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Tanglewood Returns in 2021

We are so excited for what this year has in store. After a year of many closings in 2020, no doubt you too are ready to get out and enjoy all that the Berkshires have to offer. In addition to scenic mountains, a rugged coast, fascinating history, beautiful art, and professional theater, the Berkshires are well-known for fantastic musical performances. Located just 5 minutes from our Inn, Tanglewood returns to the Berkshires in 2021 for a wonderful season of live music.

Note from BSO:
The Boston Symphony will not have an official word on the status of the 2021 Tanglewood season until late winter/early spring. An organization-wide planning process is underway to help determine what activities might be able to take place this summer. Over the next couple of months, the orchestra will continue to evaluate the most up-to-date protocols in place. It is our hope that we will be able to present a season of live performances with audiences at Tanglewood this summer, though the safety and well-being of everyone involved will always remain our highest priority in our decision-making process on when and how to reopen the festival.

Tanglewood History

During the winter of 1936, the Tappan family estate, including its buildings and 210 acres of lawns and meadows, was gifted to Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, the Koussevitzky Music Shed was built to protect performers from the elements – where the BSO and live concerts are still held today. Since then additional studios, music halls and acreage have been added to this popular summer attraction. Tanglewood has grown from nearly 100,000 visitors each year in 1941, to over 350,000 today, representing a big part of the Berkshire experience for residents and visitors alike.

Tanglewood 2021 Schedule of Events

JUNE 2021

Trey Anastasio with the Boston Pops & Conductor Keith Lockhart
Friday, June 18 at 7:30pm
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Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band
Saturday, June 19 at 7:00pm
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Judy Collins with Special Guest Jesse Colin Young
Sunday, June 20 at 2:30pm
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The Mavericks & Los Lobos
Sunday, June 27 at 2:30pm
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JULY 2021

James Taylor with his All-Star band
Sunday, July 4 at 8:00pm
Following the concert will be a spectacular fireworks show over the Stockbridge Bowl
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Brandi Carlile
Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00pm
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Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Thursday, August 26 at 8:00pm
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John Legend with Special Guests The War and Treaty
Saturday, August 28 at 7:00pm
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Koussevitzky Music Shed
297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240
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Whether you live near or far from the Berkshire Hills, make the Cornell Inn a part of your summer plans. Our grand reopening lines up perfectly with Tanglewood’s summer schedule. Plus, we are conveniently located in downtown historic Lenox, just 5 minutes from Tanglewood. Book online or call the Inn at (413) 637-4800

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