The Pop, rock, jazz schedule Tanglewood 2016, also known as the Popular Artist Series, is as noteworthy and diverse as any in the venue’s long history. This year’s lineup includes many noteworthy shows. Brian Wilson, co-founder and genius composer of the Beach Boys, among the first rock bands to play Tanglewood, returns for a perofrmance of Pet Sounds June 19. A day earlier, Earth, Wind & Fire make their 2nd appearance; jazz great Chichk Corea returns for a Juky 31 concert in Ozawa Hall along with Christian McBride and Brian Blade; the earnest troubadour Jackson Browne, who set an attendance record here in the early 70s rturns June 21. Local favorite and current attendance record-setter James Taylor plays shows July 3 & 4, and, for the 17th year in a row, Garrison Keillor will return to host a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion on June 25. Since Keillor has announced his resignation as host following this season, this promises to be an especially memorable show, if not his final Tanglewood appearance.
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Tanglewood 2016 pop, rock, jazz schedule
June 17 | 7 pm Shed | Dolly Parton
June 18 | 7 pm Shed | Earth, Wind & Fire
June 19 | 2:30pm Shed | Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds
June 21 | 7 pm Shed | Jacksone Browne
June 24 | 8pm Seiji Ozawa Hall | Chris Botti
June 25 | 5:45 pm Shed | A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood with Garrison Keillor
July 1 | 8 pm Shed | Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration
July 2 | 7 pm Shed | Bob Dylan and His Band, Mavis Staples
July 3 & 4 | 7 pm Shed | James Taylor with his All-Star Band
July 10 | 2:30 pm Shed | Boston Pops with very special guest Seth MacFarlane
July 31 | 8 pm Seiji Ozawa Hall | Chick Corea Trio featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade
August 13 | 8 pm Shed | John Williams’ Film Night
August 23 | 7 pm Shed | Train with Andy Grammer
August 26 | 8 pm Shed | “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with Orchestra
August | 8 pm Shed | Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
September 1| 8 pm Shed | Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
September 2 | 8 pm Shed | The Boston Pops with the B-52s
About Tanglewood: box office, tickets, getting there, nearby hotels
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Getting around the Tanglewood campus
The Tanglewood campus, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center comprises several hundred acres in the towns of Lenox and Stockbridge. It is the location of the Koussevitsky Music Shed and Ozawa Hall, where hundreds of thousands attend concerts and a variety of events, including picnics. We always advise new visitors to arrive early and take their daily walking exercise wandering the beautiful Tanglewood grounds.
Here is a dynamic map of the Tanglewood grounds, with photos and information for such points of interest as Aaron Copland Library, Highwood Manor House, The Glass House, and The Lion’s Gate.