Jay Leno

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Location Amphitheater

*The previously scheduled concert featuring Aretha Franklin was canceled due to illness.
All tickets to the sold-out Aretha Franklin concert will be honored for the Jay Leno performance.

Individuals wishing to return their tickets or gate passes or who wish to cancel Athenaeum Hotel reservations for a refund due to this change in the schedule may call the Chautauqua Institution ticket office at 1-888-688-1960*.

*The Ticket Office Call Center is open:
Monday – Friday June 19-23, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Beginning June 24, the Ticket Office Call Center hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Consult your rental contract for information about refunds from private accommodations providers on the Chautauqua grounds.


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Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist…Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.” We welcome him to opening night of the 2017 season in the Institution's new Amphitheater.

Jay Leno’s late night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – he never lost a ratings year in which he served as host.

Leno, currently produces and is host of the CNBC Television series “JAY LENO’S GARAGE” now in its third season. “Jay Leno’s Garage” explores the world of cars, never forgetting that it’s the people behind the wheel who provide the real stories.  The series debuted in October 2015 and delivered CNBC’s most-watched first season in network history.  New episodes of “Jay Leno’s Garage” can be viewed on CNBC throughout the year.

The show is an outgrowth of JAY LENOS GARAGE YOUTUBE CHANNEL which Leno produces and has an international following on the Web and has garnered several Emmy Awards and nominations for Outstanding Special Class–Short-Format Nonfiction Programs.

His new product line JAY LENO’S GARAGE ADVANCED VEHICLE CARE launched in December of 2016 and has been well received by the Automotive Industry worldwide.

Products are available on www.lenosgarage.com.

When he’s not on TV, Leno performs more than 100 stand-up shows annually across the country and internationally; participates in numerous charity and corporate events, does voice-overs for animated series, pens children’s books, and writes a monthly columnist in “Popular Mechanics.”  And in his “spare” time (as if he has any), he enjoys working on his collection of classic cars and motorcycles.  In fact, he has built a number of cars, including an acclaimed eco-car in his eco-friendly green garage.

Leno is the recipient of other honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.

He and his wife Mavis, an ardent human rights activist, live in Los Angeles.

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