Leon County Division of Tourism/ Visit Tallahassee and Opening Nights at Florida State University (FSU) are thrilled to announce the world-renowned musical ensemble, the Gipsy Kings, featuring the incomparable Nicolas Reyes with special guest The Maharajah Flamenco Trio, will perform live at the Adderley Amphitheater at Cascades Park on Friday, October 20, 2023, at 7:30 pm.
- General Admission - $30
- Reserved Section P2 - $45
- Reserved Section P1 - $65
plus taxes & service fees.
Known for their infectious rhythms and soul-stirring melodies, the Gipsy Kings has enthralled audiences across the globe with their unique fusion of flamenco, salsa, and pop for more than 25 years. Their magnetic stage presence and extraordinary musicianship have earned them a devoted following and a place among music legends.
Over the 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. Yet, as heard on their just-released ninth studio album, they have yet to lose their intense connection to the traditional flamenco of their heritage, keeping a spotlight on Tonino Baliardo’s fluid guitar work and Nicolas Reyes’s powerful vocals. This broad cultural mix has enabled the Gipsy Kings to be embraced wherever they play—from China to Brazil, New Orleans to Russia, and Australia to Africa.
The band’s music has also remained visible over the years throughout popular culture. They recently performed their version of “Volare,” which was an international hit in 1989, on an episode of Dancing with the Stars. Their rendition of “Hotel California” was included in the film The Big Lebowski and on the HBO series Entourage. The 2010 film Toy Story 3 featured a Gipsy Kings version of the movie’s popular, Randy Newman-penned theme, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”
The concert is co-presented by Leon County Division of Tourism / Visit Tallahassee and Opening Nights at FSU and is a preview of Opening Night's 2023-2024 Season, which will be announced on August 1.