June 24 – August 14. At Bard College, just across the river from Kingston, Bard Summerscape returns in its 19th season with eight weeks of live music, opera, dance, and theater. Highlights include the 32nd Bard Music Festival, Rachmaninoff and His World; a new production of Strauss’s The Silent Woman, directed by Christian Räth; a World Premiere commission from Pam Tanowitz and David Lang; a new adaptation of Molière’s Dom Juan, directed by Ashley Tata; and more.

We’re especially excited for the return of Spiegeltent after a two year absence! It’s your first chance to experience new performances from Ms. Lisa Fischer and The Badass & Beautiful Band; the return of Black Roots Summer, a celebration of Black roots music curated by Michael Mwenso and Jono Gasparro; and returning favorites Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, Nona Hendryx, Susanne Bartsch, and more.

Please note their COVID safety protocols before purchasing tickets; all attendees 5+ must have a booster.