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
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 08:15pm

    The Capitol Steps: "The Lyin' Kings"

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    Tired of the same ole’ stump speeches? Experiencing voter fatigue? Time to start your summer with a laugh! 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.



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  • Friday, July 10, 2020 | 08:15pm

    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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  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 08:15pm

    The Raleigh Ringers

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    This internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir dazzles audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular and popular music.



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  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 07:30pm

    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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  • Friday, July 24, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Jay Leno

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    Tickets available beginning 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.

    Acclaimed TV late-night show host, stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author and philanthropist, Jay Leno is renowned for his incredibly funny monologues, celebrity interviews, and of course his wry look at news headlines that never should have made it into print.



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  • Saturday, July 25, 2020 | 07:30pm

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

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    Get ready to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and find out just who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire™! For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.



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  • Saturday, August 15, 2020 | 07:30pm

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

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    The Force returns to the Chautauqua Amphitheater! Experience the thrill of the Star Wars saga again with the groundbreaking blockbuster screened with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed in its entirety by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. 



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  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Black Violin

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    Black Violin uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together and break down cultural barriers.



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  • Friday, August 21, 2020 | 08:15pm

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

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    One of the most prolific American singer-songwriters of our time, Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Chautauqua to sing familiar and newly discovered favorites.



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