Festival Fever: SummerSound @ Tanglewood
This year the annual SummerSound festival at Tanglewood in Lenox kicks off the Berkshires summer season in a big way on Memorial Day weekend. In years past, the fest has focused primarily on local bands, but they’re definitely upping the ante in 2015.
The Indigo Girls will be headlining the fest on Saturday, May 23 with West End Blend joining in the festivities. Day Two (Sunday, May 24) will feature performances by the Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Barefoot Truth and the Interlopers.
Parking lots open at 11:30am; music starts at 12noon both days.
The fest is held in conjunction with the annual Memorial Day Races @ the Berkshires (marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, kids run, trail race and bike ride), and all registered runners will be admitted to the fest free of charge.
All tickets are general admission. Single-day tickets are available for $30. Two-day tickets are $52; $100 for VIP two-day tickets. Kids age 10 and under will be admitted free of charge.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/24-26/15
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/4-7/15
A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/12-14/15
Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/26-28/15
CountryFest @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/11/15
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/16-19/15
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15