He has been hailed as one of the most influential musicians of our generation. Ben Folds, known for his enormous body of genre-bending music, is coming to an Eastern Iowa city for the first time ever. Tickets to see Ben Folds go on sale this Friday, October 21, 2022.

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Meet Ben Folds

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He's created an enormous body of genre-bending music, including pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.

For over a decade he's performed with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras and currently serves as the first-ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

Folds released his first book in 2019, which debuted as a New York Times Best Seller, and is currently hosting a podcast series spinoff of his book entitled "Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds."

In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, he's also developing a new unscripted tv series with Fred Rogers Productions, continues to appear in various film/tv guest starring roles, and is working on two new albums.

An avid photographer, Folds is also a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, has worked as an assignment photo editor for National Geographic, and was featured in a mini-documentary by the Kennedy Center's Digital Project on his photographic work.

An outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy funding in our nation's public schools has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA) and serves on the Board of AFTA's Arts Action Fund. He also served as Chairman of the Arts Action Fund's ArtsVote2020 national initiative that encouraged voter engagement in the 2020 US elections, and continually advocates for improving public policies for arts and arts education.

When Is Ben Folds Coming To Eastern Iowa?

Chart-topping musician Ben Folds will bring his “…and a Piano” tour to the historic Five Flags Theater for his first-ever performance in Dubuque on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Folds has been cited as one of his generation’s top musical influencers and boasts both well-known pop releases and chart-topping classical pieces.

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How To Get Tickets To See Ben Folds

Tickets to see Ben Folds inside the historic Five Flags Theater will go on sale Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Five Flags Box Office or online via FiveFlagsCenter.com and Ticketmaster. Members of the Five Flags Email Club have already been given details about a special presale that begins on Thursday.

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