Artpark logoJune 16, 2023; Tickets on sale Friday, February 17 at 10AM

Lewiston, NY -- Singer-songwriter, musician, and composer Ben Folds will bring his What Matters Most Tour to the Artpark Mainstage Theater on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 8:00PM.

Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, Folds’ masterful new collection, What Matters Most, isn’t so much a statement as it is an offering, an open hand reaching out to all those wounded and bewildered by a world that seems to make less and less sense every day. 

The album marks Folds’ first new studio release in eight years, and it’s a bold, timely, cinematic work, one that examines the tragic and the absurd in equal measure as it reckons with hope and despair, gratitude and loss, identity, and perspective.

“There’s a lifetime of craft and experience all focused into this one record,” Folds reflects. “Sonically, lyrically, emotionally, I don’t think it’s an album I could have made at any other point in my career.” 

Indoor reserved seats go on sale Friday, February 17 at 10AM and start at $36.00

This concert is presented by LIVE NATION.

Ticket prices include Facility Fee and additional fees apply for online orders.

Tickets will be available for purchase online at The Artpark box office will be open from 10AM-4PM on Friday, February 17.

This event joins a growing list of confirmed performances at Artpark this season including: The Avett Brothers (May 21); Mt. Joy (May 25); Noah Kahan (May 26); Rainbow Kitten Surprise (June 7); Buddy Guy (June 10); Young The Giant w/Milky Chance (June 13); Michael Franti & Spearhead (June 21); Tori Amos (July 8); Barenaked Ladies (July 11); RAIN; A Tribute to the Beatles (July 16) & Parker McCollum (August 17).

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The Earl W. Brydges Artpark is being operated by Artpark & Company, Inc. for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation under a long-term collaborative agreement.

Contact: Andy Dulski, Director of Marketing & Sales, Artpark