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BeniseSaturday Feb 12, 2022
Tickets: $39 - $97
It's one hot night as the 'Prince of Spanish guitar' celebrates 20 years of taking audiences on a musical journey through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more! Performing fan favorites from the last 20 years and debuting new songs from his 5th PBS special 'Strings of Hope.'
The 20th Anniversary tour establishes Benise's Emmy Award winning show as one of the longest running global Latin-themed theatrical productions and solidifies Benise as America's foremost native-born ambassador of Spanish guitar.
For Benise, music has always been a journey. From his humble beginnings as a street performer, to being featured on the #1 rated show in the USA – Dancing With The Stars, and performing around the world. "I wanted to push the boundaries of Nuevo Flamenco/Spanish guitar while combining the elements of dance and theater. This show is a celebration of all the shows we've done over the last 20 years," comments guitarist and creative force behind the event, Benise.
The Emmy Award-winning composer along with an international cast of musicians and dancers will entertain audiences with a two-hour show that "is an escape from all their problems," Benise says. "Much like the recent PBS special Strings of Hope, with this show I want to take the audience on an escape... to a beautiful Spanish courtyard filled with Flamenco dancers, stunning costumes, and fiery Spanish guitars." Beyond the new material, BENISE says "the live show will incorporate some fan favorites from my street performing days and rock classics like Led Zeppelin's Kashmir and AC/DC’s Thunderstruck."
VIP PACKAGE INCLUDES
• Exclusive Meet & Greet with the Benise and Cast
• Premier Seating
• Private Sound Check Experience
• Personal Photographs with Benise
• Souvenir Official Meet and Greet Laminate
• Personally Autographed Benise CD
Entrance into Benise’s rehearsal is from 11:30am - 12:30pm (matinee show) OR 5:00pm – 6:00pm (evening show).
Please meet in the theatre Lobby at 11:30am or 5:00pm. Your VIP Badge and CD will be available at the Theatre Box Office. Please have your confirmation number with you. The Theatre may require photo identification to pick up your package. You will need your VIP Badge to get into Benise’s rehearsal and meet and greet.
At the end of Benise’s rehearsal there will be a meet and greet with Benise. Bring your cameras.
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and follow signs indicating Downtown San Francisco. Stay to the left and take the Marina exit; you’ll see the sign overhead. While you might be tempted to take a right at the first stop light (Lyon Street) and pull directly into the Palace of Fine Arts, pass the Lyon Street entrance and proceed straight on Marina Boulevard. Then:
NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio or retry the directions from above.
Cross the Bay Bridge. Follow the signs to the 9th Street exit. Stay in the right-hand lane. Go one block and turn right onto 9th Street. Stay in the left-hand lane. Immediately after Market Street, veer left onto Hayes Street. Then:
Take Highway 101 North to the Market Street/Van Ness exit. Take Van Ness to Lombard (look for signs to the Golden Gate Bridge). Turn left onto Lombard. Once on Lombard, get into the right-hand lane. Then:
Follow 19th Avenue through Golden Gate Park; 19th Avenue becomes Park Presidio Boulevard on the other side of the Park. Follow signs for the Highway 101 Detour. Then:
The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre has convenient access to public transportation. We are accessible by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner.
If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.
Virtually all downtown-bound Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby the Theatre. Ask your driver for directions or call Golden Gate Transit Information at 511 (toll-free) or 415-455-2000 (outside the Bay Area).