Friday, May 8, 2015
Gates 6:00PM | Starts 8:00PM
$85.00 **Seated Pit First 4 Rows**
$60.00 **All Remaining Rows in Seated Pit**
$50.00 – 100 Level
$40.00 – 200 Level
$30.00 – 300 Level
$20.00 – Obstructed View
Website : http://www.romanzafestivale.com
The St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of the Arts presents Puerto Rican virtuoso Spanish guitarist, singer and composer Jose Feliciano on Friday, May 8 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.
Jose Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin artist to cross over into the English language music market, opening the doors for other artists who now play an important role in the American music industry. Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics around the world as “the greatest living guitarist”. Referred to as “The Picasso of his Realm”, awarded more than 45 Gold and Platinum records, 19 GRAMMY nominations and nine GRAMMY Awards. He is the recipient of the LARAS Award for Lifetime Achievement and ASCAP has placed Feliciano’s Christmas song “Feliz Navidad” among the 25 Greatest Holiday Songs. Guitar Player Magazine has awarded him “Best Pop Guitarist,” placing him in their “Gallery of the Greats,” In 1996, Jose received Billboard Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Feliciano was born blind, to humble beginnings, on September 10, 1945, in Lares, Puerto Rico. One of 11 boys, his love affair with music began at the age of three when he first accompanied his uncle on a tin cracker can. When he was five, his family immigrated to New York City. Young Jose learned to play the concertina at age six, using a handful of records as his teacher. At eight, he entertained his classmates, and at nine, performed at The Puerto Rican Theater in the Bronx. Venturing beyond the accordion, he taught himself to play the guitar with undaunted determination and with nothing but records as his teacher, practicing for as many as 14 hours a day.
From May 8th through the 17th, The Nation’s Oldest City celebrates its 450th year of living culture! St. Augustine ‘s Romanza Festivale of the Arts is not One thing. It’s Everything! Music, dance, theatre, art, cuisine, heritage and romance. Dozens of organizations in our city’s burgeoning arts community are collaborating to kick off St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary year with 10 amazing days in the Nation’s Most Romantic city. More than 100 daily events and exhibits will include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions, tours, and much more at locations throughout the city with the headlining opening event, Jose Feliciano Live in Concert, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 8.
For more about St. Augustine ‘s Romanza Festivale of the Arts, go to http://www.romanzafestivale.com.
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