2020 Tanglewood Season: It’s Summer in the Berkshires

A woman's hand on bow going across the strings of a bass.The season is upon us. The 2020 Tanglewood season that is. After much anticipation, the lineup of summer concerts has been revealed and tickets will go on sale February 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM. Start planning your summer getaways to the Berkshires to enjoy what many consider to be the ultimate in musical nirvana. Though it may be many moons before the performers take stage, now is the time to secure tickets to your favorite performances. Everything from Beethoven to former Beatle, Ringo Starr, will be on hand this season to entertain, whether you’re in the contemporary open-air concert hall or lazing on the lawn.

Summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood continues its tradition of bringing an eclectic array of musical talent to the gently rolling hills of the Berkshires. Opening night, June 19, 2020, get ready to rock out with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. An impressive schedule of performances follow bringing classic, folk, rock and pop to music lovers of every ilk.

Some of this season’s highlights include the 20th anniversary celebration of John Williams’ Film Night, with guest host and Oscar-winning composer, John Williams. Mark your calendar for August 15 for that show. Star Wars fans are in for another stunning night of entertainment on August 21st when Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops present Disney’s Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back with live orchestral accompaniment. Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie also make appearances this summer. And, of course, the annual 4th of July fireworks concert, usually featuring James Taylor, is an amazing night of festivity.

To view the complete listing of performances, including show times and ticket prices, visit the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s website. Tickets go fast for this iconic music institution, a tradition dating back to the 1930s.

Once you’ve booked your Tanglewood concert tickets, make sure to reserve a room at the Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast, located in lovely Sheffield, MA. It’s the ideal location in the Berkshires to take advantage of all the great attractions in the area.

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