Ben Folds to Headline Hopefest

Hopefest ModuleMulti-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds will perform at CCH’s Hopefest with yMusic, a NYC-based sextet ensemble. This landmark performance will occur at the Park West on Saturday, May 16.

“I don’t recall ever being quite so excited about an album I’m making,” Folds says. “It’s just that we don’t often get to make a record that we’ve never heard before. The arrangements you will hear on this record are straight up rock – not ornamentation.”

Both general admission and VIP reserved tickets are now sold out. Please contact Michael Nameche at (312) 641-4140 if you would like to be added to our VIP reserved waiting list. 

Folds first found international success as the leader of the Ben Folds Five. His subsequent solo career has seen the release of multiple studio albums, a pair documenting his renowned live performances, a remix collection, music for film and TV, an a capella record, as well as numerous collaborations with artists spanning Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.

Critics have characterized yMusic as combining “all the prestige and virtuosity of classical music degrees with all the attitude and energy of an indie rock band.”

What: CCH’s 23rd annual Hopefest concert

When: Saturday, May 16

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. This show is 18 years & older.

Where: Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

Ticket prices: $40 for general admission

$85 for VIP reserved seating

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m.

A live auction as well as a raffle drawing will help raise money for the non-profit work of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.

This event is made possible by generous support from our presenting sponsor, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP.

– Michael Nameche, Director of Development