There is nothing like seeing one of your favorite bands in an intimate setting.

I was lucky enough to see The Go-Go's at the Ridgefield Playhouse last week. They provided the music of my youth, from "Vacation" to "Cool Jerk" to "Head Over Heels", I am a big fan.

Seeing them perform all of those hits and more at the relatively small Playhouse was a treat.

As I looked around before the show, I noticed that we are very lucky to have such a venue that actually ponies up the cash to bring these performers to our area.

Over the years, many a huge name has appeared on that stage, here are a few that I found interesting:

  • Chris Cornell

    "Black Hole Sun"

    Cornell wails out a really great version of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun".

  • Todd Rundgren

    "Hello It's Me"

    This song always sends me back to the glorious 70's when I hear it.

  • Paul Simon & Edie Brickell

    "All I Have to Do Is Dream"

    Simon and Brickell took the Playhouse stage in January 2013 for A Concert for Hope and Healing

  • Lindsey Buckingham

    "Go Your Own Way"

    Buckingham busted out a solo acoustic version of the Fleetwood Mac classic for a lucky Playhouse audience

  • Donny Osmond

    "The 12th of Never"

    I love when performers improvise and bring the audience into their show. This is a perfect example of someone taking the time out of their day to make a lifetime memory for a fan.