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'Joe Bonamassa Live at Carnegie Hall' to premiere on AETN June 5

Posted 05 Jun 2017

'Joe Bonamassa Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening' will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Monday, June 5, at 8:30 p.m.

In this all-acoustic concert, world-renowned, platinum-selling, Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa is joined by an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians. He is finally making good on his childhood dream of playing one of the most hallowed stages in the world. This stripped down, all-acoustic show will allow his fans a glimpse into his soul and presents a thrilling and musically dangerous spectacle akin to walking a tightrope without a net.

Guests include the acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal, and Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer who has performed on dozens of film soundtracks and records and was the percussionist on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's No Quarter: Unledded Tour. Also featured are Reese Wynans on piano, Anton Fig on drums, Eric Bazilian on mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar and vocals, and three backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto. 

The AETN Foundation has tickets available for Bonamassa's two tour stops in Arkansas later this year – Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville and Saturday, Dec. 2, at Verizon Arena in Little Rock. Tickets to each performance are available for a donation of $250 for a floor ticket with meet and greet pass or $150 for floor seating only. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Additional information and ticket reservation forms are available at aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice or by calling 1-800-662-2386.

These tickets are 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.

'Joe Bonamassa Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening' will repeat Saturday, June 10, at 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 11, at 4 p.m.

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 is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which 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 through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).