Are Country Americana music icon Willie Nelson and Country Americana icon Emmylou Harris booked at two separate concert venues in Tallahassee on the same night?
Aren’t they sharing the same audience demographic? Aren’t they recording together? Isn’t this a conflict?
The open-air Nelson concert at the Cascade Park Amphitheater on March 4 sold out the day tickets went on sale in December.
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Tickets to Harris’ show on March 4 at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall as part of Florida State University’s Opening Night Artist Series are nearly gone.
“I think Tallahassee is big enough to support two major performances on the same night,” said Jennifer Wright, director of opening night. Yes, and I’m sure there will be a lot of people at both shows, in fact Emmylou Harris is nearing capacity and we expect to sell out in the coming weeks.”
“The venue makes a big difference,” says Scott Carswell, concert booker at the Cascades Park Amphitheater. Boots. …They are two completely different fan experiences.”
The overlap came when Nelson, 89, changed dates for his Florida tour.
“It was unintentional,” Carswell said. “It wasn’t meant to be disrespectful[to ON].”
The Moon, a concert stage and nightclub operated by Carswell, has hosted six Nelson concerts in the past. ON celebrates its 25th anniversaryth It has been used for numerous events over the years, including singer-songwriter Sean Colvin, harpist Joanna Newsom, and band The Neville Brothers. Nelson has also performed his ON concerts at his concert hall Ruby Diamond.
“I think Tallahassee has grown up, after all,” Carswell said. “On the same night, just over a mile away, she can have two major stars.”
The Cascade Park Amphitheater seats 3,240. The Ruby Diamond Concert Hall has he 1,172 halls.
The amphitheater has hosted three consecutive sold-out shows. Besides Nelson, last September he will be joined by Earth, Wind & Fire and in April by Ben Folds and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Since its founding, ON has produced many celebrities. They include singer Mavis Staples, writer Stephen King, humorist David Sedaris, chef TV star Anthony Bourdain, writer Margaret Atwood, violinist Joshua Bell, and songwriter Randy Newman. , actor Danny Glover, and comic Joan Rivers.
ON January 12, 2023 “50th Anniversary & Final World Tour” at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Tickets are $45 and $60. Visit openingnights.fsu.edu
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Comedy star and car enthusiast Jay Leno, 72, is working on a steam-powered 1907 White Motor Co. car in his Los Angeles garage on November 12, 2022, trying to clear a clog in the fuel line. I was.
“So I was down there[working on the engine]and I said, ‘Blow some air in the lines,'” Leno recently told NBC. My face was full of gas, and then the pilot light went off and my face was burning.”
After an assistant quickly extinguished the flames, Leno was admitted to the hospital for treatment of third-degree burns to the head and chest.
Since then, comics have reverted. His appearance as part of ON at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on March 29th is yet to come.
“His agent has told us he has made a full recovery and is expected to resume normal performances.
Tickets are $100 and $115. Visit openingnights.fsu.edu.
The March 2023 date will be Leno’s first public standup gig in Tallahassee since headlining Florida State University’s Homecoming Pow Wow in 1989.
Speaking of cartoons…
Did you notice…
68-year-old observant comic book and TV star Jerry Seinfeld is back in town with two stand-up shows at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on January 5th.
Outages are completely freelance and are not done through FSU or ON. Ticket prices range from $92.50 to $180. Visit jerryseinfeld.com
Preparing for Whitehead…
A special panel discussion will be held on February 9 at ON in the Rudy Diamond Concert Hall to discuss the Civil Eight movement in anticipation of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead, 53. Whitehead’s novels are “Underground Railroad,” “Harlem Shuffle,” and “Nickel Boys,” a fictional abuse set in Jim’s Crow days at a notorious reformed school an hour west of his Tallahassee. It’s a story.
FSU English Professor Maxine Montgomery will lead a panel discussion scheduled for 6:30 PM on January 25 at Dodd Hall on the FSU campus. Panelists were FSU filmmaker Valerie Scoon, FSU professor and author Ravi Howard, FAMU president Reggie Ellis, and Derek Steele, whose father was Civil Eight activist Reverend CK Steele.
The talk is free, but RSVP is required at tickets.openingnights.fsu.edu.
Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad was adapted into a Peabody Award-winning miniseries by FSU film school graduate Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”).
Tickets to Whitehead’s talks in February are $30 and $50.
Mark Hinson is a former Senior Writer for the Tallahassee Democrats. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org..