Popular Entertainment

Our Popular Entertainment events feature a dynamic mix of artists, musicians, entertainers and speakers, and attract crowds to our 4,400-seat, open-air Amphitheater. 

Events

Popular (Evening) Entertainment
  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Chris Thile

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    MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, and songwriter Chris Thile returns to the Chautauqua Amphitheater to open the season with a solo evening of mandolin and song.



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  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    ChamberFest Cleveland

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    Since its founding in 2011 by Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet Emeritus of The Cleveland Orchestra, and his daughter Diana Cohen, Concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, ChamberFest Cleveland (CFC) has grown from a five-concert series to a multi-disciplinary, acclaimed three-week festival.



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  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Wu Fei

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    Wu Fei is a classically trained composer, vocalist and a renowned master of the guzheng — the 21-string Chinese zither. She has performed at venues as diverse as Beijing’s Forbidden City, Shanghai’s Expo 2010, New York’s MoMA...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, July 01, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Gavrylyuk

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    The extraordinary Alexander Gavrylyuk serves as the Artistic Advisor and Artist-in-Residence of the Chautauqua Piano Program. When not performing and teaching at Chautauqua, his international career has included appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall...



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  • Friday, July 02, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Michael W. Smith

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    Come give thanks through music with Michael W. Smith, one of the best-selling and most influential artists in Contemporary Christian music. 



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  • Thursday, July 08, 2021 | 07:30pm EDT

    The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular

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    This stunning troupe features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun! The show is performed by a cast of world record-holders, grand champions and variety entertainers who have been seen in over 70 countries and made numerous guest appearances on television.



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  • Friday, July 09, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    The Hot Sardines

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    Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.



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  • Friday, July 16, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Wynonna Judd

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    As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo The Judds, Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline."



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  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Chanticleer

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    The GRAMMY Award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer has been hailed as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for its wide-ranging repertoire and dazzling virtuosity. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Apollo’s Fire: Love in Venice

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    GRAMMY-winning orchestra Apollo's Fire and Jeannette Sorrell make their long-awaited return to Chautauqua! This program of Venetian treats includes fiery concertos by Vivaldi, as well as gorgeous songs by Monteverdi.



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  • Friday, July 30, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Straight No Chaser

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    Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music.



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  • Monday, August 02, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Amythyst Kiah

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    With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, the Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she most recently revealed as part of Our Native Daughters, an all-women-of-color supergroup that brought Kiah to Chautauqua in 2019.



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  • Wednesday, August 04, 2021 | 07:30pm EDT

    An Evening with The Avett Brothers

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    Returning to Chautauqua for their third appearance, The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves in 2009 with their major label debut, I and Love and You, landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim.



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  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

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    This internationally acclaimed brass ensemble is comprised of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    BLACK VIOLIN: Impossible Tour

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    Black Violin is the Grammy-nominated band led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes.



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  • Friday, August 20, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    The Wood Brothers

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    That balance of darkness and light is at the heart of Kingdom In My Mind, The Wood Brothers’ seventh studio release and their most spontaneous and experimental collection yet.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Old Crow Medicine Show

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    Grammy Award-winning and platinum selling American roots band Old Crow Medicine Show makes their way to Western New York for their Chautauqua Amphitheater debut!



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  • Friday, August 27, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

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    Jason Isbell is widely acclaimed as one of our best songwriters and possesses a devoted audience who have pushed his last two albums to the tops of the charts.



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