Aretha Franklin - Canceled

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Location Amphitheater

This Event is Canceled

KeyBank 1795

This event is underwritten in part by KeyBank.


We have learned that Aretha Franklin is unable to travel over the next few weeks per doctor’s orders and cannot make the trip to Chautauqua for her scheduled performance on June 24.   We offer Ms. Franklin our very best get well wishes on behalf of the entire Chautauqua family.

We are, nevertheless, delighted to inform you that we have the fortunate opportunity to bring acclaimed TV late night show host, comedian and Emmy Award winner Jay Leno the Chautauqua stage for Opening Night 2017 and the official launch of a new era for our beloved Amphitheater. 

Details on Jay Leno Performance - June 24, 2017


Mr. Leno is an admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder, philanthropist, and Emmy Award winner.  Leno spent more than two decades as host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has been widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

All tickets to the Aretha Franklin concert will be honored for the Jay Leno performance.  Individuals wishing to return their tickets and gate passes for a refund due to this change in the schedule may call our ticket office at 1-888-688-1960*.  The institution will not sell additional tickets to the opening night festivities unless it receives cancellations from current ticket holders. The Aretha Franklin concert will not be rescheduled.  For updates on Jay Leno ticket availability, visit