The 2017 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series has just added a number of legendary artists! James Taylor, Joan Baez, John Mellencamp, Indigo Girls, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, and Carlene Carter are all on this summer’s Tanglewood Festival lineup!
Tanglewood continues to amp up the excitement with these late additions to its summer series of rock, pop, and jazz concerts.
Of course, the big news everyone has been waiting for is the return of James Taylor to Tanglewood’s stage. Not that there is any real surprise: Taylor is no stranger to Tanglewood. As a matter of fact, this engagement will be the 25th since his inaugural appearance in 1974!
Taylor and his All-Star Band are scheduled to appear in the Koussevitzky Music Shed on July 3rd and 4th, 2017. Fireworks will follow the Independence Day show on the 4th.
Tickets for James Taylor’s Tanglewood appearances will go on sale at 10am, March 6th.
James Taylor is not the only artist who has been recently added to the Tanglewood Popular Artists Series.
“Four Voices,” scheduled for June 17th, combines the talents of Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the Indigo Girls: Amy Ray, and Emily Saliers. The “Four Voices” concept has been in occasional existence since a benefit performance in 1991. Since then, the undeniably talented group of good friends have performed together off and on, up to this year’s Four Voices Tour.
John Mellencamp with Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter are the other new addition to the Tanglewood Popular Artists Series.
Mellencamp burst onto the rock scene in 1979 with his hit “I Need A Lover,” which were followed a few years later by his hits “Hurts So Good” and “Jack & Diane.” John has continued his string of hits, albums, and concert performances to this very day. This concert, scheduled for July 1st, will be John Mellencamp’s first appearance at Tanglewood.
13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris has not graced the Tanglewood stage since 1978. Known both for her talents as a songwriter and her incomparable voice, she has sold more than 15 million records. Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Carlene Carter is the daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith. Straddling the line between country and rock, Carter began her career in the mid-’70s but didn’t see wide success until 1990 and the release of her fifth album, “I Fell in Love.” This concert will be Carlene Carter’s Tanglewood debut.
Tanglewood Popular Artists Series
Four Voices: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls – June 17th
John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Carlene Carter – July 1st
Natalie Merchant – July 2nd
James Taylor – July 3rd & 4th
David Sedaris – Aug 20th
The Avett Brothers – Sept 1st
Visit the Tanglewood site at www.bso.org for tickets and more information.
Applegate Inn bed and breakfast, is less than 6 miles from the Tanglewood campus, has partnered with Tanglewood. This gives guests of our Berkshires B&B an inside track on tickets! These tickets – especially for the James Taylor shows – will go VERY fast! If you’d like to coordinate a Tanglewood concert with your stay at Applegate Inn, just let us know at: (413) 243-4451!