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The Swanee Theatre

The Swanee Theatre Presents: The Wildflowers

A Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute! Doors open: 7pm Show starts: 8pm Pre-sale General Admission Tickets: $20 Day of General Admission Tickets: $25 Age for entry: 21+

The Swanee Theatre Presents: The Wildflowers
The Swanee Theatre Presents: The Wildflowers

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Swanee Theatre, 200 West Ave, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA

About the event

Now in their 11th year together, The Wildflowers have become the most successful internationally touring tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Playing all the hits of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty’s solo music, and even The Traveling Wilburys thrown in for good measure, with such precision, energy, and authentic southern charm, you have to see and hear The Wildflowers to believe it. “Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” bassist Darryell Stone asked himself one day in 2012 while listening to the radio. There was only one answer he could imagine, “Nobody.” Testing his hypothesis, Stone polled friends, family and fellow musicians how they felt about Petty. The result was always the same. Everyone loves Tom Petty. One of these fellow musicians just happened to be Tom Petty’s doppelganger, guitarist and lead vocalist Jonathan Guthrie. Guthrie was an avid fan and had always fantasized about being a Heartbreaker. As two seasoned musicians and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers fans, there was really only one thing for them to do – form a Tom Petty tribute band. It wasn’t hard for Stone and Guthrie to find skilled musicians excited about playing in a Tom Petty tribute band. Drummer Steve Lucas, formerly of Feverdog and a band mate of Stone’s local band, Theatrix, quickly signed on. Lucas brought with him his M-80’s band mate Glenn Freeman. Freeman, who boasts of seeing multiple Tom Petty concerts in the 80s, brought an instrumental cornucopia to the group with keyboards, harmonica, guitar and backing vocals. Lead guitarist Curt Granger rounded out the lineup. With several decades of experience on the circuit, Granger has played in such circuit bands as Pyrate, Scream Sophie, and his own solo project, as well as creating a line of world-renowned boutique guitar amplifiers. The new Tom Petty tribute band rehearsed with one focus – to recreate the music of Tom Petty with precision, attention to detail, and a reverent respect. Parts were studied in great detail, down to inflections in the very way each word of every lyric was sang. Performing locally in the first year, it didn’t take long for the band to be noticed. Word spread quickly, which led to more shows outside the band’s home state, which led to more word of mouth and exposure. Soon the band was gaining interest from venues across the southeast, which led to more travel and more Tom Petty fans discovering them. 

Tickets

  • 4 Top Seating

    Includes tickets, table, and seats for four guests. Low top tables

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

    On Sale

  • Upstairs VIP Booth 1 -Seats 8

    Upstairs Private Suite Seats 8

    $400.00
    +$10.00 service fee

    On Sale

  • General Admission

    General Admission, first come first serve

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

    On Sale

  • Upstairs VIP Booth 3- Seats 8

    Upstairs Private Suite Seats 8

    $400.00
    +$10.00 service fee

    On Sale

  • Upstairs VIP Booth 2- Seats 16

    Upstairs Private suite Seats 16

    $640.00
    +$16.00 service fee

    On Sale

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