$15 – $60

Kraig Kenning National Slide Guitar Champion (Outdoor concert)

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$15 – $60

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Alliance for the Arts

10091 McGregor Boulevard

Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Call him Contemporary folk, Acoustic blues, Roots rock, or American fingerstyle. Kraig has managed to merge a bit of all the above!

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Live music is back – outdoors and with social distancing – at the Alliance! We’ve been hard at work to create an intimate, open-air venue where our neighbors can safely enjoy live entertainment. And what better backdrop for a performance than the gorgeous Florida sky?

Reserve your square now! At National Guitar's 1st Annual Slide Competition, Kraig took first place honors as Best Unsigned Artist. Kenning has inspired comparisons with Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Bob Dylan, and Jackson Browne…to name a few. His finger picking often brings reminders of Kraig's long time hero Leo Kottke. "His overall performance and presentation stand equal with any of today's top singer/ songwriters", states Dave Glynn of the Fox Valley Blues Society. It's hard to be humble when elevated to the ranks of guitar gods and modern poets, but Kraig is quick to point out the logic behind such flattering comparisons: "Those are the guys I listened to, whose music I locked myself in my room with growing up. If I sound like any of them, it's because they were my inspiration and fueled my dreams."

For safety reasons, all tickets must be purchased in advanced. CASH BAR! NO PETS!

Seating is limited and attendees will purchase a pass for a 6×6 square space on our GreenMarket lawn. In order to maintain social distancing, all lawn spaces will be 6 feet apart. Guests are required to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. A pass for a 6×6 square space is $15 for 1 person, $30 for two people or $60 for a group of four people. The average per person price is $15 plus fees.

Please note: Event staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times. Attendees are required to wear masks indoors of the Alliance, for bathrooms and when social distancing is not possible. In the event of inclement weather, we will reach out to you to either refund or reschedule the performance.

A Kenning show is a guarantee. Chicago Tribune reviewer Dan Kening (no relation) agrees, noting "Kenning's deft finger picking and slide work on acoustic and steel resonator guitar is truly impressive, but so is his flair for crafting intelligent, heartfelt lyrics and memorable melodies. Call his style laid-back music played with a burning passion." From his own perspective, a Kenning show is more like "a gift"…one that is both given and received. "What happens with an audience is like a little miracle. It's awesome to feel their appreciation. It's amazing, like a circle of energy and I'm a messenger or supplier."

He has opened for Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, and slide guitar master Sonny Landreth; and he has shared lineups with club and folk series favorites such as John Gorka and Patti Larkin.


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