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Tom Petty and his music are intertwined with American culture. He wrote and recorded songs that became the soundtrack to millions of people’s lives, becoming a universally revered star in the process. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Free Fallin will honor his memory by returning to perform at the Athens Theatre in DeLand.

Free Fallin has been performing Petty’s music throughout the country for more than 11 years, and along the way they have evolved into a complete and spectacular live-music production.

Their show, featuring all the best hits of Petty, includes the instruments and costumes that re-create the authentic experience of a Tom Petty concert. This band delivers a professional and entertaining experience for any fan.

Free Fallin’s “Broken Hearted Tour” last year played more than 90 shows in 15 states, which included an invitation to play for Tom Petty’s “Birthday Weekend” in October in Petty’s hometown of Gainesville. Twenty-six thousand fans from all over the world gathered to celebrate his legacy, as Free Fallin headlined back-to-back nights.

This year’s “Legacy Tour 2019” is promising to be a respectful continuation of sharing Petty’s music with his fan base around the country. Join us in the celebration of his life and music!

The Athens Theatre is at 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand.

 

Ticket information

Tickets cost $30 for preferred reserved seating (first five rows center orchestra and two rows center balcony), and $26 for general reserved seating. A $3-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax will be added to each purchase.

To purchase tickets in advance, or to find out more specific information, visit the Athens Theatre website at www.AthensDeLand.com, or call the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, and one-and-a-half hours before live performances.

— Alexa A. Baldwin is director of marketing and operations for the Athens Theatre.

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