The Chautauqua Institute has planned another incredible year of art and entertainment. There is so much packed into this year’s nine-week season that it might seem a little overwhelming to figure out which events to attend. Luckily, we at The Spencer Hotel & Spa have years of experience in Chautauqua. And with our incredible location, we are just minutes away from where all of these concerts take place, the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. There’s no better resource for Chautauqua knowledge than our staff! Let us help you decide which Chautauqua Institute concerts you want to attend for the 2017 season!
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Check out These Great Chautauqua Institute Concerts!
Do you wanna “soak up the sun?” Sheryl Crow has released a new album and is stopping by the Chautauqua Institute for a performance on July 14. With each ticket purchase, you’ll receive a choice of either a physical or digital copy of her new album. Buy your ticket for this nine-time Grammy award winner soon!
This singer, violinist, banjo player, and founding member of Carolina Chocolate Drops is performing July 28th! Rhiannon Giddens’ musical style is eclectic. She studied opera at Oberlin and now blends a mix of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music. Her new style showcases her extraordinary emotional range and incredible vocal skill. Tickets are available for just $20, so purchase them soon!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert
Calling all Potterheads! On July 29th, a symphony orchestra will perform music to the entire first Harry Potter film. This concert has sold out in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia. Get your tickets before they sell out! Preferred seating is available and tickets range from $43 to $73.
The Four Freshmen
Experience the incredibly written harmonies that inspired The Beach Boys and The Mamas & The Papas! The Four Freshmen have recorded over 75 albums, with 70 top-selling singles, and received six Grammy nominations. Though the members may have changed during the years, the sound has stayed the same. Get your tickets to see them live August 9th!
Chick Corea Elektric Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Get a two-for-one deal with this amazing concert! Chick Corea Elektric Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones have joined forces for an amazing night of music. This is going to be a very popular show, combining jazz piano with the folksy banjo. Ticket prices range from $50 to $80 and preferred seating is available.
Kool and the Gang
Are you ready to celebrate good times? Kool and the Gang will bring their funky music to Chautauqua August 18th. During their career, they’ve sold over 70 million albums, earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and influenced countless musicians. Ticket prices range from $50 to $80. Don’t miss out this musical extravaganza!
An Evening with Chris Botti
For a wide mix of musical genres performed by a master trumpeter, purchase a ticket to An Evening with Chris Botti. This multi-Grammy Award-winning artist is the nation’s largest-selling instrumental artists. He’s played with legends like Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, and Andrea Bocelli. His performance will take place August 21st, and tickets range from $43 to $73.
The Beach Boys
Do we need to explain why The Beach Boys are an iconic group? Their career has spanned over 40-years and isn’t stopping anytime soon! From their first hit, “Surfin’ USA” to today, The Beach Boys have been wowing generations of audiences. Now they’re bringing their talent to Chautauqua! The tickets run from $50 to $70, with preferred seating available. Purchase your ticket before they sell out!
Stay at The Spencer Hotel & Spa
When attending any of these Chautauqua Institute concerts, it’s important to choose your hotel wisely. You don’t want to sacrifice comfort and luxury for a good location. When you stay at The Spencer Hotel & Spa, you don’t have to! Our rooms are each themed after an author, like our luxurious apartment “Charles Dickens.” Classically decorated and spacious, this is our biggest room, perfect for a family.