What’s it like to hear your favorite classic rock tunes up-close-and-personal in a phenomenally intimate and acoustically superior venue? The band America, whose many hits -- “A Horse With No Name”, “Ventura Highway”, “Don’t Cross The River”, “I Need You”, “Tin Man”, “Lonely People”, “Sister Golden Hair” and “You Can Do Magic” to name a few -- were cornerstones of 1970s Top 40 and FM rock radio.
America will bring these hits and more to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, October 5, at 8 p.m. Special guest is Marshall Crenshaw, the American singer/songwriter best known for "Someday, Someway", a Top 40 hit in 1982. His music has roots in classic soul, British Invasion song craft and more, and Marshall is well known for his offbeat chord progressions (almost verging towards jazz) and concise solos. To make the night even better, Bailey's Backyard (23 Bailey Ave., Ridgefield) is offering 10% off lunch or dinner the day of this event when tickets are presented. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking is available for this show, which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
This super band America boasts six certified Gold and/or Platinum albums, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting more than four million in sales. America’s material encompasses an ambitious artistic swath. From effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, this album displays a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains.
As a fan put it after seeing America in concert: “Unbelievably great - vocals, band, everything. What I enjoyed most is the great friendship they have between them. It really shines through and makes the evening unforgettable.”
For tickets ($90), call the box office (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT