Tommy Emmanuel Premieres Documentary Film at the 50th Nashville Film Festival October 5

Tommy Emmanuel Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen

TOMMY EMMANUEL is the esteemed Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, prolific recording artist and performer whose must-see shows all over the world combine virtuosity with his engaging storytelling wit. The fascinating story behind the musician and the man is now told in the documentary film Tommy Emmanuel–The Endless Road, directed by Jeremy Dylan and produced by Jaime Lewis.

 

The documentary will have its U.S. premiere at the 50th Nashville Film Festival which takes place October 3-12. The film’s premiere is set for Saturday October 5 at 3:00 PM with TOMMY and the filmmakers in attendance, followed by a Q&A. An encore screening of the film will be on Monday October 7 at 1:00 PM.   It will be screening at Regal Hollywood Theaters, 719 Thompson Lane – Nashville, TN 37204. Tickets are available here. Watch a trailer for the film  target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer” data-auth=”NotApplicable”>here.

     This past July, Tommy Emmanuel–The Endless Road had its world premiere at Australia’s Melbourne Film Festival where it won Best Music Documentary.” Says TOMMY: “It’s very appropriate that the film has its US debut in Nashville because Nashville has been a big part of my life, not just musically but I have so many friends here and so many influences, it’s a great city.”

“The journey of Tommy Emmanuel is a quintessentially Nashville story,” says director Jeremy Dylan. “Tommy’s relationship with mentor, surrogate father and ‘Mayor of Music City’ Chet Atkins is an emotional backbone of the film, Nashville is the refuge that turns into a home as Tommy’s marriage crumbles and he is forced rebuild his life and the climax of the film as a scorching performance at the Mother Church of Country Music, the Ryman.” 

Tommy Emmanuel–The Endless Road is the story of guitar icon TOMMY EMMANUEL, whose journey takes him from Australia’s youngest guitar prodigy to the world’s most acclaimed acoustic guitarist. Revelations about the father he idolized send TOMMY into a decades-long battle with addiction, which threatens to derail his family and career, even as he drives himself to become one of the world’s most compelling performers.

Catch TOMMY EMMANUEL on the road in 2019 and 2020:

 

2019 DATES:

   

DATE

 

LOCATION

VENUE

Wed

9/18

Elmhurst, IL

Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel 

Fri

9/20

Oklahoma City, OK

Hudiburg Chevrolet Center At Rose State College*

Sat

9/21

Kansas City, MO

Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland*

Sun

9/22

Lincoln, NE

Rococo Theatre*

Mon

9/23

Des Moines, IA

Hoyt Sherman Place*

Wed

9/25

Kalamazoo, MI

The Kalamazoo State Theatre^

Thu

9/26

Columbus, OH

Davidson Theatre^

Fri

9/27

Cincinnati, OH 

Taft Theatre^

Sat

9/28

Frankfort, KY 

The Grand Theatre%

Fri

10/11

Bismark, ND

Belle Mehus Auditorium*

Sat

10/12

Fargo, ND

Fargo Theatre*

Sun

10/13

Duluth, MN

Norshor Theatre*

Thu

12/5

Red Bluff, CA

State Theatre For The Arts+

Fri

12/6

San Jose, CA

Heritage Theatre+

Sat

12/7

Sacramento, CA

Crest Theater+

Sun

12/8

Fresno, CA

Tower Theatre+

Mon

12/9

Santa Cruz, CA

Rio Theatre+

Tue

12/10

Orange, CA

Musco Center At Chapman University+

Wed-Thu

12/11-12

Malibu, CA

Smothers Theatre At Pepperdine University

Sat

12/14

Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB – Campbell Hall+

Sat-Wed

 

12/28- 1/1

Maui, HI

Tommy Emmanuel’s Holiday Guitar Getaway

2020 DATES:

   

Thu

1/2

Maui, HI

Castle Theatre At Maui Cultural Arts Center!

Fri

1/3

Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Theatre!

Wed-Thu

2/15-15

Key West, FL

Key West Theater

Sat-Wed

2/18-22

Miami, FL

Keepin’ The Blues Alive At Sea Vi *Sold Out

Fri

2/24

Ft Lauderdale, FL 

Parker Playhouse#

Sun

2/26

Orlando, FL

The Plaza Live#

Mon

2/27

Ponte Vedra, FL 

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall#

Tue

2/28

Charleston, SC

Charleston Music Hall#

Fri

2/1

Augusta, GA 

Miller Theater#

Fri

3/27

Mississauga, ON

Living Arts Centre Hammerson Hall*

Sat

3/28

Calgary, AB

Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts – Bella Concert Hall*

Mon

3/30

Edmonton, AB

Horowitz Theatre*

Wed

4/1

Victoria, BC

Victoria Conservatory Of Music – Alix Goolden Performance Hall*

Thu

4/2

Vancouver, BC

Vogue Theatre*

Wed

5/27

Sherbrooke, QC

Theatre Granada<

Thu

5/28

Ottawa, ON

Algonquin Commons Theatre<

*With Joe Robinson

^With Jorma Kaukonen 

%With Pat Bergeson & Annie Sellick

+With Jim & Morning Nichols

! With Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

#With Ida Mae

*With Joe Robinson

<With Gareth Pearson