october, 2020

Bruce Hornsby (Solo) - 20th Anniversary Gala

03oct7:00 pmBruce Hornsby (Solo) - 20th Anniversary GalaThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

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Sponsored by:

DIAMOND SPONSORS: Missy & Andy Williams

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Berisford, Rabinowitz, Ross & Stockel Families, Northern Trust

GOLD SPONSORS: Eric Diefenbach & JK Brown

SILVER SPONSORS: Deb and Howard Bubb

BRONZE SPONSORS: Caroline & Rommin Adl, Amy & Eric Freidenrich, Kathleen & Dave Lyons, Jill & Larry Mango, Dr. Margaret A. Reed & Patricia Fernandes, The Sawtelle Family, Linsey Tully & Joe Racioppo, Mercedes-Benz of Danbury

With Additional Support From: All Seasons Tent and Party Rentals, Campari, Hollandia Nurseries, Pepsi, Reliance Merchant Services

Limited indoor socially distanced seating inside the theater for sponsors. For sponsorship click here.

Join us as we celebrate the start of the 20th Anniversary Season of the Ridgefield Playhouse! Three ticket types available to see Bruce Hornsby live and special guests virtually streamed:

Sponsor Tickets: includes dinner under the tent by Bernard’s or Gallo & tickets to see performance inside the Playhouse theater
Gala Tickets: includes dinner under the tent and a live feed of the playhouse stage
Streaming Ticket: includes a livestream of the event to watch from home
Silent auction items available via Relibid.
*if you purchase a Sponsor or Gala ticket and would like to pick up your dinner-to-go and watch via a livestream from home that is also an option.

6:30pm: Gala and Sponsor ticket holders sit only with their party (restaurant style seating) and will be served dinner from Bernard’s and Gallo – then see a full performance with Bruce Hornsby as well as virtual guest appearances from artists who have been at The Ridgefield Playhouse over the past 20 years. With special guests Cowboy Junkies, Joan Baez, Giancarlo Esposito, Gilbert Gottfried, Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren, Paul Shaffer, Suzanne Vega and more, this special Live Stream 20th Anniversary event will be filled with lots of surprises!

About the Artist: Having performed more than 5 times at The Ridgefield Playhouse, Bruce Hornsby is back to celebrate its 20th anniversary! Whether it’s his iconic song “The Way It Is,” or any of this other hits singles – including “The End of the Innocence” which he co-wrote Don Henley or Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me” among others, this 65 year old musician, who has performed with everyone from the Grateful Dead, to jazz legends Christian McBride to bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and more – has always been known for his unpredictability.

With his new album Non-Secure Connection, which has received rave reviews, he continues to take the music world by surprise. After his wide-ranging, critically acclaimed 2019 album Absolute Zero, the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader continues where he left off – featuring 10 new songs and exploring a broad range of themes, from civil rights to computer hackers, mall salesmen to the Darwinian aspects of AAU basketball.

He continues to collaborate with some of the best in the business, including the late Leon Russell, who appears thanks to a demo that he and Hornsby recorded together more than 25 years ago. “I must be the only person around that has a record with James Mercer, Jamila Woods, Leon Russell and Vernon Reid,” Hornsby says with a laugh. “It’s a great, disparate crowd.”

Tonight, along with a virtual array of other amazing stars who have graced the stage of the Playhouse, Hornsby will bring it all home – this time to support the arts!


(Saturday) 7:00 pm


The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877


The Ridgefield Playhouse

Phone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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