Joan Jett and the Blackhearts headline at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, November 3!
Tickets ON SALE! purchase HERE.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Gala in Yanity Gym: Dinner, open bar & silent auction
8:00pm Performance: Live Auction & Show
$195: Orchestra Tickets includes Gala
$175: Mezzanine & Balcony show only
After the year we’ve all had its time to raise some money for the arts and blow off a little steam with The Ridgefield Playhouse Fall Gala featuring the original female rock visionary- Joan Jett. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover,” to name a few.
Her independent record label, Blackheart, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest-running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands. As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs’ LA punk masterpiece, GI. Jett’s music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. Jett and the Blackhearts continue touring the globe with headline shows alongside fellow rock icons like The Who, Green Day and the Foo Fighters. Additionally, Jett has acted and appeared in movies, television and theater.
Jett was also able to see her story told in The Runaways, the feature film based on her first band, starring Kristen Stewart as Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie. Jett was close to the project, serving as executive producer. Bad Reputation, a documentary about Jett’s life, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film continues to receive praise and accolades and is available on all streaming platforms. Not bad for a woman whose first music teacher told her that girls couldn’t play rock and roll!
Upgrade to a Gala ticket and join us before the performance for an open bar, choice wine and spirit tastings and dinner by the bite from various area restaurants and caterers. The evening also includes one-of-a-kind auction items.
Purchase tickets here.
DIAMOND SPONSORS: Glori & Adam Norwitt, John Pasquale, and Berisford, Cox, Rabinowitz, Ross & Stockel Families
GOLD SPONSORS: Cally & Rommin Adl, Deb & Dan De Clercq, EventVIP, David & Julie Peck, Becky & Matt Sawtelle, and Rachel & Joe Sondheimer
SILVER SPONSORS: Shari Goodstein and Ann & Steve Carlson