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Art Garfunkel to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/11

Art Garfunkel to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 4/11

After a two-year hiatus from performing due to complications with his vocal chords, six-time Grammy Award winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Art Garfunkel is back on tour and feeling great. In a special evening with the legendary Art Garfunkel and Tab Leven, his guitar player, on Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m., The Ridgefield Playhouse will be filled with "The Sound Of Silence", and many more Garfunkel songs that helped define a generation and remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. This event will be Art Garfunkel's first concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

"We are excited to welcome Art Garfunkel to our stage," said Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse. "It will be an amazing evening of music, poetry and even include a special audience Q&A with Art. His new interactive show format allows the audience a chance to engage directly with this famous artist." Discretion is advised if intending to purchase tickets for children younger than 10 years of age. The Ancient Mariner (451 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a glass of house wine with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer/Songwriter Series with media sponsor WFUV 90.7fm.

It was 40 years ago that "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was listened to on college campuses and airwaves throughout the U.S. when Art was part of Simon & Garfunkel in the folk music era. Simon & Garfunkel won five Grammy awards, and Art has 13 solo albums to his credit. Not many singer/songwriters have the expansive generation-defining songbook as that of Art Garfunkel, whose image and signature vocals remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His newest album, The Singer, puts his entire career in focus as a retrospect from one of the most extraordinary careers in music history.

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