The Grand 1894 Opera House Welcomes Jerry Jeff Walker Tonight

Returning to The Grand for his annual concert, Jerry Jeff Walker brings his unpretentious poetic sensibility-and restrained, but endearing singing style-for one not-to-miss performance tonight, December 28 at 8pm.

A great storyteller with a "say what you mean, sing what you say" delivery, Walker will surely be a memorable addition to your holiday happenings! This performance is part of Galveston's Passport to Holiday Magic activities and events.

Making his way from New York with his guitar slung around his back, Jerry Jeff Walker really is the kid who rode his thumb out of his hometown to such exotic destinations as Key West-where he introduced another musician, Jimmy Buffet-to the pleasures of island life. He actually did sing for pennies on a New Orleans street corner alongside the now infamous Mr. Bojangles, and strapped his guitar on the back of a motorcycle and went trekking through Canada. He did and still does see the world through a troubadour's eyes.

Walker has also performed for U.S, presidents, and along with his band - the Gonzo Compadres -he sings his songs as a way of making sense of the world. An iconic fixture of the Texas country music scene, he has earned a reputation for not only being a great songwriter but for being the greatest example of living the 'cosmic cowboyism' life.

Join "one of America's musical landmarks", Jerry Jeff Walker, as he delivers everything from drunken anthems to tender ballads-all delivered with a voice so deep you will think 'he's singing just for you."

This performance is one of over 1,000 magical events taking place during this holiday season on Galveston Island.

Again this year, The Grand 1894 Opera House is a proud participant in Galveston's Passport to Holiday Magic celebration- where visitors can access a downloadable "passport" to be stamped as they attend the island's many holiday events. Valuable prizes will be awarded, with the top drawing a cruise on Carnival Magic for four. For details and to download your "passport", visit www.galveston.com/holidaymagic.

Ticket prices start at $24. Call for pricing on Box Seats. Special discounts for group and senior tickets may be available. For information about this and other performances scheduled, contact The Grand's box office at 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visit The Grand's website at www.thegrand.com. The theatre, located at 2020 Postoffice Street in historic downtown, is recognized as "The Official Opera House of the State of Texas." All major credit cards accepted.




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