Just in: Dolly Parton to open Tanglewood

Just in: Dolly Parton to open Tanglewood


norman lebrecht

June 01, 2016

Press release, just in:

Tanglewood’s 2016 season, June 17-September 3—which features an all-star Popular Artists lineup, alongside Boston Symphony Orchestra performances throughout the summer—kicks off with a performance by country music icon Dolly Parton on Friday, June 17, at 7 p.m., as part of a season-opening weekend also featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends Earth, Wind & Fire on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m., and a cover-to-cover performance of Pet Sounds headlined by Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson with Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine on Sunday, June 19, at 2:30 p.m. In addition, Tanglewood welcomes the return of prolific singer-songwriter Jackson Browne to the Shed on Tuesday, June 21, at 7 p.m.

The following weekend will open with a performance by Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti on Friday, June 24, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. The 19th consecutive live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with host Garrison Keillor will take place on Saturday, June 25, at 5:45 p.m.

Tanglewood’s Fourth of July holiday weekend will open with celebrated guitaristWarren Haynes performing the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration with theBoston Pops under conductor Keith Lockhart on Friday, July 1, at 8 p.m. Bob Dylan and special guest Mavis Staples perform a concert in the Shed on Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m., followed by two sold-out performances of James Taylor and his All-Star Band on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4, at 8 p.m. Unless otherwise specified, all performances take place in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

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  • Max Grimm says:


  • OhGlorioso says:

    That sounds like fun.

  • Cefranck says:

    Such a great line up first rate classical and jazz musicians.

  • Wendy wiles says:

    Can’t wait