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AETN Foundation brings Tommy Emmanuel to Conway Feb. 19

Posted 05 Jan 2017

Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel brings his 2016 winter tour, 'It's Never Too Late,' to the Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are available exclusively from the Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation.

Considered one of the finest acoustic guitar players in the world, Australia native Emmanuel is a two-time Grammy Award nominee, has earned four Platinum and Gold albums, and was named 'CMA Global Country Artist of the Year' in 2011. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with many of the finest musicians throughout the world.

Emmanuel's unique style, dubbed simply 'finger style,' is akin to playing guitar in a manner similar to how a pianist plays piano, using all 10 fingers. Rather than using a full band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum pieces, Emmanuel plays every part on one guitar.

Opening for Emmanuel will be The Wisherkeepers, a new Nashville duo featuring Claire Wyndham and Anthony Snape.

The concert will be held at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus in Conway Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available exclusively from the AETN Foundation on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets are available on the floor for a $50 per seat donation or on the balcony for a $30 per seat donation. Additional information and ticket reservations are available by visiting aetnfoundation.org or calling 1-800-662-2386.

This concert is a fundraiser for the AETN Foundation, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network.

Additionally, AETN will air 'Music Gone Public: Tommy Emmanuel' Saturday, Jan. 23, at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan 24, at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. This hour-long special features full performances from Emmanuel and highlights of the best footage from previous PBS specials, including 'Centerstage,' 'Live From the Balboa Theatre' and 'Live & Solo in Pensacola.' Also showcased are never-before-seen performances, collaborations, and interviews with Emmanuel and others. 

The AETN Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The AETN Foundation builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).