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Gabriel Royal – Festival of Arts
August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
“Step into the Spotlight,” sponsored by Viking Cruises, is a regular Friday night event that brings to center stage some of those amazing voices that are usually seen (and heard) in the background. Once again, our Friday night musician is an extreme talent.
Gabriel Royal got his start as a busker on the New York City subway, but the Oklahoma-born, Brooklyn-based musician has emerged as trailblazing talent with inimitable style and enviable range. He’s performed at NYC’s top music venues, including Poisson Rouge and Blue Note Jazz Club; played to sold-out crowds in countries around the world; and collaborated with some of the industry’s most in-demand names, including the Beyoncé-endorsed music video director Blake Farber. Known for his soaring vocals, hum-along melodies, and lush arrangements, Royal, a classically trained musician, is among a select number of artists combining cello and voice.
Free with festival admission or $20 for VIP limited seating