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In Actual Person Live For Real Tour Ben Folds

Ben Folds
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    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 that includes 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.

    In addition to solo rock and orchestral touring, Folds has recently written his first book – A Dream About Lightning Bugs – described as a collection of interrelated essays and anecdotes about art, life, and music.

    He is also no stranger to television, having been featured for five seasons as a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed a capella show "The Sing Off," continues to appear in cameo roles on cable and network TV shows, and composes for film and TV.

    An avid photographer, Folds is a member of the prestigious Sony Artisans of Imagery, completed an assignment in 2017 as a photo editor for National Geographic, and was recently 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, in 2016 Ben held the distinction as the only artist to appear at both national political conventions advocating for arts education, has served for over five years as an active member of the distinguished Artist Committee of Americans For The Arts (AFTA), and has been appointed to the Board of AFTA’s Arts Action Fund. He is also Chairman of the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote2020 national initiative to advocate for a greater commitment to the nation’s creative economy through improved public policies for the arts and arts education, and hosts a podcast series of interviews on arts policies with current 2020 presidential candidates.

7:30 P.M. / doors open 6:30 P.M. Buy Tickets
  • P1: $75.50*
  • P2: $39.50*
  • P3: $29.50*

Show Description

COVID-19 Policy Update

Attention fans!

Per the artist request, all attendees of the Ben Folds concert at Taft Theatre on November 18 must be FULLY VACCINATED against COVID-19. Additionally, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED inside the venue for the duration of the event.

In attending the event you certify and attest that you and all individuals in your party attending the event will follow the below regulations:

• All fans will  provide proof of vaccination – either the original vaccination card, a digital copy, or a printed copy of the vaccination card with an appropriate ID matching the name on your documentation. 

• All fans must wear a mask inside the venue for the duration of the event.


• These terms will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you.

For questions about your order and additional information regarding health checks, please visit Ticketmaster Fan Support here.

Exclusive Tour Merch/Podcast Sign Up at Ben Folds' Show

Instead of operating a standard merch table at his 2021 US shows, you will instead find posters inside the venue that highlight exclusive Ben Folds tour merch that can be purchased with a QR code. Use the promo code listed on the poster and get a free collectible tour magnet, or click here to view merch.

In addition, the posters also offer a QR code to sign up free for Ben's new podcast series on creativity, featuring interviews and original song collaborations with special guests.


Set to appear LIVE on US stages for the first time since the pandemic hit, Ben Folds has announced a series of concerts that include solo piano and orchestral performances he’s dubbed his “In Actual Person Live For Real Tour.” The tour begins with a solo piano concert on August 27 at the Appell Performing Arts Center in York, PA and includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Taft Theatre on Thursday, November 18, 2021.