Nina Simone tribute May 22

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Tryon Fine Arts Center will presents a concert tribute to Tryon native and artist and activist Nina Simone on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m.

“Nina Now,” an original production from Destiny Stone, celebrates Nina Simone as a Grammy nominee, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, singer, songwriter, pianist, and voice of the civil rights movement.

Destiny Stone is Nina Simone in her original tribute concert “Nina Now,” performed in Simone’s hometown of Tryon on Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. (Submitted by Michelle Fleming)

“Nina Now” is a show on a mission to keep the name of Nina Simone ringing with 10 of Simone’s songs, six of Destiny’s original works, and an artist-audience talk back. The show embodies what it means to be a woman, artist, and activist, organizers said.

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The performance will be staged in the backstage space of the Veh Stage, with the audience seated onstage with the Destiny Stone and TFAC’s 9 foot Steinway Concert D piano.

The Stage Door Series is TFAC’s newest series, giving patrons a unique perspective on concerts, theater, spoken word events and more organizers said. Seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged at or by calling 828-859-8322.

– Submitted by Michelle Fleming