Blackberry Smoke: Find A Light Tour | September 11 | 8 pm Since emerging from Atlanta in the early 2000s, the quintet has become known for a signature sound indebted to
Blackberry Smoke: Find A Light Tour | September 11 | 8 pm
Since emerging from Atlanta in the early 2000s, the quintet has become known for a signature sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk. Hits include “Like An Arrow” and “Holding All The Roses.” The band has earned two Billboard chart-topping Country albums, 2015’s Holding All The Roses and 2016’s Like An Arrow. (For good measure, the latter also topped Billboard’s Americana/Folk album chart.)
Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke’s sixth studio album doubles down on diversity. Songs hew toward easygoing roots-rock (“Run Away From It All”) and Southern rock stomps (“The Crooked Kind”), as well as stripped-down acoustic numbers (“I’ve Got This Song”) and bruising alt-country (“Nobody Gives A Damn”). Rich instrumental flourishes—keening fiddle, solemn organ and bar-band piano boogie—add further depth and resonance.
About the Ridgefield Playhouse
As the cultural hub to this area, the mission of The Ridgefield Playhouse is to present all aspects of the performing arts to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities, with varied artistic offerings and price points, so that everyone can experience the arts, regardless of their income level.
Designed in 1938, the auditorium in “the old high school” (now the Richard E. Venus Municipal Center) was at one time the center of Ridgefield’s cultural life. In its heyday, before being abandoned in 1972, it was home to school performances as well as community events and town meetings. During World War II, residents had the privilege of twice hearing the legendary Arturo Toscanini conduct here.
In its new life, The Ridgefield Playhouse has been designed to embrace its former role and more. The interior preserves the hall’s excellent acoustics that make it an ideal venue for musical performance and live theater.
At the same time, retractable draperies cover the walls enabling the “deadening” effect needed to show movies. Thanks to a generous legacy from Patricia Schuster, founder of the Ridgefield Studio of Classical Ballet, the stage was built to have the resilience necessary for dance performances. Parts of the old stage rigging have been preserved and supplemented to enable use of the stage’s large fly space. Stage lights and a state-of-the-art sound system have been installed.
Echoing the importance of the town of Ridgefield in the theater’s life is a hand-painted mural covering the lobby walls with familiar scenes of historic Ridgefield. The mural, a gift from a Ridgefield couple, was created by a local artist. Other murals enliven the interior of the performance area as well as the entryway to The Playhouse; all were gifts of Playhouse supporters.
Ridgefield Playhouse | 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877
(Tuesday) 8:00 pm
80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877