Berkshire’s Guthrie Center Carries On Community Legacy

It’s hard to define just what The Guthrie Center is and does—it encompasses so much. The Great Barrington venue is a mix of community gathering place, meditative center, performing arts space, and restive retreat.

Closeup photo of a man playing an acoustic guitar.The Guthrie Center, which is located in Great Barrington, was founded by Arlo Guthrie to honor the legacy of his mother and father, the great folk musician Woodie Guthrie. Its goal is to bring people together to work for and share spiritual, cultural, and educational ideas. Weekly Tuesday luncheons are one example of the communal spirit. Another is Thursday Hootenanny night, where admission is free and the spirit is lively. Friday mornings there is an hour of free yoga.

In addition to these regularly scheduled activities, The Guthrie Center hosts a wide range of musical performances. This summer’s lineup is a laudable list of folk singers and musicians. We’ve mentioned a few of the upcoming shows below. You can find a complete listing on The Guthrie Center website.

The Guthrie Center
2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA

Free Events:
Community Lunch
Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.

Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


June 9, 2018
John Davidson, 8:00 p.m., $30

June 23, 2018
Tracy Grammar, 8:00 p.m., $25

July 6, 2018
Tom Chapin, 8:00 p.m., $30

July 20, 2018
An Evening with tom Rush, 8:00 p.m., $50

For more of the warm community spirit, plan to stay at Staveleigh House! You’ll enjoy personalized service, home-cooked breakfasts, and a general feeling of being “home away from home.” Give us a call!

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