Berkshire County Free Outdoor Summer Music Schedule

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Live on the Lake at Burbank Park (Onota Lake), Pittsfield

THE BERKSHIRES — Summer means long days and warm nights which makes it perfect for enjoying a little outdoor music, and the Berkshires has plenty of opportunities for your family to enjoy FREE music all summer long.

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Terry a la Berry, Tuesdays, 11 a.m. (June 30-Aug. 18), Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox.

SummerLive, Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. (beginning in May), Great Barrington Fairgrounds.

Sounds of Summer, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. (July through August), Great Barrington VFW, 800 Main St., Great Barrington: 

  • July 7: Sirsy
  • July 14: Zydeco Hillbillies
  • July 21: Arthur Holmes
  • July 28: Rev Tor
  • Aug. 4: Shyne
  • Aug. 11: Bandit
  • Aug. 18: Whiskey City
  • Aug. 25: WYKWD

Outdoor Summer Concerts at the Clark, Tuesdays, 6 p.m.,The Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., WilliamstownGirl Howdy (July 7); Primate Fiasco (July 14); Daddy-O (July 21); Occidental Gypsy (July 27)

Live on the Lake,Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.Burbank Park at Onota Lake, Lakeway Drive, Pittsfield:  Who Are You (July 8); Art Holmes Band (July 15); Bandit (July 22); Whiskey City (July 29); Wilcard (Aug. 5): Cluster (Aug. 12); Sirsy (Aug. 19); Madison Ave. (Aug. 26)

Concerts at Windsor Lake,Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue, North Adams: Rev Tor (June 10); Bernice Lewis (June 17); Colour 9 (June 24): The Eagles (July 1); Moonshine Holler (July 8); Rakish Paddy (July 15); JP Murphy Band (July 22);  Bang On a Can All-Stars (July 29); The MatchStick Architects (Aug. 5); Downtown Celebration in North Adams no Lake concert (Aug. 12); Patrick Gray Jr. (Aug. 19); Flannel Dan and the Panhandle Band (Aug. 26); Champagne jam (Sept. 2)

Party in the Park, Thursdays, July 9-Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m, Noel Field, Route 8, North Adams.: 

  • July 9: Wykyd
  • July 16: Zarvis Allen Band
  • July 23: Whiskey City
  • July 30: Arthur Holmes Blues Band
  • Aug. 8:  Bandit
  • Aug 13: T Bone Daddy
  • Aug. 20: Loose Change
  • Aug. 27: Colour 9


Music at the MansionMonthly on Fridays, 6-8 p.m.North Adams Library, 74 Church St., North Adams: Champagne Jam (July 10); JP Murphy Band (Aug. 21)

Five Thirty Fridays,Fridays, 5:30 p.m., Great Barrington Bandstand, Main Street (behind Town Hall), Great Barrington

  • June 19: Sandy & Sandy
  • June 26: Berkshire Sings & Rob Kelly
  • July 3: David Reed Trio
  • July 10: Housatonic Philharmonic
  • July 17: Sam Rosen & Vikki True
  • July 24: Music in the Moment
  • July 31: Wanda Houston Band
  • Aug. 7: Bad Neighbors
  • Aug. 14: Moonshine Holler
  • Aug. 28: Lee Rogers & Eric Reinhardt
  • Sept. 4: Bobby Sweet Band

David Grover and Grover’s Gang  Saturdays, July through August, at 10 a.m., Great Barrington Bandstand, Main Street (behind Town Hall), Great Barrington

Music After HoursFridays and Saturday, July and August, 5-8 p.m (no outside food or drink allowed), The Mount Terrace, 2 Plunket St., Lenox.Struttin’ with some BBQ w/Wanda Houston (July 3); David Caldwell-Mason (July 4); Jon Suters Hosts: Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis (July 10); No Music After ours (July 11); Benny Sharoni (July 17); Benny Sharoni (July 18); on Suters Hosts: Charles Neville (July 24); Bob Meyer Project (July 25); Paul Green (July 31); Berkshire Jazz Collective (Aug. 1); Jon Suters Hosts: Special Guests Ted Perry, Bill Chapman, Charlie Tokarz, and Andy Wrba (Aug. 7); Elizabeth Kasius and Heard (Aug. 8); Jon Suters Hosts: Natalia Bernal and Jason Ennis (Aug. 14); Zack Cross and Mammal Dap (Aug. 15); on Suters Hosts: Special Guests Rob Putnam and Charlie Tokarz (Aug. 21); Jeanne Laurin and John Sauer Quartet (Aug. 22); Wanda Houston Band (Aug. 28); on Suters Hosts: Special Guests Charlie Tokarz and Bill Chapman (Aug. 29).

Summer Concerts in Adams, Sundays, July 12-Aug. 23, Adams Visitor Center, Hoosac St., Adams

  • July 12: WYKYD (4-7 p.m.)
  • July 19: Tom Corrigan and Friends (4-6 p.m.)
  • Aug. 2: Bits-n-Pieces (4-6 p.m.)
  • Aug. 9: Pete Boyd (4-6 p.m.)
  • Aug. 16: Open Mic Nite (4-6 p.m.)
  • Aug. 23: WYKYD (4-7 p.m.)

Concerts on the CRA Lawn, TBA, Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton

Seeds of Harmony, 7 p.m. Bradley Farm, Route 7, Lanesborough. Admission is 

  • July 11: Viatsa
  • July 25: Billy Keane
  • July 31: Bose Troubadour
  • Aug. 8: Stonefolk
  • Aug. 22: Berkstock





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