Ridgefield Playhouse | 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT | (203) 438-5795 | venue website

Richard Thompson

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RICHARD THOMPSON w/ Teddy Thompson
Wednesday - 10/2/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $46, $56, Gold Circle Meet & Greet $200
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all-time and the recent recipient of both an Ivor Novello Award for Songwriting and the 2006 BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, the iconic British folk rock legend is one of the world's most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. His work is admired and recorded by such artists as Bonnie Raitt, David Byrne [more...]

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Peter Wolf

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PETER WOLF
Thursday - 10/10/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $47.50
Born in New York City, Peter grew up in the Bronx during the mid-1950's in a small, three-room apartment where he lived with his parents, older sister, two cats, dog and parakeet. For some time, Peter lived with his grandmother, an actress in New York City's Yiddish Theater. She and Peter had a strong bond, and she affectionately named him "Little Wolf" for his energetic [more...]

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The Wallflowers

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THE WALLFLOWERS w/ Ragged Glory
Sunday - 10/13/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $75
As part of the mid-'90s revival of roots-rock, the Wallflowers held a special connection to one of the original inspirations: vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Jakob Dylan. Though he is the son of a legend, Jakob's similarities to his father are occasional -- in fact, the Wallflowers are more influenced by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers than original '60s folk-rock, though lyrically, [more...]

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Robert Cray

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ROBERT CRAY BAND w/ Petey Hop
Sunday - 10/20/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $65
The five-time Grammy Award winner summarized 35 years of mastery on the debut Nozzle release Live From Across the Pond (2006), an electrifying two-CD concert set drawn from a series of shows (opening for Eric Clapton) at London's Royal Albert Hall. When the time came to follow up that widely praised collection with a studio recording, Cray viewed it as an opportunity to move [more...]

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Eric Burdon & The Animals

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ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS
Wednesday - 10/23/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $70
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Eric Burdon (WAR/The Animals) has assembled a new band including Wally Ingram on drums & vocals, Eric McFadden, Paula O'Rourke, and Red Young. The world tour is currently underway and the band has been tearing it up and having a blast! Eric Burdon was born on May 11, 1941 in Walker-on-Tyne, Northumberland, UK. His lengthy recording [more...]

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Tim Reynolds and TR3

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TIM REYNOLDS AND TR3 w/ Adam Jensen
Saturday - 10/26/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $37.50
Tim Reynolds has been playing music all of his life. Starting as a bass player in a gospel band in his hometown of St. Louis to his break through band in the 80's, TR3 and forward to recording with & touring with DMB and the Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds Acoustic Duo. Tim's progression has continued through his last 8 years on the road as a solo acoustic guitar wizard playing [more...]

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Toad the Wet Sprocket

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TOAD THE WET SPROCKET w/ Willie Nile
Saturday - 11/2/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $47.50
When Monty Python's Eric Idle created the fictional band "Toad the Wet Sprocket" for the program "Rutland Weekend Television" in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack. [more...]

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Pat Benatar

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PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO
Tuesday - 11/12/2013
8:00 PM | All Ages | $98 - $125
Pat Benatar's polished mainstream pop/rock made her one of the more popular female vocalists of the early '80s. Although she came on like an arena rocker with her power chords, tough sexuality, and powerful vocals, her music was straight pop/rock underneath all the bluster. Born Patricia Andrzejewski on January 10, 1953, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the singer was raised in the [more...]

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Joshua Payne

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JOSHUA PAYNE w/ Lines West
Wednesday - 10/16/2013
7:30 PM | All Ages | $28

Joshua Payne is one of the most abundantly gifted of a new breed of singer and songwriter, blessed with a big, classically-trained voice and a soul to match. Your Love, My Home, his debut CD on the Verve Forecast label, introduces not only an accomplished singer with experience in every musical genre from opera to rock, but also a lyricist and composer of uncommon sensitivity [more...]


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Charlie Scopoletti

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CHARLIE SCOPOLETTI w/ Bobby Paltauf Band
Wednesday - 11/6/2013
7:30 PM | All Ages | $28
Charlie Scopoletti defines his music as "Perspective Music". A two-time cancer survivor, his debut album "Truth" draws from the unique perspective of someone who's faced and overcome adversity. With his artistic blend of passionate lyricism, melodic hooks, and intense approach to acoustic guitar playing, his music will take you places only you can go. Scopoletti was only [more...]

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Pete Hop

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PETEY HOP and the CT Blues Society Revue
Thursday - 1/16/2014
7:30 PM | All Ages | $28

As the youngest of 7 children, Pete was exposed to all kinds of music as a child. His parents were swing babies who loved the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, The Dorseys, Sinatra and Duke Ellington. His six brothers and sisters gave him the influences of R&R like The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, Cat Stevens, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, and many others. After [more...]


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Jay Nash

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JAY NASH w/ PJ Pacifico
Wednesday - 2/12/2014
5:30 PM | All Ages | $28
Jay Nash's defining musical moment came at age 12, after hearing a 90-minute Maxell tape with the 1971 Grateful Dead Live album on one side and Cat Stevens' Greatest Hits on the other. To steal a line: What a long, strange trip it's been ­ and it's brought him where he is today. Jay grew up in the small town of Manlius, outside Syracuse in upstate New York, spending [more...]

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Matt Schofield

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MATT SCHOFIELD w/ Carly & Eliza
Thursday - 3/13/2014
7:30 PM | All Ages | $28
British Bluesman Matt Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative guitarists to have emerged on the world scene for several generations. He is rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time (Guitar & Bass Magazine) putting him in the company of such iconic names as Eric Clapton and Peter Green. In his relatively short career [more...]

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