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Tanglewood

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Address: West St off Rte 183, Lenox, MA 01240
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The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features performances by...

The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features performances by world-renowned conductors, soloists and musicians.

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James Taylor July 4th Concert at Tanglewood: VERY beautiful concert grounds

Highly recommend parking your car as soon as allowed about 2 hours before concert. We were given this tip by hotel staff. Thank goodness we did. We got a decent parking spot near... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Highly recommend parking your car as soon as allowed about 2 hours before concert. We were given this tip by hotel staff. Thank goodness we did. We got a decent parking spot near front ( all parking is on grass). The weather was beautiful so we walked the 3/4 mile or so to the downtown area and saw the line... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Music at Tanglewood is a Berkshires tradition. Invited by friends, we loaded up our picnic chairs and blanket, gathered food from a number of local purveyors, and made our way to the Tanglewood grounds. The social aspect with friends was terrific. Even if we'd gone alone, the atmosphere was great for laying on a blanket and reading a book. The... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to the Berkshires in the summer time, than you must make a traditional visit to Tanglewood. Buy a lawn ticket and relax on your blanket while listening to music. Everyone that attends brings their own picnic foods and wines. Just DO NO forget bug spray. The mosquitos are nasty out at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We go every year to hear the Boston Pops orchestra. We sit on the lawn with our lawn chairs and have a wonderful lunch that we manage to pack. The music is delightful and relaxing. The cost is very reasonable without buying tickets in advance.

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Somerset, ma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Even though performance season had ended and none of the gift shops of food pavilions are open, we were able to stroll the spacious and well kept grounds on a beautiful summer day with no admission charge. Not sure, but looks like you might still be able to picnic but would need to plan on taking all your trash back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Saw the B52's with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Sat in the Shed (covered seating area) Section 6. The sound was amazing! Beautiful venue and grounds with great views. A night of the orchestra can be long, but accompanied by a rock band makes it magical. No one sat down, everyone danced the whole night. Staff were all friendly and helpful.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Grab a chair or blanket depending on your age and bring a picnic with some wine for the lawn. Fabulous no matter what the weather. When rain threatened we got to move under the 'shed' to open side seats until we could return to our wine and cheese out under the stars! Thanks for the consideration and a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Yearly trip to the Berkshires to see James Taylor at Tanglewood is one of the highlights of our very busy year! Beautiful grounds..people watching at its best as people set up everything from a simple blanket on the grass, to a full candlelit table for 6 under the stars. We were lucky enough to experience both this as well as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This was my third visit to Tanglewood. The first was about twenty years ago for a wonderful klezmer concert featuring Itzhak Perlman. I had a seat in Koussevitzky Music Shed, but I noticed that the folks on the lawn were having a better time with their picnics and more casual seating. I've been back for "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!"... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

While visiting friends in the Berkshires, we were invited to the James Taylor 4th of July concert at Tanglewood. Coming from L.A., we enjoy outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theater. This was similar, except that the majority of the seating is on the expansive lawn. The property is lush and green, filled with shade trees. There... More 

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