w/ special guests Frankie Ballard and Rose Falcon
Making his Sarasota debut, Rodney Atkins is the consummate feel good country artist. With his kick back and live in the moment philosophy, Rodney has made major waves in the contemporary country genre. Nominated for 2 CMA Awards, and 5 ACM Awards, Rodney took home the award for Best New Male Vocalist in 2006. His #1 hits like “If You’re Going Through Hell,” “Watching You,” “These Are My People,” and most recently “Take A Back Road” catapulted him into stardom. Just a few songs from Atkins have you seeking out your nearest country road, for a relaxing, windows-down, adventure!
Frankie Ballard: Few artists in the history of country music have risen from obscurity to prominence with the speed of Warner Bros. Records guitar slinger Frankie Ballard. On his debut album for the label, this performer brings a bluesy, rocking edge to the country scene. His talents as a vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist and showman have already made him one of the genre’s most memorable new personalities.
Rose Falcon: Rose Falcon’s music flows easily between genres with the common thread of an individual vocal style and a gift for exposing the heart of the songs she writes. Born in New York City and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Rose is the daughter of legendary singer – songwriter Billy Falcon. Rose started writing poetry at age 12, which soon became the basis for her own artistic journey. She was discovered and signed by Columbia Records who released her self-titled EP in 2008. Rose quickly gained notoriety having several of her songs placed in films and commercials including of Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Master of Disguise, Raising Helen, Dawson’s Creek, and Inspector Gadget 2. Her songs have been recorded by Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Days of Fire and Jessie James. Her music has also been used in national advertising campaigns for Verizon Wireless, JC Penny, The Build a Bear Workshop and Estée Lauder.
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The Van Wezel Seating Chart
Student Rush Tickets
For this performance, can be obtained through the Box Office by the following:
- Students (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- Teachers (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- City Employees (LIMIT 2 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- Ushers (LIMIT 1 EACH)
- Active Military Service Personnel (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH VALID ID AT BOX OFFICE ONLY)
*Based on seating availability*
Curtain Calls are your opportunity to learn more about the creative process with our visiting artists. These informal pre- or post-performance discussions, all held at the Van Wezel, are FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. Please join us!
Sorry, group tickets are not available for this event.
For the Hearing Impaired
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is the first theater in Sarasota to install the revolutionary Hearing Loop System for those who suffer from hearing loss, thanks to financial support from Sertoma Sarasota. The hearing loop is the only system that transmits performers' voices from a microphone directly into a hearing aids or cochlear implants equipped with telecoils, allowing wearers to use hearing aids as wireless loudspeakers. This system complements the existing Sennheiser Infrared Listening System. Wireless headsets can be used at any seat in the auditorium and are available in both the Main and Bayside Lobbies. Sign language interpreters are available upon request through the box office.
Patrons in Wheelchairs or with Mobility Issues
Patrons in wheelchairs may enter through automatic doors in both Main and Bayside lobbies on ground level (no stairs). Accessible parking is available on the circle in front of the building and in the main parking lot. Cars must have necessary identification to qualify for these special arrangements. Patrons with mobility issues can be accommodated in restrooms off both lobbies. There is a wheelchair on the premises for emergency use, thanks to the generosity of Easter Seals.