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Tanglewood Music Center - Lenox, MA

The idea for Tanglewood Music Center, a sprawling outdoor venue nestled in the Berkshire Hills, was first conceived in 1934. A group of Berkshire Hills Music Academy summer residents arranged an outdoor-concert series featuring members of the New York Philharmonic, who played under tents for a crowd of 1,500. By 1937, the Tanglewood estate, belonging to the Tappan family, was gifted to Serge Koussevitzky, the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He put on Tanglewood’s first official concert, an all-Beethoven set. Following a thunderstorm that interrupted Tanglewood’s second concert, founders realized the need for a more permanent structure, and thus the music pavilion was born. The building was erected in 1938 and began drawing huge crowds every year. The venue hosts mainly classical music in addition to rock, pop and jazz concerts. Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and also encompasses three music schools.

Tanglewood is a short drive from the Massachusetts State Turnpike (I-90), accessible via Exit 2. There are two large parking lots located at the Main and Lion’s gates and in designated Boston Symphony Orchestra lots on West Street and Hawthorne Road.

There’s a casual café at the venue, located between the Shed and the Lion’s gate, and a grill located inside the Main Gate next to the Glass House 1 Gift Shop. Guests can also order picnics to go from the Events Services Department. Head to Church Street, less than 2 miles away, for several dining and tavern options, or to Main Street, less than 5 miles away, to find ice cream, Italian, seafood and more.

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Tanglewood Music Center Concert Ticket and Venue Information:

What is the capacity of Tanglewood Music Center?
5,700
What was Tanglewood Music Center named before?
Berkshire Music Center
When did Tanglewood Music Center open?
1938
Sat
Jun 20, 2020
7:30 PM
Trey Anastasio & Boston Pops Orchestra
Lenox, MA
Sun
Jun 21, 2020
2:30 PM
Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie
Lenox, MA
Fri
Jun 26, 2020
7:00 PM
Brandi Carlile
Lenox, MA
Sat
Jun 27, 2020
7:30 PM
Patti LaBelle & Darlene Love
Lenox, MA
Sun
Jun 28, 2020
2:30 PM
The Mavericks & Los Lobos
Lenox, MA
Fri
Jul 3, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Ken-David Masur - Schuman, Barber, Sierra & Gershwin
Lenox, MA
Sat
Jul 4, 2020
8:00 PM
James Taylor
Lenox, MA
Sun
Jul 5, 2020
2:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Anna Rakitina - Vaughn Williams, Mozart & Mussorgsky
Lenox, MA
Fri
Jul 10, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - Debussy, Mozart, Julia Adolphe & Poulenc
Lenox, MA
Sat
Jul 11, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - All Wagner
Lenox, MA
Sun
Jul 12, 2020
2:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - Chopin & Tchaikovsky
Lenox, MA
Fri
Jul 17, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - All Beethoven
Lenox, MA
Sat
Jul 18, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - All Beethoven
Lenox, MA
Sun
Jul 19, 2020
2:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - All Beethoven
Lenox, MA
Fri
Jul 24, 2020
8:00 PM
Tanglewood Gala
Lenox, MA
Sat
Jul 25, 2020
8:00 PM
Constantinos Carydis
Lenox, MA
Sun
Jul 26, 2020
2:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: David Stern & Michael Stern - Issac Stern 100 Year Celebration
Lenox, MA
Tue
Jul 28, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood on Parade
Lenox, MA
Fri
Jul 31, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich and Brahms
Lenox, MA
Sat
Aug 1, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - Shostakovich and Brahms
Lenox, MA
Sun
Aug 2, 2020
2:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons - Nathan, Barber & Dvorak
Lenox, MA
Fri
Aug 7, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Herbert Blomstedt - Grieg, Mozart and Dvorak
Lenox, MA
Sat
Aug 8, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Herbert Blomstedt - All Mendelssohn
Lenox, MA
Sun
Aug 9, 2020
2:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Moritz Gnann - Kodaly, Mozart & Schubert
Lenox, MA
Fri
Aug 14, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Thomas Ades - Stravinsky, Ades & Holst
Lenox, MA
Sat
Aug 15, 2020
10:30 AM
Boston Pops Orchestra: John Williams' Film Night Rehearsal
Lenox, MA
Sat
Aug 15, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Pops: Keith Lockhart - John Williams' Film Night
Lenox, MA
Sun
Aug 16, 2020
2:30 PM
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra: Christoph von Dohnanyu - Strauss & Schumann
Lenox, MA
Fri
Aug 21, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Pops Orchestra: Keith Lockhart - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert
Lenox, MA
Sat
Aug 22, 2020
8:00 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Sir Mark Elder - Berlioz Requiem
Lenox, MA
Sun
Aug 23, 2020
2:30 PM
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Von Dohnanyi - Brahms & Beethoven
Lenox, MA
Thu
Aug 27, 2020
8:00 PM
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me
Lenox, MA
Fri
Aug 28, 2020
8:00 PM
John Legend & The War and Treaty
Lenox, MA
Sat
Jun 19, 2021
7:00 PM
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band
Lenox, MA
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
297 West St, Lenox, MA