Elm City's Finest
- Saturday, October 14 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Shubert Theatre puts the spotlight on New Haven's local singing talent in an all-new cabaret setting featuring Thabisa Rich & Band, Langston Lynch, Finn the Scientist and Love n' Co. Patrons will be seated at tables of four arranged on the Shubert stage - a very special opportunity to enjoy an evening of song in an intimate, historic setting.
Last year, Shubert Theatre launched Elm City's Finest to recognize the unbelievable talent of artists within the city. Talent from nearly every artistic form—music, dance, spoken word, visual art—was celebrated on our stage and throughout the theatre. As we continue to showcase artists, each Elm City’s Finest event will focus on an artistic discipline. We are delighted to return this fall to celebrate the outstanding singing talent within the city.
$10 Pay What You Wish Ticket Information
To keep pricing accessible, Elm City’s Finest will be "Pay What You Wish" pricing, with a minimum of $10 per ticket. Any amount beyond the minimum directly supports the labor and operations costs that allow us to feature these talented New Haven artists on the Shubert stage.
Elm City’s Finest will be presented cabaret style with tables of four arranged on the Shubert stage.
While booking your tickets, please be advised that parties of 5 or more will be seated at tables as near to one another as possible. Parties with less than 4 people or those across more than one table may be seated with other parties.
Once your order is completed, you will receive an email confirmation.
Tickets and table numbers will be held at the box office and available for pick up the day of the show. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Shubert box office at 203-562-5666.
“Life is a groove” is a truth Finn.theScientist lives by. Born in Connecticut to a very Southern family and a love for Hendrix, Stravinsky, Shirley Ceasar, George Duke, Janelle Monae, and so many more, Finn Henry has always experienced the connection and blur between cultures and music. Finn sees their music as a sharing of a personal journey of how self, present culture, and the past informs and shapes creation. Whether it is performing as a vocalist or producing and engineering, Finn’s creativity is unmatched and exponentially growing.
Langston Lynch is a singer, songwriter, and lyricist with a rich background in vocal jazz and acapella performance. Her song, “Child of the Sun” is an excerpt from her own original musical, Aubrey’s Pencil Box. A lament from an orange pencil about being the least favored in the box, the song captures feelings of rejection as well as the human urge to break out of restriction. While Langston has been composing for years, Aubrey’s Pencil Box is her debut into playwriting and musical theater composition.
Watch video of Langston on her YouTube channel.
Love n' Co
Love n’ Co delivers powerful sonic waves that caress the soul, aiding in the journey of self-discovery and raw expression. We believe we can because of the community that shows us we can. Each song is a love song dedicated to all those that never give up and try even in the midst of unforeseen storms.
Thabisa Rich & Band
Thabisa Rich is an international singer and songwriter who has captivated audiences with her dynamic voice and emotive lyrics. Born in South Africa, Thabisa now resides in New Haven, CT, where she has been making a name for herself with her energy, charisma, and incredible voice.
"...a huge voice and a personality to match. She has become both a local favorite and an artist to watch for broader exposure in the near future." - Mark Zaretsky, New Haven Register
Her music is a unique blend of styles, drawing from her South African roots, as well as influences from artists like Janis Joplin, Erykah Badu, Sade, and Miriam Makeba. She has released two albums, "The Journey" in 2013 and "Eyodidi" in 2015, and has been nominated for Best Video in the South African Traditional Music Awards in 2013 and finished in the Top 18 in the South Africa Idols Competition in 2012.
In 2020, she recorded "Sweet Sorrow" which draws on her lived experiences and showcases her unique approach to music, inspiring her to create a third album. Her upcoming EP, "Petrichor," is an exploration of her growth and becoming as an artist and as a person.
Learn more about Thabisa and watch videos on her tour website.