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Son of a Gun: A Guns ‘N Roses Tribute

Time: October 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $20 – $55

Son Of A Gun is the best Guns N’ Roses tribute band on planet earth. Fronted by Ari Kamin, lead singer of Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses, this five-piece Rock N’ Roll band based in Los Angeles is able to bring a stadium show to any kind of venue. Formed in 2012 in Argentina, they took advantage of the experience gained in years of touring the United States and quickly became the hottest band in L.A. Closing the lineup are Johnny Mayo on Lead Guitar, Jimmie Romero on Rhythm Guitar, ‘Chotas’ on Bass and Tom Gold on Drums.


Nobody can do Axl except for Axl and the guy that Steven Adler is playing with, Ari, he is amazing as well” – Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)

An Argentinian guy that is just phenomenal. I mean the guy is mean. You got to go on YouTube and see some videos of the guy. He’s amazing” – Jeff Pilson (Foreigner)

It’s good to know that the future of rock n’ roll is in great hands. What I admire most about Ariel, he reminds me of what makes rock n’ roll fun” – Angel Alamo (The Metal Summit)

Ari has the pizazz necessary for an entertaining frontman in addition to the vocal ability.” – Shannon Wilk, MetalTalk

Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs. 


Orchestra Level:

Pit Seat: $40.00*
Standard Seat: $35.00*
Premium Seat : $45.00*
Value Seat: $25.00*
Obstructed Seat: $20.00*

Lower Balcony:
Standard Seat: $35.00*
Premium Seat : $45.00*
Value Seat: $25.00*
Obstructed Seat: $20.00*

Upper Balcony:
Standard Seat: $35.00*
Premium Seat : $45.00*
Value Seat: $25.00*
Obstructed Seat: $20.00*

Box Seats:
Box Seat: $55.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Sponsored By:

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National Endowment for the Arts

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

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Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.