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Ex-Yankee Bernie Williams Plays Softball, Concert At Ridgefield Playhouse

Former Yankee great Bernie Williams will play a concert and benefit softball game Aug. 30 at the Ridgefield Playhouse.
Former Yankee great Bernie Williams will play a concert and benefit softball game Aug. 30 at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Bernie Williams, the New York Yankees center fielder for 16 years, will bring his music back to Ridgefield Playhouse with his band on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m.

The concert is underwritten by Nick and Anita Donofrio.

Having topped the contemporary jazz Billboard chart with No. 1 singles, recorded albums with guests as varied as Bruce Springsteen and Jon Secada, and having accepted an invitation to sit in with The Allman Brothers Band at their storied Beacon Theatre residencies, Williams instantly established himself as a formidable talent.

109 Cheese & Wine will offer complimentary wine and cheese tasting will take place in the lobby from 7-7:45 p.m. Williams will take the stage at 8 p.m.

An afternoon celebrity softball game with Williams and friends in the ballpark adjacent to the playhouse will start at 1 p.m., with play-by-play announcing courtesy of 100.7FM WHUD’s morning personality Mike Bennett.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Hillside Food Outreach and the Playhouse Arts for Everyone Program.

This event is part of the No. 109 Cheese & Wine Art, with additional sponsorship provided by Canine Training and Behavioral Services LLC, Cultec and Blue Line Labradors with media sponsor 100.7FM WHUD.

For tickets ($90 Gold Circle Meet & Greet; $65 orchestra; $55 mezzanine/balcony. All tickets include admission to the softball game; $20 game only by calling the box office), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 203-438-5795.

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts  center at 80 E. Ridge Road, parallel to Main Street. For more information, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org .

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