Ben Bedford to perform at Fayette Opera House

Singer songwriter Ben Bedford will make his debut performance at Fayette’s Historic Opera House on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when he performs live on stage at the Ginnivan Auditorium.

Bedford has established himself as a songwriter in the tradition of musical icons ranging from Bill Morrissey to Woody Guthrie, casting individual people in the theater of the American Landscape.

A true son of the heartland, Bedford dips into the inkwell of classic American literature and writes with the ‘old soul’ of his literary idols such as John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison.

In the past 10 years he has played his songs for audiences all over the United States and Europe hitting such notable venues as the Bluebird Café in Nashville, Folkstage in Chicago and the Fayetteville Roots Festival in Arkansas.

Bedford has been named one of the “50 most significant Folk singer-songwriters of the past 50 years” by Rich Warren of WFMT-Chicago

“Ben Bedford has proven himself to be a truly inspired and talented storyteller” said Arthur Wood (Maverick).

The doors to the Opera House open at 6:30 p.m. with seating in the Ginnivan Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will begin at 7:30.

As always the performance will be followed by a reception in the Rorick Room for the artist and audience.

Tickets are $12 and $10 and are available at the door or may be reserved by calling the Opera House Box Office at (419) 237-3111 and leaving your name and the number of tickets requested.

This program is sponsored by the Fayette Community Fine Arts Council, Inc.