“Ortygia”, the Sicilian Restaurant in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts, run by super-chef Guy Cannata, is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Trip Advisor.Com.
So it is not surprising that Ortygia’s musical presentations in their beautiful garden under the Summer stars are also the best.
On Friday Aug 1, 2014 during the Bradenton Village of the Arts famous and popular “Artwalk Festival” Ortygia presents international touring guitarist George Worthmore, described by New York publications as a ” “ …dynamic performer, compelling singer, consummate guitarist, charismatic character, and funny as all get out.”
Worthmore, a star in the New York City music scene for over twenty years, began with a one-year stint as a guitarist with Kinky Friedman. He’s played backup guitar for Bo Diddley, Ben E. King, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Lou Christy, and The Platters. He has also played shows as a second guitarist with Hot Tuna.
Since 2004 he has expanded his performing into film and TV and has acted with William H. Macy, Robert Vaughn, and Ron Perlman.
His current show is a tour de force of solo acoustic guitar, from Ragtime to Blues, with some Bach thrown in for the more serious appreciators of the instrument. The music is interlaced with humorous comments and amusing stories about the songs and his experiences.
The performance is scheduled for 6pm ’til 9pm with an intermission. A prix fixe menu is offered that includes freshly prepared appetizers Red Bell Peppers or the House Bruschetta, main courses of Chicken with Artichokes or Sicilian Pasta with Eggplant and San Marzano tomatoes, and Chocolate Pate with Raspberry Sauce or Sicilian Baklava for dessert.
The price for the dinner and the performance is only $38.50 (excludes tax and gratuity).
Ortygia is located at 1418 13th St W Bradenton, FL 34205