The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala, featuring "Late Show" band leader Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human will be held on Friday, June 21, at 5:30, at the playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road. The gala benefits The Playhouse and includes dishes prepared by local restaurants, beverages provided by local brewers, wineries and distilleries and a chance to bid on silent auction items. Jon Batiste and Stay Human will perform in the theater at 8 p.m. Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality. Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, Batiste eventually went on to receive both his undergraduate and master's degrees in piano from the Juilliard School and formed his band, Stay Human. This show is part of the Moffly Media Evening of Art Wine & Jazz Series and Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. For tickets, at $75-$175, call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center.