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Ben Folds adds to Greenfield Lake’s spring lineup

Ben Folds will stop over at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Apr. 15, 2022. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — North Carolina native and musician Ben Folds will head to his home state as part of his In Actual Person Live For Real Tour! The tour kicked off in August in Pennsylvania and continues through spring 2022.

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Folds announced an Apr. 15 date at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, with tickets going on sale Wednesday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.

It’s Folds’ first tour since the pandemic. When Covid-19 hit, he was on the road and relegated to isolate in Australia, wherein he launched a podcast, “Lightning Bugs: Conversations with Ben Folds” (a spinoff from his 2019 NYT Best Seller), releasing new music and hosting livestreams.

The pianist blends pop with classical arrangements, has released three solo albums, as well as contributed to many others, and performed with symphonies and orchestras worldwide.

Also coming to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Dropkick Murphys — The Celtic-bent punk-rock outfit will make its debut at Greenfield Lake a week before St. Patrick’s Day, Mar. 11. The show is sold out.

Lettuce — The funk and jazz jamband will perform Mar. 27, 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $27.50.

The Wood Brothers — American roots band The Wood Brothers are heading to the amphitheater Mar. 31, 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $32.50.

Rodney Carrington — A comedian and country music artist, Rodney Carrington’s Let Me In! tour — named after his latest release, “Let Me In” — will combine both humor and song. It stops over in Wilmington on Apr. 2, 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and begin at $54.50.

Mt. Joy — L.A.’s five-piece indie rock band Mt. Joy are landing Apr. 14, 6 p.m., with opener Flipturn. Mt. Joy has released two albums, a self-titled release in 2018, and “Rearrange us” in 2020, which charted on the Billboard 200. Tickets start at $35, on sale now.

Shovels and Rope — The Charleston, S.C., folk duo are headed back to town and will land at the amphitheater on Apr. 16. Tickets are on sale now for $30.

The String Cheese Incident — Having rescheduled from 2021, the four-piece jam band will make their way to Greenfield for two nights, Apr. 26 and 27. All tickets will be honored from the reschedule, and one-day and two-day passes are on sale now, $54.50 – $105.

Houndmouth — American alternative blues band Houndmouth — whose 2015 album “Little Neon Limelight,” featuring the track “Sedona,” landed on the U.S. folk, indie and rock charts — will come through Greenfield Lake Amphitheater May 1. Tickets are on sale now for $25.

Stephen Marley Acoustic — The reggae artist is slated to head to the amphitheater on June 30, after being postponed due to Covid. Tickets are $35 and all previously purchased tickets will be honored.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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