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Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) announces the addition of Victor Wooten & the Wooten Brothers and Tommy Prine to the 2023-24 performances. Co-presented by Mempho Presents, the talented and dynamic Wooten brothers will bring their signature blend of jazz, funk, soul, R&B, rock, and bluegrass to the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall on Friday, November 3, 2023. Singer-songwriter Prine will perform in an intimate setting on the Main Stage on Saturday, January 13, 2024; seating is limited. Tickets for both shows will go on sale Friday, June 30, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. on the website or by calling the box office at (901)751-7500.
Recognized for their innovative style, the Wooten Brothers combine the talents of Victor, bass guitar/vocals; Joseph, keyboards/vocals; Roy, percussion/vocals; and Regi, guitars/vocals. A five-time Grammy-winning artist, Victor Wooten has appeared on the cover of Bass Player Magazine five times. He is a founding member of the eclectic group Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and is recognized as one of the greatest living bassists performing today. Currently the keyboardist for the Steve Miller band, Joseph Wooten is also a composer, orchestrator, and motivational speaker. Regi Wooten’s signature guitar style of chording, slapping, tapping and frenzied strumming has earned him world-wide notoriety and comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Chuck Berry. A seasoned drum set player, Roy “Futureman” Wooten is also a five-time Grammy Award winner and best known for his masterful drumming and percussion skills.
The son of late songwriting legend John Prine, Tommy Prine grew up in Nashville surrounded by music, art, and writing. He learned to play guitar by watching his father play, eventually developing his own singular style. His music brings together a colorful patchwork of musical influences and lyrically explores existential questions and emotional experiences. His debut album This Far South is not only a long awaited introduction but a testimony to the loss, love, and growth that has defined his 20s. The album is rich and dynamic from cathartic jams to nostalgic storytelling. The concert will feature a new guest experience. Ticket holders and Tommy Prine will gather in an intimate setting on the mainstage of the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall in the same configuration as GPAC’s popular Jazz in the Box Series. Guests will be seated at both café-style tables and high top tables of four people. Seating is limited to 174 ticket holders.
“Victor Wooten & the Wooten Brothers will offer a high-energy artistic blend of styles including original songs and classics,” said Paul Chandler, Executive Director of GPAC. “The intimate nature of Tommy Prine’s show will allow the audience to get up close and personal with the performer for a heartfelt and lyrical debut. We can’t wait for audiences to see both performances!”
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 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.
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