An Evening with Rick Wakeman: His Music and Stories


Sat, Apr 15, 2023    
8:00 pm


Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker St, Woodstock, New York

Event Type

After studying piano privately for 12 years, Rick gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he studied piano, clarinet and orchestration. In March 2012, Prince Charles presented him with his Fellowship of the RCM. He was also made a Professor at the London College of Music. As much sought after session musician in the late sixties and early seventies, he played on more than 2,000 records, including such hits as Cat Stevens’ Morning Has Broken and David Bowie’s Space Oddity and Life on Mars, and worked with a real eclectic mixture of other notable artistes, such as Donovan, Cilla Black, Marc Bolan, Black Sabbath, Lou Reed, Mary Hopkin, Dana, Al Stewart, Elton John and John Williams. In March 1970, he joined Strawbs. His first album with them, Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios, paved the way for ‘folk-rock’ and reviews from their concert at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 11th of that year did much to take Rick’s career to a new level. He joined YES in August of 1971 and has been in and out of that band on quite a few occasions! (One journalist likened the relationship to that of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, in as much as they can’t live with each other, but in the same breath, can’t live without each other! Rick told the journalist he didn’t disagree as long as it was accepted that he was ‘Richard Burton’!) Both as a solo artist and with YES, he has sold more than 50,000,000 albums, although he says that only past management would be able to tell you where the royalties went. All sales final.
Tickets are non-refundable
Masks are optional.
Pre-Sale 2/23, 10am
General On-Sale 2/24, 10am
Adv. Tickets: $49-79 / Day of Show: $54 – $84
VIP Meet & Greet Soundcheck Package: $150
VIP Package includes:
Priority check-in and entrance
Meet & Greet with Rick Wakeman
Photo opportunity with Rick Wakeman
Invitation to private pre-show sound check
Merchandise items designed and created exclusively for package purchasers
Collectible laminate to remember your evening
** VIP Ticket Does NOT include a show ticket. You must have a show ticket to participate in the VIP UPGRADE package.**
Lounge & Bar Open 6pm / Music 8pm