Guitar virtuoso Richard Smith on stage July 25

Guitar virtuoso Richard Smith will perform Saturday, July 25 as part of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival concert series. Contributed image

Guitar virtuoso Richard Smith will perform Saturday, July 25 as part of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival concert series. Contributed image

Concert is part of Gamble Rogers Music Festival series

From the Gamble Rogers Music Festival

Renowned English guitarist Richard Smith will perform Saturday, July 25 as part of the Gamble Rogers Music Festival concert series.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music will begin at 7 p.m. at Lohman Auditorium, located behind the Whitney Lab at Marineland, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., from A1A south. General admission seating begins at 6:30 p.m.

Smith is an English guitarist who now resides in the U.S. He specializes in the fingerstyle guitar tradition of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. He is the 2001 National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion.

Julie Adams, playing cello, will perform with Smith. They will play two sets of music during this concert. Light refreshments, a raffle and merchandise will be available during the event.

“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.”
— Chet Atkins, CGP (music legend)

“If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!”
— Tommy Emmanuel, CGP (two-time Grammy nominee)

“Guitar playing at its finest. Don’t miss this one.”
— Doyle Dykes (thumbpicking wizard)

“He is one of the world’s greatest guitarists.”
— Muriel Anderson (All-Star Guitar Night)

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are on sale at www.gamblerogersfest.org and locally in St. Augustine at Music Matters (196 State Road 312), Simple Gestures (4 White Street, on the island over the Bridge of Lions), The Bead Chick (78 San Marco Ave.), or by calling Paul at 904-794-4163 or 904-377- 4163

The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival Inc. is a non-profit 501-c-3, all volunteer, organization that strives to make the highest quality of live musical entertainment available at modest prices to the public and our school age children. As with every one of our events, this concert is free to kids 12 years old and younger with an accompanying adult.

IF YOU GO

  • Saturday, July 25
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Seating at 6:30 p.m.
  • Concert at 7 p.m.

LOCATION

  • Lohman Auditorium
  • 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland

TICKETS

  • General admission
  • $15 in advance
  • $20 at the door
  • www.gamblerogersfest.org or
  • The Bead Chick, 78 San Marco Ave.
  • Music Matters, 186 State Road 312
  • Simple Gestures, 4 White St.
  • 904-794-4163
  • 904-377-4163

 

 

 

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