All proceeds go towards sending children to BTG PLAYS! summer camp through the Richie duPont Scholarship Fund.
Join The Nashville Beat with Fabrizio and the Fever in a high energy night of music. There will also be a special performance by RO/BMS Winter Rock band, an outgrowth of the Rock On and Berkshire Music School initiative to provide year-round music programs for teens in downtown Pittsfield.
The Richie duPont Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 in memory of a talented young actor who performed in two of BTG’s Main Stage productions. This fund provides summer camp scholarships, so children can pursue their dreams of being on stage.
Since its inception, The Richie duPont Award has been given to 154 children, allowing them the opportunity to attend BTG PLAYS! summer camps on scholarship. Summer camps are one-week sessions offered during the summer vacation months. Students work together to prepare and perform a classic fairy tale, creating basic props and costume pieces in addition to rehearsing. The final performance is followed by a student-led question and answer session.
Fabrizio and the Fever is an alternative-rock entity formed in 2013 by Berkshire native singer, songwriter, artist and entrepreneur, Michael Fabrizio, son of local pediatrician Dr. Michael Fabrizio. The band, dubbed “genre-gypsies,” pulls from a plethora of inspirations including country, rock, Americana, folk-rock, as well as pop and hip-hop influences. The band regularly consists of Warner Brothers sound engineer and longtime friend Mark Lonsway (acoustic guitar), well-known Nashville shredder Matt Zehr (electric guitar), and longtime friend and time-keeper Steve Wolfe (drums). At Fabrizio and the Fever premiered in October 2013 with an opening slot for legendary super group Boston. Since then, Fabrizio and the Fever has opened for Robert Randolph, Sleeper Agent, Trigger Hippie, John Carter Cash, Craig Morgan, Jessica Andrews, Raelyn Nelson and others.
A: $50 (VIP ticket includes: premium seating, 6pm pre-show reception in the Garage with complimentary refreshments, Fabrizio and the Fever meet and greet, and signed event poster)