Opening Nights at Florida State University and Leon County (Visit Tallahassee) co-present the Gipsy Kings, a world-renowned musical ensemble known for their unique fusion of flamenco, salsa and pop.
The concert features Nicolas Reyes, lead singer, guitarist, songwriter and founder of the Gipsy Kings, and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, live at the Adderley Amphitheater at Cascades Park. The full Opening Nights 2023-2024 season will be announced Aug. 1.
“We are so proud to partner with Leon County in announcing this incredible performance ahead of the Opening Nights’ 2023-2024 season reveal,” said Jennifer Wright, director of Opening Nights. “This performance promises to be an unforgettable experience highlighting their unmatched talent and timeless hits. It is only the beginning of what promises to be an awe-inspiring season, filled with an eclectic array of performances and events that will enrich the cultural landscape of Tallahassee and beyond.”
For more than 25 years, the music of the Gipsy Kings has incorporated elements of Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic music, reggae and jazz guitar reminiscent of the French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt.
“The Adderley Amphitheater at Cascades Park provides a magnificent outdoor venue that draws music lovers from all over the region, and we are thrilled to host the world-renowned Gipsy Kings as we celebrate a new partnership between the Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee and Opening Nights at FSU,” said Kerri L. Post, director of the Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee. “Their unique blend of flamenco, salsa and pop is sure to be a hit with audiences, and we hope this concert will be the beginning of many successful collaborations with Opening Nights.”
The band’s music has remained visible over the years throughout popular culture, including a version of “Volare,” an international hit in 1989 and on an episode of “Dancing with the Stars;” a rendition of “Hotel California” included in the film “The Big Lebowski” and on the HBO series “Entourage;” and a version of the Randy Newman-penned theme “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from the 2010 film “Toy Story 3.”
A pre-sale opportunity is available for VIP tickets and for Opening Nights members and donors from 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, through 10 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Opening Nights members and donors will receive a unique password to purchase advance tickets. General ticket sales begin at 12 p.m. Friday, May 19.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit theadderleyamphitheater.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Scott Carswell Presents will serve as the official ticket outlet for the concert.
For more information about Opening Nights at FSU, visit openingnights.fsu.edu.
For more information about Leon County/Visit Tallahassee, visit visittallahassee.com.