Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes
DATE: Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024
DOORS OPEN: 6:00 PM
SHOW STARTS: 7:30 PM
TICKETS NOW ON SALE. AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN-PERSON AT THE TICKET MILL IN THE OLD MILL DISTRICT
Chair rentals available while supplies last.
Note: chair set up location may be designated on show night.
Nicolas Reyes has been the leader and co-founder of the Gipsy Kings for well over 30 years. In the past three decades, they have dominated the World Music charts and sold more than 14 million albums worldwide. Their platinum compilation, The Best of the Gipsy Kings, was charting for over a year upon its release and their ninth studio album, Savor Flamenco, was awarded the Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2013.
This iconic legacy began when Nicolas’ father, Jose Reyes, formed a celebrated flamenco duo with Manitas de Plata (which boasted fans as famed as Miles Davis and Pablo Picasso). When the pair parted ways, the elder Reyes became even more popular upon starting his own band, backed by his son, called Los Reyes. In later years, Nicolas headed out on his own and began playing in the town of Arles in the south of France. He traveled throughout the country, busking on the streets of Saint-Tropez, playing wherever he could. Having adopted the perpetual motion of the gypsy lifestyle, his band eventually translated “Los Reyes” and became the Gipsy Kings.
The band’s music went on to fuse with popular culture. In addition to the accolades above, the traveling Gipsy Kings have played some of the world’s greatest stages, from the Hollywood Bowl to Royal Albert Hall as well as hitting the big screen. Their rendition of “Hotel California” was included in the film "The Big Lebowski" and 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 Gipsy Kings recently featured in a Big Lebowski spinoff "The Jesus Rolls" with Reyes appearing in person with the director and star, John Turturro, for some of the promotion.
As active as this remarkable collective remains, they are also confident in the future of their legacy. “Even though it’s been 30 years, we want to keep on making new music because it’s our life. It’s who we are,” says Nicolas Reyes. “But I think there will be a time when we pass down the Gipsy Kings to our sons”.
30 years is an eternity in pop music but the story of the Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes has the depth to endure. Theirs is a music that extends through generations, to the sounds of their ancestors—Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Spanish Civil War—and reflects the vibrantly eclectic and peripatetic history of the gitanos.
LAWN SEATING INFO
Seat cushions 16” x 16” or smaller are allowed in the venue at all shows. No chairs or blankets are permitted. Low-profile chairs are available to rent at most concerts.
All vendors only accept payment with debit, credit, or Old Mill District gift cards.
*NOTE: OMD gift cards cannot be used to purchase merchandise
CLEAR BAG POLICY
Only clear, single compartment bags or packs that measure 12-inches tall by 12-inches wide with a depth of 6 inches or less are allowed in the venue. Small, non-clear clutch bags that are 6-inches tall by 9-inches wide are the only exception.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
At this time there are no additional health and safety procedures to attend shows. Policies could be amended at any time to reflect those changes.
Measuring 16 x 16 or smaller
BEACH TOWELS & YOGA MATS
30” x 60” or smaller are allowed at this show.
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES & CANTEENS
AN INDIVIDUAL CLEAR PLASTIC, VINYL or PVC TOTE BAG
No larger than a 12” x 6” x 12” tote bag or pack with a single compartment and/or small clutch bag (6”x 9”)
PERSONAL CAMERAS WITHOUT DETACHABLE LENSES
NO Chairs of Any Kind
NO Strollers or Wagons
NO Weapons of Any Kind Including Pocket Knives
NO Smoking of Anything
NO Outside Beverages or Food
NO Golf Umbrellas
NO Fireworks or Projectiles
NO Hula Hoops or Poi Spin Balls
NO Pets Including Emotional Support or Companion Animals
NO Selfie Sticks or iPads
NO GoPros or Professional Grade Cameras