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Troubadour Concert Series
Sweet's New Folk/Americana style has drawn comparisons to John Prine, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark and a countrified Bruce Springsteen. An engaging story teller and dynamic performer, he is a sixth generation musician who began his performing career in his father's band at age 7.

When: Jul 26, 2019 8pm to Jul 26, 2019 10pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: 10 - 20 USD
Great Barrington Arts Market
Great Barrington Arts Market (GBAM) is a curated outdoor market featuring local and regional handmade gifts and products alongside the Great Barrington Farmer’s Market (GBFM). GBAM offers visitors the opportunity to buy unique art and craft made by local artisans in a variety of media and price ranges. For 29 years the Great Barrington Farmers Market has made beautiful local food more accessible to residents and visitors alike. Both markets are located on 18 Church Street, from 9am-1pm on Saturdays this summer. GBAM seeks to bring local artists directly to market with potential customers and adds another exciting destination to Great Barrington’s already vibrant Saturday mornings. Our downtown location makes it even easier and more convenient to enjoy shopping for local gifts. Market founders Kathyn Burkle and Molly de St André are both artists (of KathrynBee Designs and Moho Designs/Petit Pilou) who loved the idea of helping connect other local craftspeople with a viable market opportunity and wanted to see Great Barrington’s outdoor Saturday market expand. Now GBAM market managers Molly de St André and Kristen Kanter (of JK Custom Furniture & Design) are taking the vision to a new level, with an expanded group of local & regional makers. They believe that the Farmer’s Market shopper recognizes how important it is to support the local economy and that a venue for artists to sell their work directly to the community is an obvious sister market for the Great Barrington Farmer’s Market. In a community where so many residents believe in the importance of keeping dollars local, GBAM and GBFM offer locals and tourists another fun and interesting weekend activity and has become a summer Saturday tradition. The market also includes a craft tent for children of all ages, offering a different project each week for children to participate in. Crafts are free, in a variety of media, process oriented, and open to children 2 and older. Parents can observe or get in on the fun! The kids craft tent is open from 10:30-12:30 Saturdays through spring and summer. The Arts Market will be held every Saturday, May 25th through October 26th, and will feature 11 local artists each week including MoHo Designs, Petit Pilou, JK Custom Furniture and Design, Berkshire Four Poster, Ben Evans Ceramics, The Peach Tree, Lineflax & Roving, Dancing Bare Soap and many others in media including ceramics, skincare, jewelry, textile/clothing design, woodworking, painting, printmaking and fiber arts. For more information write to gbartsmarket@gmail.com or find us on Facebook @GB Arts Market and Instagram @gbartsmarket.

When: Jul 27, 2019 9am to Jul 27, 2019 1pm in Great Barrington, MA
Fab Faux – a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road
The Fab Faux performs Abbey Road (50th Anniversary Celebration) with The Hogshead Horns and The Creme Tangerine StringsWith a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles). Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it.

When: Aug 2, 2019 8pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: $38 Upper Balcony (Limited)$88 Reserved / $83 Members$111 Preferred Seating$15 Youth Tickets - call the Box Office for information at 413.528.0100
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Sweet Honey in the Rock remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever-relevant musical collectives in music today; both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education and entertainment.Special Note: Sweet Honey in the Rock travels with an ASL interpreter, and the Mahaiwe has designated seats specifically for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired patrons within the first rows closest in proximity to the Sign Language Interpreter’s position.

When: Aug 3, 2019 8pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: $49 Reserved$64 Preferred$89 PremiumMembers receive $5 off each ticket$15 Youth Tickets - call the Box Office for information at 413.528.0100
Natalie Merchant
When: Aug 6, 2019 8pm in Great Barrington, MA
David Sedaris
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso was been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.

When: Aug 9, 2019 8pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: $26 Upper Balcony (Limited)$58 Reserved / $53 Members$73 Preferred
Savion Glover with OUT’KNiGHTz
Tony Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover will present a new show created in collaboration with the percussion group OUT’KNiGHTz.With OUT’KNiGHTz, we experience the unification of percussive elements of tap and melody examining the true essence of free music and song. Savion Glover’s legendary approach to the art form of tap dancing brings the listener a seasoned history of the Original Hoofers’ approach to improvisation. Accompanied by the prodigious, Jalin Shiver on horn and Malachi J. Lewis on drums, OUT’KNIGHTz explore intensely the rhythmic syncopation highlighting the infinite possibilities of tap dance and sound.

