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With James Francies and Marcus Gilmore

In 2005, Krannert Center’s very own guitar festival was taking shape for the first time, and jazz icon Pat Metheny made his third visit to the Center’s stages. Fourteen years later, this National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master returns with young jazz frontrunners for a musical incarnation called “Side-Eye”—a product of Metheny’s interest in collaborating with next-generation players that includes a changing lineup of musicians. The ever-revolutionary musical influencer, Metheny has enjoyed an astounding career that includes seven consecutive—and 20 overall—Grammy Awards, including wins in an unprecedented 10 different categories. Don’t miss this explosive set!

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Patron Sponsors

  • Jill & James Quisenberry

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Frances & Marc Ansel
  • Beverly & Mike Friese
  • Gigi & Frank Miles
  • A. Mark Neuman
  • Brenda & Steve Pacey
  • Julia & Gene Robinson
  • Trent Shepard

Corporate and Community Gold Sponsor

  • The Whip at Backland radio dot com

Corporate and Community Silver Sponsor

  • Kessler Optical

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsors

  • The Blind Man Hunter Douglas Gallery
  • Carter’s Furniture
  • Dimond Bros. Insurance, LLC
  • The Upper Bout

The three-day guitar spectacular of ELLNORA is possible only because of individual donations and corporate sponsorships. Krannert Center thanks our event sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about sponsoring an event »

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Fr Sep 06, 2019 - 9:00pm
Pick Five+: 58 / SC 53 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 60 / SC 55 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10

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