Live music is back at The Ridgefield Playhouse! After last year’s successful shows under the tent, The Playhouse is at again! Outdoor concerts kick off this weekend with 7-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride & Tip City on Friday, May 7 at 7pm followed by Rusted Root frontman and lead singer Michael Glabicki with bandmate Dirk Miller on Saturday, May 8 at 7:30pm! Livestream tickets available for Michael Glabicki’s show. Both shows will be socially distanced, with seating under the tent at The Playhouse.
Fresh off his 7th Grammy win at the 2021 Grammy Awards, Jazz Master Christian McBride returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with an outdoor, socially distanced concert McBride makes his only Connecticut appearance at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday May 7 at 7pm along with Tip City featuring Emmet Cohen and Dan Wilson as part of the Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine and Jazz Series. Ticket holders can enjoy an art exhibit by Chris Osborne before the performance and are invited to enter a FREE raffle to win a great prize from Freixenet Mionetto! After ending 2020 as Jazz Artist of the Year in the DownBeat Readers Poll, McBride won his 7th Grammy Award in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category for his work on “Trilogy 2” alongside jazz fusion icon Chick Corea. The bandleader, composer, bassist, jazz radio host, festival artistic director and jazz ambassador has collaborated with artists across all music genres.
Rusted Root frontman Michael Glabicki is teaming up with bandmate Dirk Miller for an outdoor show at The Ridgefield Playhouse! The duo will make their only Connecticut tour stop on Saturday, May 8 at 7:30pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity. Fans can enjoy this night of Rusted Root hits, deep cuts and new music with this outdoor show, socially distanced under the tent at The Playhouse. Livestream tickets are also available for those who want to watch from home. Just in time for Mother’s Day – all ticket holders will be entered to win beautiful tri-color necklace and gift certificate from Silver Ribbon Jewelry of Westport! Award-winning, mixologist created, natural Ready To Serve cocktails will be available for purchase at the bar from our sponsor On The Rocks Premium Cocktails. Rusted Root is best known for their Platinum selling album, “When I Woke,” which produced the hit song “Send Me On My Way,” and launched the band into international stardom. Alongside acts like Blues Traveler, Dave Matthews Band and Widespread Panic, Rusted Root toured relentlessly and recorded major label albums for years to come. Glabicki is now bringing his distinct vocals and blend of acoustic folk, rock and world music into stripped down performances with the help of Dirk Miller. A multi-faceted musician, producer and songwriter, Glabicki’s duo shows feature your favorite Rusted Root tunes, Deep Cuts, & New Material!
For tickets, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org or call the box office at 203.438.5795