Looking for a bit of info, we logged onto Tanglewood‘s website, and noticed that suddenly tickets are now available again for what had previously been a sold-out series of benefit performances by James Taylor this week.
Not just lawn tickets, either. There are actual reserved amphitheater seats that can be yours for the buying. At least there were when this story was published.
Anyway, here’s how the James Taylor Festival at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. is shaping up:
6pm today: Percussion master class hosted by Vic Firth and featuring Steve Gadd and Luis Conte. Ozawa Hall. Gates open at 5pm. Free with purchase of other James Taylor concert tickets. Reservations required.
8pm Thursday, August 27: “Conversations Among Friends.” James Taylor presides over an intimate, informal conversation and performance with members of his band. Ozawa Hall. Gates open at 5:30pm. Lawn and amphitheater seats available $17-$51.
7pm Friday, August 28: James Taylor and his band in concert with special guests Sheryl Crow and Yo-Yo Ma. Followed by a screening of the feature film “Two Lane Blacktop” starring James Taylor, Dennis Wilson and Warren Oates. Koussevitzky Shed. Gates open at 4pm. Amphitheater tickets available $62.
11am Saturday, August 29: Roundtable Conversation with James Taylor, Sheryl Crow and John Williams hosted by Jann Wenner. Ozawa Hall. Free with purchase of James James Taylor concert tickets. Reservations required.
7pm Saturday, August 29: James Taylor and his band in concert with special guests Sheryl Crow and Yo-Yo Ma. Koussevitzky Shed. Gates open at 4pm. Sold out.
2:30pm Sunday, August 30: James Taylor in concert with the Boston Pops (conducted by John Williams) and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (conducted by John Oliver). Koussevitzky Shed. Gates open at 12noon. Lawn and amphitheater tickets available $21-$115.