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June 22, 2019

Date/Time(s): Sat, June 22, 2019 – 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $49.50/$69.50/$79.50/$125.00
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)

Please note: All ticket sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or returns allowed.

On-Sale Date: Fri, March 22, 2019 – 10am


Iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry, released 12 solo albums, and recently written an autobiography, What Is It All But Luminous: Notes From An Underground Man.

GARFUNKEL was originally celebrated for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound Of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, is one of the biggest selling albums ever.

For his In Close-Up tour dates, Art brings along a guitarist and keyboardist, performing Simon & Garfunkel songs, solo hits, select covers – and he reads excerpts from Luminous. “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” says GARFUNKEL. “I’m a singer trying to get away with a lucky job. I try to soothe, to lift…That’s my life.”



Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer ART GARFUNKEL has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel.

Since then, he has been busy as a husband and father to his two sons, 27 year-old James and 12-year-old Beau Daniel. He is also an avid walker who has walked across Japan, the US (celebrated in the 1997 concert DVD “ACROSS AMERICA”), and now Europe.

After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, GARFUNKEL landed several major film roles, including “Carnal Knowledge” (opposite Jack Nicholson), “Catch 22”, and Nicholas Roeg’s “Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession.” His solo debut “ANGEL CLARE” spawned the top 10 hit “All I Know.” His other solo albums include “BREAKAWAY” (‘75; features the hit “I Only Have Eyes For You”), “WATERMARK” (‘78; featuring “[What A] Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon), “FATE FOR BREAKFAST” (‘79), “SCISSORS CUT” (‘81), “THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS” (‘86), “LEFTY” (‘88), “GARFUNKEL” (greatest hits, ‘88), “UP TILL NOW” (‘93), “ACROSS AMERICA” (‘97), “SONGS FROM A PARENT TO A CHILD” (‘97), “EVERYTHING WAITS TO BE NOTICED” (’03), “SOME ENCHANTED EVENING” (’07) and “THE SINGER” (2012).

The late ‘80s brought two new challenges for GARFUNKEL: he published Still Water, a collection of poetry, in ‘89, and began an amazing trek across America–on foot. But the ‘80s and ‘90s found GARFUNKEL doing what he does best: singing for an audience.

ART GARFUNKEL earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia College, majoring in Art History; later he earned his Masters degree in Architecture at Columbia University. He lives in New York City with his wife Kim. GARFUNKEL is an avid reader and has chronicled every book he’s read since June 1968 on his website–1,246 in all.

For more, visit www.artgarfunkel.com.

Presented by Exceptional Artists, with the Champaign Park District.


June 22, 2019
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Virginia Theatre
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