The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala
Diamond Sponsors: Casey Energy, Tauck Tours
Platinum Sponsors: Ann & Steve Carlson, Southridge
Gold Sponsors: Lori & John Berisford, Allison & Jon Stockel
Additional sponsors: Abbey Tent & Party Rentals, Benziger Family Winery and PepsiCo
Sunday, July 9, 2017
8pm Live Auction & Performance
Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity
Tickets include dinner donated by top area restaurants (Bareburger, The Cake Box, Dimitri’s Diner, Gallo Ristorante, Little Pub, Piccolo’s, Southwest Cafe, Tigers’ Den Sports Bar and Grill, Whistle Stop Bakery, The Wine Group, The Wire Mill, Some Things Fishy Catering, The Hideaway, Bailey’s Backyard, Sloppy Racks BBQ, Genoa Deli, Two Roads Brewing, Asylum Distillery, Elizabella’s Bake Shop, silent auction and more!)
It’s a night with Rock and Roll Royalty! Two of the most distinctive artists in music for the last four decades, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, are teaming up to deliver one night of incredible music at The Ridgefield Playhouse summer gala! Michael McDonald has one of the most distinctive and soulful voices of our time. Add to that his formidable songwriting and keyboard skills and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award-winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.
Boz Scaggs’ career dates back to the late ‘60’s with the Steve Miller Band, then continued with successful solo albums such as 1976’s Silk Degrees (featuring the smash hit singles “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle”) and Middle Man (1980). His late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001) continue to showcase Scaggs’ deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ “Rich Woman,” an intimacy to Bobby Charles’s “Small Town Talk,” and an elegance to the Impressions’ “I’m So Proud.” His soul is effortless and deeply felt but never showy, and is evident in every lyric he delivers.
Thank you to our live and silent auction donors:
Addessi Jewelers, Bernard’s & Sarah’s Wine Bar, Bella Home, Bisé, Carolee of New York, Campari, Cruise Planners, The Flower Girl Florist, Jewels by Joanne, Keeler Tavern, Lera Jewels, Little House Shoppe, Lynn Cesaria Style, Nutmeg Livery Service, Ridgefield Liquor Store, Ridgefield Golf Course, Ridgewood Country Club, Silver Spring Country Club, Stephanie Weiss Personal Training, Tauck Tours, $ 109 Cheese & Wine