Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is excited to announce the upcoming concert of award-winning musician Tommy Emmanuel, CGP. Regarded as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists of all time, Emmanuel will perform in the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the GPAC website or by calling the box office at (901)751-7500.
Acclaimed for both his unmatched skill and infectious joy while performing, Emmanuel invites his audiences to feel music as deeply as he does. Although his expression is instrumental, he comes to the guitar much more like a vocalist, as his melodies sing through the strings. Emmanuel inhabits the tunes he performs, delivering every nuance and turn of phrase.
His own compositions are illuminated 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.” With his new work The Best of Tommysongs, he performs a complete collection of his own songs, all rich with ripe melodicism and rendered with joy.
“The great Chet Atkins called Tommy one of the best guitar players he’s ever seen,” said Paul Chandler, Executive Director of GPAC. “We agree! We are so pleased to bring him to the GPAC stage to share his talent with our audience.”
Located in the heart of Shelby County, Germantown Performing Arts Center serves the greater Memphis metro area of over a million people and is accessible to all members of the community. GPAC is comprised of the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, an acoustically perfect, 854-seat venue featuring a sprung pine stage, an elegant green room, five large dressing rooms, and a spacious lobby for entertaining and assembling; The Grove, a dynamic outdoor venue which can accommodate approximately 1200 guests in a lush outdoor setting; and the Watkins Studio Theater, an intimate black box theater. Ray Charles set the bar high when he opened GPAC in 1994, immediately defining this performing arts center as a place where excellence is the norm and where the world comes to perform. GPAC welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually and presents world-renowned performing artists in a variety of genres, year-round educational activities for all ages including the GPAC Youth Symphony Program, rotating visual art exhibits, and many community events. The center benefits from a professional infrastructure that possesses a clear direction, strong financial health, professional staff, and a dedicated board of directors.