Friday, November 22, 8 p.m.
The Brown Theatre on Broadway
For fans of: Béla Fleck, Chris Thile, Tommy Emmanuel, ...
Tickets start at $20, reserved seating, fees apply. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m., through The Kentucky Center (501 W Main Street) online, by phone at (502) 584-7777, and at the box office counter and drive-thru.
USA Today recently interviewed the unlikely musical "hero." From their article:
"He's the accidental, Web-generated superstar.
Certainly, you'll find few more unlikely candidates for fame than Jake Shimabukuro, a slight, Hawaiian-born musician whose specialty is the ukulele. But one day in 2006, as Shimabukuro was playing his version of George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps on his ukulele in Central Park, a passerby took a video and uploaded it onto YouTube.
Twenty million views later, Shimabukuro was a star. He has gone on to perform with such diverse artists as Yo-Yo Ma and Bette Midler — and to be the subject of a PBS film, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings, which began airing May 10."
Read more here.