“The Prince of Spanish Guitar” Performs Live at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
St. Petersburg, FL. (Oct. 5, 2021) – Benise will headline at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater this Friday, October 8th at 8:00 pm. Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise will take the audience on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more.
For Benise, music has always been a journey. From his humble beginnings as a street performer, to being featured on the #1 rated show in the USA – Dancing With The Stars, and performing around the world, Benise’s passion for the music continues to evolve.“I wanted to push the boundaries of Nuevo Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of all the shows we’ve done over the last 20 years,” comments Benise.
The EmmyⓇ Award-winning composer along with an international cast of musicians and dancers will entertain audiences with a two-hour show that “is an escape from all their problems,” Benise says. “Much like the recent PBS special, with this show I want to take the audience on an escape…to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars. Beyond the new material, Benise says “the live show will incorporate some fan favorites from my street performing days and rock classics like Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir and AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.”
Tickets are on sale now for $69.50, $52.50, $42.50, and $32.50. Guests can purchase tickets online at https://www.themahaffey.com or by phone at (727) 300-2000, or at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office two hours prior to show time. All guests must wear a face covering to attend this performance.
About the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
Under the management of Big3 Entertainment, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums.
About Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts supports performing arts programming at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater. Our mission is to educate, engage and entertain everyone in our community through culturally diverse performances. We present inspiring arts education programs, community outreach initiatives, live mainstage performances and concerts, as well as special events for the enjoyment of the entire community.