When: Aug 11, 2019 7pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: $49 Reserved$67 Preferred$89 PremiumMembers receive $5 off each ticket$15 Youth Tickets - call the Box Office for information 413.528,0100
Troubadour Concert Series 8/25/19
Urban Renewal blends a mixture of 70s funk with West African polyrhythms. The group features high energy vocals, a tight rhythm section, with some kickin horns and percussion. This band is a blast and lots of fun. Expect a dance floor and a very party feel! We had them here at the Guthrie Center last year and everyone had a really great time. Needless to say, when they became available this summer, we fit them into the schedule. We didn't want to miss an opportunity to have these folks back here again! All proceeds benefit the Guthrie Center.

When: Aug 25, 2019 7pm to Aug 25, 2019 9:30PMin Great Barrington, MA
Cost: 10 - 30 USD
Trybal Gatherings | Berkshires 2019
Get back to your roots at Jewish summer camp for adults. The Berkshires weekend is our most popular getaway, hosted at Eisner Camp in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains, halfway between Boston and NYC. Situated on a sprawling 600-acre estate that served as the former manor of several notable residents, Eisner's landscape integrates historic buildings and modern facilities into a natural setting whose beauty is second to none. Featuring two large heated swimming pools, high and low ropes courses, a giant swing and zipline, manicured fields for outdoor sports, turn-of-the-century barns housing fine arts and dance studios, a glistening lake, and miles of hiking along the Appalachian Trail, our Berkshires camp is the picture-perfect escape for a blissful weekend packed with opportunities for adventure. This weekend is held in partnership with JCC Manhattan. TICKET INFORMATION This event is open to Jewish young adults and their friends ages 21+. You will need to present legal ID at camp check in. After reserving your spot, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite, Trybal’s ticketing partner All sales 100% refundable until 30 days prior to camp's start date. Enrollment is subject to availability without notice. Bus tickets from NYC will be avaliable this spring IMPORTANT: if you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder EARLY BIRD TICKETS A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available until May 31 or when tickets sell out Offer is subject to availability without notice. NEED HELP? Email: hello@trybalgatherings.comPhone: 202.536.2929

When: Aug 30, 2019 2pm in Great Barrington, MA
Elegantly Classical
For our second concert of 2019, we present the fabulous Manhattan Piano Trio, with our Artistic Director Eugenia Zukerman playing trios and rare classical works. The concert will include: Andante and Rondo for Flute, violin, cello and piano - Franz Doppler Dumky Trio - Antonín Dvoák Trio No 1 - Felix Mendelssohn Hailed by critics as "a grand departure from the usual" (News Herald), the Manhattan Piano Trio is one of the most creative, exciting, and dynamic young ensembles in America. Now in its 15th season, MPT has been among the busiest groups in the classical music scene, having performed hundreds of concerts for enthusiastic audiences in almost 40 states, and in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Ravinia Festival. The Manhattan Piano Trio is an ensemble that embodies, in the deepest sense, the borough that provides its namesake: these three American musicians represent starkly different backgrounds, and yet connect on a fundamental level to enjoy making music together. Wayne Lee, violinist, is a native of San Francisco; Dmitry Kouzov, cellist, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Milana Strezeva, pianist, is originally from Chiinu, Moldova. Strongly committed to educating new generations of musicians and music lovers, the Manhattan Piano Trio enjoys communicating with their audiences through both music and commentary. The Trio also presents master classes and outreach programs to preparatory schools, colleges, and communities wherever it goes. As part of the community rebuilding effort in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, they were one of the first musical groups to perform in the city and were honored to give a benefit concert at the University of New Orleans. In addition to their rigorous concert schedule, the members of MPT are devoted teachers, chamber musicians, and entrepreneurs. Milana is an artistic director and founder of the Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida; Dmitry is an associate professor of cello at the University of Illinois; and Wayne is a member of the Formosa Quartet, a co-director of the Piedmont Chamber Music Festival, and a lecturer of violin at the University of Illinois. The performers all completed graduate degrees at the Juilliard School, and the group still enjoys an active presence in Manhattan.

When: Sep 21, 2019 5pm to Sep 21, 2019 7pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: 0 - 40 USD