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News : Entertainment Aug 12, 2013 - 7:15:27 AM


Surfer-turned-musician Donovan Frankenreiter will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday

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Musician and champion surfer Donavon Frankenreiter will be back at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thirsty Thursday, August 15, at 8 p.m. The thirsty reference is a bike ride that kicks off at 6 p.m. the night of this show from the Playhouse parking lot and ends in time for the start of the concert. Each rider gets a free ticket to see Donovan Frankreiter’s show. Frankenreiter’s folk-infused songs continue with his new album Start Livin’. Special guests are SOSOS and The Breedings. For tickets ($37 orches., $28 mezz.), call the box office at 203-438-5795, or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
Musician and champion surfer Donavon Frankenreiter will be back at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, August 15, at 8 p.m. Longtime friend of Jack Johnson, Frankenreiter’s folk-infused songs continue with his new album Start Livin’. Donovan Frankenreiter will create an idyllic musical event at The Ridgefield Playhouse where the audience can chill out on a summer’s eve.

This event is underwritten by The Ridgefield Bicycle Company, a local shop whose “Thirsty Thursday” bike ride will kick off at 6 p.m. the night of this show from the Playhouse parking lot and end in time for the start of the concert. Each rider will get one free ticket to see Donovan Frankreiter. Special guests are SOSOS, a Florida-based acoustic band whose music generates a signature sound and energy, and The Breedings, a brother & sister country music duo with enviable vocals and songwriting. Mountain Dew by Pepsi is sponsoring a tasting of their breakfast drink “Kickstart” in the lobby before the show.

To add even more to the evening, ticket holders may enjoy a free glass of house wine or draft beer with dinner the night of the show at The Little Pub (Ethan Allen Highway, Ridgefield) when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer/Songwriter Series with media sponsor 90.7fm WFUV.

Donovan Frankenreiter's infectious warmth and finely honed pop sensibilities create original songs that draw the listener into that bright and breezy world for a blissed-out moment. A product of southern California where he learned to surf and play the guitar to the sounds of Dylan and Marley, Frankenreiter played rhythm guitar for cover bands and collaborated with other songwriters before striking out on his own in 2004 with a self-titled debut album. Other releases followed: Move by Yourself (2006), Pass It Around (2008), Revisited and Glow (2010).

To underscore the need for music and surfing in this artist’s life, Frankenreiter explains: “The first thing I do is grab a surfboard or guitar if I’m depressed or bummed – I think that’s why a lot of my songs are positive and uplifting, because those two things make me happy.” His international fan base couldn’t agree more.

For tickets ($37 orches., $28 mezz.), all or visit the box office at 203-438-5795, or order tickets online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.




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