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Tanglewood Popular Artists Series 2020

February 17th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood Popular Artists Series 2020As expected, the 2020 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series has continued to evolve since our last post on the subject. Five new entries have been added, including John Legend, Brandi Carlile, and The Mavericks!

As usual, the upcoming Tanglewood Festival summer is so chock full of amazing performances and star appearances it’s hard to know where to begin. This is especially true with the new Linde Center added into the mix! This year will see performances and events on almost every day of the schedule.

The 2020 Schedule features a BSO performance of Act III of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser,” and 3 programs showcasing Paul Lewis in all 5 Beethoven Piano Concertos. We’ll also see a weekend of stunning, superstar violin performances, featuring Augustin Hadelich, Midori, Pamela Frank, and Joshua Bell as they help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Isaac Stern’s Birth.

Laser battles and space aliens return to the Tanglewood stage this year when Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops provide the score for a screening of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Lockhart will also lead The Boston Pops during the popular Film Night, hosted, as always, by John Williams.

Big names at this year’s festival include Susan Graham, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonidas Kavakos, Gil Shaham, and a great many others. We’ll also see the debut of 22 artists new to the Tanglewood stage.

2020 Tanglewood Popular Artists Series

2020 Tanglewood Popular Artists SeriesTanglewood isn’t all classical music and this year’s lineup of popular artists just keeps getting better and better. As you might imagine, James Taylor’s annual Independence Day appearance at Tanglewood is already sold out. Tickets for the other shows – especially those just announced, are still available – but they won’t be for long!

June
19 – Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band – 7pm
20 – Trey Anastasio with The Boston Pops – 7:30pm
21 – Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie with special guest Jesse Colin Young – 2:30pm
26 – Brandi Carlile – 7pm
28 – The Mavericks & Los Lobos – 2:30pm

July
4 – James Taylor – 8pm

August
27 – Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! – 8pm
28 – John Legend with special guests The War and Treaty – 8pm

See the full schedule and get tickets for Tanglewood 2020 at www.bso.org.

2020 Tanglewood Festival Tickets

Applegate Inn is less than 6 miles from the Tanglewood campus. We partner with Tanglewood every year so our guests can have an inside track for summer season tickets.

If you’re hoping to attend this year, let us know when booking and we’ll help you score some good seats – but act fast! Tickets went on sale February 9th, 2020 and the best seats go fast. Call us now at (413) 243-4451.

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