Chautauqua Institution

Popular Entertainment

Our Popular Entertainment events feature a dynamic mix of artists, musicians, entertainers and speakers, and attract crowds to our our 4,000-seat, open-air Amphitheater. The Family Entertainment Series features free performances each Tuesday evening (during the Chautauqua season) in Smith-Wilkes Hall. This series appeals to family members of all ages providing fun, interactive entertainment ranging from music to mime, puppetry, dance and much more. Sunday Entertainment is free at Chautauqua; your free admission to the grounds includes an afternoon show in the Amphitheater.

June 25, 2016
  • The Temptations and the Four Tops

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Two Motown Originators. One Legendary Night.  The Temptations are the quintessential Motown vocal group. The quintet offered a rich blend of ...

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June 27, 2016
  • Susquehanna Chorale

    Monday, June 27, 2016 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    A recipient of Chorus America’s highest national award: The Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for Choral Excellence, the Susquehanna Chorale has ...

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July 06, 2016
July 08, 2016
  • The Avett Brothers

    Friday, July 08, 2016 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, folk, rock and roll, honky-tonk, country, and ragtime to produce a unique and current sound ...

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July 13, 2016
July 20, 2016
July 22, 2016
  • Huey Lewis and The News

    Friday, July 22, 2016 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Do you believe in love? Then come out for this feel-good night of great tunes and big hits! Huey Lewis ...

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August 05, 2016
  • Straight No Chaser

    Friday, August 05, 2016 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Straight No Chaser has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with ...

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August 09, 2016
August 11, 2016
  • Canadian Brass

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 08:15pm
    Location: Amphitheater

    Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” The five virtuoso brass musicians have ...

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