It isn’t often that an artist has a wide-ranging impact on a large, diverse portion of music lovers. Whether he was the reason for picking up a guitar or simply a musical influence, if you ask anyone who has played with The Black Jacket Symphony over the last 9 years, odds are high that Tom Petty had an impact on their musical career. We were all saddened to learn of his passing, especially at the young age of 66. He left a catalog that will live on for generations, and for that we are grateful. Music is the ultimate healer, so when we lose one of our heroes we only know one way to ease the pain. Join us for a special celebration of life as we recreate Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Damn the Torpedoes” live at The Grand Opera House.