with ripe melodicism and rendered with joy in real-time.
NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING OF ANY KIND. NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS.
Saturday, May 15th at 8 PM. Gates open at 7:00 PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 26TH AT 10 AM!
***NOW OFFERING POD SEATING***
Think of this like having your own private box, with bundled seating for up to four (4) guests. All within a clean, socially distanced, environment!
- When you purchase a “pod,” you’re buying tickets for four seats. A $140 pod is similar to buying four tickets for $35 per ticket. For parties of 1-4, only one ticket purchase is necessary. For parties of 5-8, two tickets must be purchased. For parties of 9-12, three tickets must be purchased. And so on… Talk about a cool value!
- Our premium and VIP packages also include the addition of private tables and bar service. (VIP ONLY includes BAR SERVICE)
General Admission (Obstructed view) – $160 per pod (One ticket is redeemable for admission up to four guests and includes one socially-distanced pod, with four seats. Partially obstructed view.)
General Admission – $160 per pod (One ticket is redeemable for admission up to four guests and includes one socially-distanced pod, with four seats.)
Premium – $260 per pod (Get closer to the stage, in a Premium section! Not only does your purchase include the amenities of “General Admission” — you’ll also receive your own table to share with your friends in a section with great views of the stage. Rows 4-7 from the stage.)
VIP – $300 per pod (Spread out and experience comfort in the VIP section! Not only does your purchase include the amenities of “General Admission” — you will get cozy with your own table, bar service through the app Noble, and the best views of the stage. You’ll be within the first three rows of the stage!)