Bookmarks Presents “A Look Behind the Music” with Celebrated Singer-Songwriter Ben Folds: On Tour for his Memoir, A Dream about Lightning Bugs
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. (July 9, 2019) – Bookmarks is hosting Ben Folds, who is on tour to promote his new memoir, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the RJ Reynolds Auditorium at 301 Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. This conversational event will present a different view of Folds, who grew up in Winston-Salem, through a dialogue about his award-winning music and his memoir, A Dream about Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons, which will release July 30. Tickets are required for entry.
Tickets range between $22–$45 and include a copy of his new book. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Box Office located at 414 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Box office hours are Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ben Folds is an American musician who has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, a classical piano concerto, and collaborations with artists ranging from Regina Spektor to William Shatner. Folds, who was also a judge for five seasons on NBC’s acclaimed acapella show The Sing-Off, was named the first ever artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in 2017. He is an outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy, serving on the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans for the Arts and as chairman of the national ArtsVote 2020 initiative.
A Dream about Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons is Folds’ first book. In it, he looks back at his life to date offering a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age infused with the wry observations of a natural storyteller. In his inimitable voice, both relatable and thought-provoking, Folds digs deep into the life experiences that shaped him, imparting hard-earned wisdom about both art and life.
Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community. The programming connects readers with authors and books and is achieved through the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas (held this year from September 5–8); an Authors in Schools program, which reaches 12,000 students annually; and year-round events in their gathering space and nonprofit independent bookstore located at 634 W. Fourth Street #110. Visit bookmarksnc.org for more information.