Ben Folds

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Ben Folds in conversation with Ryan Taylor of Minnesota Opera

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, a classical piano concerto, and collaborations with artists ranging from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner. Featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC's acclaimed a cappella show The Sing Off, Folds is also an avid photographer and an outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy in public schools.

A celebrated singer-songwriter, beloved for songs such as “Brick” and “You Don’t Know Me,” and the former frontman of the band Ben Folds Five, he will be the first to tell you he’s an unconventional icon. In his first book and memoir, A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, Folds reflects on his life in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age, infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. He opens up about finding his voice as a musician, becoming a rock antihero, and hauling a baby grand piano on and off stage for every performance. In his inimitable voice, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life.

 A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.”

—Sara Bareilles


VIP Experience (limited quantity) Includes reserved front section seating, a hardcover copy of A Dream About Lightning Bugs, and a Fast Track pass for the book signing

Public: $80 Member/Educator: $75

One ticket + one book

Public: $60 Member/Educator: $55 Student: $50

Two tickets + one book

Public: $80 Member/Educator: $75 Student: $70