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Performance [37] 30-Jul-2016 (Headliner)

Free Concert


Free concert arranged by the Suffern Chamber of Commerce.

".. 860 lucky local fans got the chance to see Grace at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern . The tickets are free and quickly sold out. Grace performed two sets of originals and cover songs, and did a Q&A after the show. Every attendee was automatically enrolled in a raffle for tickets to see Twenty One Pilots, Grace's favorite band, at Madison Square Garden in August." (

Grace VanderWaal, the wunderkind from Suffern, performed for an adoring hometown crowd Saturday evening at the Lafeyette Theater
Ari Benmosche, the co-owner of the Lafayette Theater, said he thought it would be a great sendoff for the Suffern singing sensation before she heads back to "America's Got Talent" in August. "She really deserves it," said Benmosche.The near-capacity crowd of adoring fans was treated to a mix of original songs like her hit "I Don't Know My Name," as well as covers of both classic and contemporary singles such as "X's and O's" by Elle King and "Breathe Me" by Sia. "It honestly makes me cry how incredible she is. It makes me proud for our town," said Elyse Myszka of Suffern who was there with her friend and her friend's children. "We're rooting for her. Go, Grace!" As Grace prepared to walk off stage after an encore performance, her guitarist summed up the evening. "She doesn't sound good for someone her age, she just sounds good." The crowd went wild.
(Lohud 30. July 2016)

"The event Saturday evening showed the abundance of love and support for VanderWaal within the Rockland community and beyond. Many of those who attended were from out of state, and a particularly avid fan of hers even came from Australia." ( 2. August 2016)

The Lafayette Theatre is a nationally acclaimed movie palace built in 1923. Its primary function is first-run movies, but it also houses special events like its popular weekly Big Screen Classics film shows. It is also notable for housing a Wurlitzer theatre organ, which is played before Big Screen Classics shows. The Lafayette was named one of the "10 Great Places to Revel in Cinematic Grandeur" by USA Today in January 2005, sharing the list with such notable venues as New York City's Ziegfeld Theatre and Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

(John Meore/The Journal News)


Grace Vanderwaal - Ukulele, vocals

Grace Vanderwaal - Ukulele, vocals

Dylan Kelehan (AKA Dylan Kay) - Guitar

Seth Moutal - Percussion

Dan Anderson - Bass

Grace performed the first set with the full band, the second set with Dylan only, and the encore (I Don't Know My Name) solo.


1. We Don't Believe What's on TV (Twenty One Pilots - Cover)
2. Riptide (Vance Joy - Cover)
3. Ex's & Oh's (Elle King - Cover)
4. Jar of Hearts (Christina Perri - Cover)
5. Ready or Not (Bridgit Mendler - Cover)
6. Hotel California (Eagles - Cover)
7?. All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor - Cover)
8. Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley - Cover)
9. House of Gold (Twenty One Pilots - Cover)
10. Ride (Cover) Video is on its side
11?. Dog Days Are Over (Florence and the Machine - Cover)
12. Breathe Me (Sia - Cover) Fragment (21s)
13. The Differences Are The Point
14. 12 Stars
15. Missing You
16. I Don't Know My Name
?. Trouble (Never Shout Never - Cover) On the setlist from the concert under "other songs". Was probably not performed
?. Back to The Earth (Jason Mraz - Cover) On the setlist from the concert under "other songs". Was probably not performed

Reviews, Recaps, Behind the Scenes etc.

Type Comment Link
Performance related Video showing fans ready in their seats, Grace presenting her band, and snippets of a number of songs, taken from quite far back in the theatre
Performance related Grace and band rehearsing before the Lafayette Theatre concert, playing 44 sec of Ex's and Oh's
Performance related 30s of Riptide rehearsal, in the doorway to the theatre (With Dylan and drummer)
Performance related Q&A Session at Lafyette theatre
Review (Dailyvoice) TV Breakout Star Grace VanderWaal Rocks Suffern's Lafayette Theatre
Media, PR etc Poster for the performance
Media, PR etc Grace VanderWaal gets a warm sendoff in Suffern
Media, PR etc Grace "Selling Tickets" for the concert 2 days before
Timeline content Grace Vanderwaal Timeline on Facebook: Rehearsal
Timeline content Grace Vanderwaal Timeline on Facebook: Performance

Times Performed

Grace has performed: 2 times at this venue, 76 times in this city, 165 times in this state, 404 times in this country