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. General Admission provides access to the seating or standing area of a concert or lecture and does not guarantee a seat under the cover of the Amphitheater.

Events

Popular (Evening) Entertainment
  • Monday, June 24, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Ball in the House

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    A cappella is in the house! This beloved R&B/Soul/Pop a cappella group debuts at Chautauqua to open our season with song. Ball in the House performs approximately 200 concerts each year and has opened for acts such as Jessica Simpson, Lionel Richie...



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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 08:15pm

    The Cristina Pato Quartet: “LATINA”

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    Internationally acclaimed Galician bagpipe master, classical pianist and passionate educator, Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to cultural exchange and to creating new paths for her unique instrument.



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  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Stars of American Ballet

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    Founded and directed by New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht, Stars of American Ballet features dancers from some of the country’s top ballet companies such as American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet. 



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  • Friday, June 28, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Postmodern Jukebox

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    To usher in the upcoming 2020s, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour



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  • Wednesday, July 03, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Charlotte Ballet: “International Series”

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    Drawing on her vast international network of choreographers and collaborators, Charlotte Ballet Artistic Director Hope Muir has once again attracted a tantalizing array of artists to join forces with Charlotte Ballet for her second season.



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  • Friday, July 05, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Diana Ross

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    This event is sold out.

    National treasure Diana Ross is known as one of the world’s greatest entertainers of all time. She has been inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and is the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.



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  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

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    Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™  in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen. 



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  • Friday, July 12, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Under The Streetlamp

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    This concert was originally scheduled for Aug. 16, 2019. Under the Streetlamp returns to deliver an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits.



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  • Friday, July 19, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Star Wars: A New Hope — In Concert

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    Coming to Chautauqua from a galaxy far, far away — experience the magic of Star Wars like you’ve never seen it before on the big screen with John Williams’s Oscar®-winning score performed live by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force.



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  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 08:15pm

    Ira Glass

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    Ira Glass is the host and creator of the popular public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 2.2 million listeners on more than 500 public radio stations, with another 2.5 million downloading each podcast.



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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 | 07:30pm

    Jabali African Acrobats

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    Acrobatics, tumbling, a flaming limbo far, skip rope footwork and African drumming and dancing are just some of the electrifying feats that await you with Jabali African Acrobats. 



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  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019 | 08:15pm

    The Capitol Steps: "Make America Grin Again"

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    No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can count on The Capitol Steps to tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the "MOCK" in Democracy?



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  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 | 07:30pm

    Taikoza

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    Discover the wonderful world that Taikoza creates for audiences of all ages. Named for “taiko,” the ancient Japanese form of percussion involving large drums, this ensemble features rhythmic drumming, dramatic choreographed movements and a powerful connection between body and mind.



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