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.

Events

Popular (Evening) Entertainment
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Aretha Franklin

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    Don’t miss opening night 2017 as The Queen sings in the season with soul. For six decades, Aretha Franklin has been a beacon of creative originality, winning no less than 18 Grammy Awards.



    Location: Amphitheater
    This event is sold out. Gate pass or event ticket required.

     

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Ailey II: Revelations

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    Ailey II begins its residency with a program built around Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations. Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, this cultural treasure fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $20, Community Appreciation Night, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Hot Sardines

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    Music first made famous decades ago comes alive through The Hot Sardine’s brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from chanteuse Elizabeth Bougerol, who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice.



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    $20, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Ailey II: New Works

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    Universally renowned Ailey II will capture audiences with this stunning new works program that will feature Bridget L. Moore’s Sketches of Flames. Moore fuses flamenco influences with her African-American and contemporary aesthetic to create a rapturous ensemble work.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Friday, June 30, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Doo Wop Project

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    Having debuted at Chautauqua in 2015, The Doo Wop Project is back by popular demand! This a cappella group from NYC begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies..



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Friday, July 07, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Lake Street Dive

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    Featuring songs from their February 2016 album, Side Pony, Lake Street Dive promises an evening of exhilarating feel from start to finish. A side pony, for Lake Street Dive, is really a metaphor for their philosophy and personality as a band, one that seamlessly incorporates R&B, pop, ’60s era rock, and soul into a unique, dance party ready mix.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Raleigh Ringers

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



    Location: Amphitheater
    $20, Community Appreciation Night, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Friday, July 21, 2017 | 08:15pm

    An Evening with Garrison Keillor

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    Heard by millions of listeners on his iconic public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor continues to walk and talk the best of Americana.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 07:30pm

    Rhythmic Circus

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    Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $20, Gate pass or event ticket required.

     

  • Friday, July 28, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Rhiannon Giddens

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    Giddens performs with “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues” (The New York Times). Known as a member of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens comes to Chautauqua singing from her February 2017 album, Freedom Highway.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $20, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

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    For the first time ever, audiences are experiencing a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history. This concert has sold out with orchestras in St. Louis, Indianapolis and Philadelphia — and Chautauqua is next!



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43-$73, preferred seating available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Monday, July 31, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You’re Electing

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    The election may be over, but the opportunity to be equally offended lives on! Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You're Electing.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Four Freshmen

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    Singing with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time.



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    $43, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

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    Chautauqua Institution is pleased to announce Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s first performance with a live orchestra in the Amp. The program will feature excerpts from the beloved ballet Coppélia,...



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 08:15pm

    Irene Rodríguez Compañía

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    This stunning company is led by Cuban dancer and choreographer Irene Rodríguez López. Featuring six dancers and four live flamenco and Cuban musicians, this performance promises to be a masterful intermingling of traditional flamenco and contemporary dance.



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    $43, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Joey Alexander Trio

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    Born in 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander has performed with his trio across the USA and around the globe, including tour dates in Tel Aviv, Montreal, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Bern, Prague and Vienna.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $43, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

     

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 08:15pm

    The Beach Boys

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    Surf’s up! Grab your boards and get ready for some good vibrations! The Beach Boys have become an American icon to a worldwide audience. Their classic songs epitomize the spirit of the California lifestyle of the 1960s.



    Location: Amphitheater
    $50, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required