Tommy Emmanuel, CGP Comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on May 7, 2024

October 30, 2023 by Sandy Lerebours

Tickets On Sale Now 

DURHAM, NC — October 30, 2023 — Tommy Emmanuel, CGP comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham on May 7, 2024, with special guest Cris Jacobs.

Tickets to see Tommy Emmanuel, CGP in Durham are on sale at the Carolina Theatre box office and the venue’s website — 

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At age six, he was touring Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock lead guitarist playing stadiums. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a “Certified Guitar Player (CGP)” by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays sold-out shows around the world.  

Influenced by Merle Travis and Chet Atkins’ fingerstyle of guitar pickin’, Emmanuel developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band – covering drums, bass, rhythm, lead guitar, and vocal melody simultaneously. His innovative guitar technique has been recognized with multiple Grammy nominations, ARIA Awards, IBMA Awards. He’s grateful for it all. For Emmanuel though, the greatest reward is always the same – to make the next great record and to see the beaming audience at the next great show. 

Don’t miss your chance to see Tommy Emmanuel, CGP at the Carolina Theatre on May 7, 2024. 



About The Carolina Theatre of Durham: 

Carolina Theatre of Durham is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre at 309 W. Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. The Carolina Theatre of Durham is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region. Visit for more information. 

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