Music of Ray Charles recreated live on stage during Romanza Festival


Ray-Charles-_7Romanza founder, Albert Syeles, was pleased to announce one of this year’s first signature events of the 2014 Romanza Festivale of the Arts in St Augustine, with tickets going on sale Valentine’s Day, February 14th.

The Legend Lives On … A Tribute to the Genius of Ray
Performing Saturday, May 10th, at 7:30 pm
Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College

The 10-day 2014 festival, held May 9-18, will honor the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act with a powerful tribute to the music that served as inspiration in the quest for equality.

Ray Charles is truly a St. Augustine legend. In his youth he attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind for 8 years, and began his music career right here. The piano he played in Lincolnville is still on display in the Excelsior Museum.

Bringing Ray’s rare blend of blues, rock, country, R&B and soul to life, is Frank Rondell. A consummate performer in his own right, Frank, the world’s top Charles re-creator, is in constant demand appearing in capitals around the world.

Relive the magic of Ray Charles in fabulous full production, featuring Frank Rondell, the fabulous “Roulettes” and their 5 piece backup band. Tickets are $30 at the door; $25 in advance. For reservations and more information go to starting Valentine’s Day, February 14th.