Jon Batiste, band leader for “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” will celebrate Make Music Day on Friday, June 21 in Ridgefield with a free community performance at The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance at 440 Main Street at 3:45 p.m.
Batiste is in town to headline The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala later that evening with his band Stay Human at 8pm. Tickets are still available for the show. For tickets, call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.
Batiste will be performing on a Steinway piano, courtesy of Steinway of Greenwich.
Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring on the summer solstice, returns this year on Friday, June 21 with over 5,000 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other magnificent music-making events being held in more than 80 U.S. cities. A worldwide phenomenon observed by hundreds of millions of people in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries, the daylong musical free-for-all on June 21 brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music. More info at: http://www.makemusicday.org/