Willie Nelson Playhouse Gala Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/17
Willie Nelson and Family will be the star attraction at the 14th Anniversary Fall Gala of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, September 17! With a six-decade career and more than 200 albums to his credit, the iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of "Crazy", "Red Headed Stranger" and "Stardust".
Willie has earned every conceivable award a musician can receive and has amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Willie's albums include Let's Face The Music And Dance, featuring a pop country repertoire of classics performed by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble who will be on stage with Willie at the Playhouse.
The evening starts at 5:30 p.m. with copious tastings from the area's top gourmet restaurants, open bar & silent auction. The Art Volunteer Award presentation to Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte, a Ridgefield Resident, and recognition of Allison Stockel's 10 years of service as Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse start at 7:30 p.m. followed by a live auction and the show. ?Diamond Sponsors?are Garry Berger, Suzie and Dan Rabinowitz, Lori and John Berisford, Trish Breede and Family, Fairfield County Bank and Scott Schneider; Platinum Sponsors?are AllShows.com and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ellis; Gold Sponsors?are Ann and Steve Carlson; Silver Sponsors?are John and Joanne Patrick.
Partial underwriting has been provided by AcousticMusic.org with media sponsor Ridgefield Magazine. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT; ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
-- Photo by David McClister