Festival Fever: SummerSound @ Tanglewood, 5/26/13

Tanglewood is kicking off its summer concert season earlier than expected this year, playing host to the Berkshires’ newest summer music festival, SummerSound on Sunday, May 26 of the Memorial Day weekend.

Focused primarily on regional acts, the single-day fest will run from 12noon-5pm; Tanglewood parking lots open at 11:30am. SummerSound is being produced in conjunction with the fourth annual Memorial Day Marathon – run through parts of Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Lenox – which is also being held on Sunday, May 26.

In addition to the music, the fest will also feature food and drink from various Berkshires merchants.

Tickets are $12 in advance online; $10 in advance at the Arcadian Shop in Lenox and Wandering Star Craft Brewery in Pittsfield. Admission for kids age 10 and under is free.

Artists currently scheduled to perform at SummerSound include:

JAMIE KENT & THE OPTIONS (from Northampton)

HEATHER MALONEY (from Northampton)

SKYFACTOR (from New York City)

BILLY KEANE (from Pittsfield)

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