Gettysburg Festival to feature Kevin Eubanks, Boston Brass, NPR's "From the Top"
The 2010 Gettysburg Festival will feature more than 100 events celebrating the arts, culture and cuisine from June 18 to 27 throughout the town, including at Gettysburg College.
"From magical children's events to world-class visual arts, rich tones of brass to the blazing electric guitar of Kevin Eubanks, the Gettysburg Festival truly offers something for everyone," Festival Executive Director Alice Estrada said. "More than half of the events are free; others are moderately priced."
A few of the highly anticipated performances will occur at the college's Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg and the main stage in front of Pennsylvania Hall. A full listing of events is available.
Kevin Eubanks of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, June 26 at 8 p.m., Outdoor Festival Main Stage at Pennsylvania Hall
Straight from his 18-year stint on The Tonight Show, Kevin Eubanks is a gifted musician and prolific composer who wins over audiences with a laid back style. Eubanks has jokingly said, "After 18 years of playing America into commercials, I'm gonna go somewhere where I can finish a song." The Gettysburg Festival is proud to present Kevin Eubanks' concert as one of his first post-NBC appearances. This consummate guitarist will entertain concertgoers with a wide variety of musical styles from smooth jazz to acoustic. Tickets are $25 for lawn seating and $40 for reserved.
NPR's From the Top Hosted by Christopher O'Riley, June 18 at 8 p.m., Majestic Theater
Be part of a live audience for the popular NPR program From the Top with Christopher O'Riley. From the Top showcases young musicians from across America, whose amazing talents produce high-caliber performances, including two Pennsylvania musicians. This program will be taped live for later broadcast on NPR stations nationwide, including media partner WITF. Tickets are $36, $40 and $43. Presented in partnership with Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College.
All American Brass Picnic and Culinary Food Fair, June 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Outdoor Festival Main Stage at Pennsylvania Hall
The All-American Brass Picnic combines the excellence of brass concerts with a culinary food fair featuring classic, American picnic fare, panel discussions with chefs, samplings and demonstrations. The critically-acclaimed Boston Brass delivers a grand performance to cap this day-long spectacular brass lineup. Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment and attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The Culinary Food Fair is presented by the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust. Free admission.
Caribbean Cook Out and Hot Latin Jazz by Afro Bop Alliance, June 24, 6 p.m., Outdoor Festival Main Stage at Pennsylvania Hall
Relax and get in the island spirit with Caribbean cocktails and a variety of Latin-inspired fare from Cuban grinders, "kicked back" smoke roasted ribs to Jamaican jerk chicken and assorted Caribbean inspired desserts. Following this exciting meal, the Afro Bop Alliance will perform a free concert to compliment the Caribbean feel to the night. Afro Bop Alliance is a Latin Grammy Award winning jazz septet from Annapolis, Md., which combines the harmonic language of jazz with the rhythmic language of Afro-Cuban rhythms. Culinary tickets are $40.
For more information and tickets, visit the Gettysburg Festival website at www.gettysburgfestival.org or call 717-334-0853.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jun 2010
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