The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

Spiegeltent 2014

photo by Liz Liguori

Spiegeltent Cabaret

Tickets: $25–$40

Special pricing for An Evening with Molly Ringwald: $30–$50

July 3 – August 16

All Performances
Start at 8:30 pm

Every weekend Justin welcomes you to a unique salon of spectacle and sensation featuring some of the world’s finest musicians and entertainers, including Spiegeltent newcomers and audience favorites.

Justin Vivian Bond: Cool Babysitter
Thursday, July 3

Doveman: The Burgundy Stain Sessions’ Tribute to Lou Reed
Friday, July 4

An Evening with Molly Ringwald
Saturday, July 5

Martha Wainwright
Friday, July 11

Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom
Saturday, July 12

Weimar New York
Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26

Meow Meow
Friday, August 1

The Joey Arias Experience
Saturday, August 2

The Hot Sardines
Friday, August 8

Cabaret Comedy Double Bill
Erin Markey
Jeffery Self &
 Cole Escola

Saturday, August 9

Amanda Palmer
Friday, August 15

Justin Vivian Bond: The Drift
Saturday, August 16

Late Night Local

Tickets $10 advance;
$12 at the door*

*not included in the Spiegeltent Series and Create Your Own subscription packages

Buy tickets on:
July 10 at 9 pm
July 17 at 9 pm
August 6 at 8 pm
Thursday nights in the Spiegeltent are dedicated to great live music from the Hudson Valley by an eclectic mix of local stars. The perfect start to a summer weekend!

Simi Stone Band
Thursday, July 10 at 9 pm

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
Thursday, July 17 at 9 pm

Harlem on the Hudson Experience
Wednesday, August 6 at 8 pm

Midsummer Dancing

Tickets: $20 advance; $25 at the door*

*not included in the Spiegeltent Series and Create Your Own subscription packages

Buy tickets on:
July 31 at 6 pm
August 7 at 6 pm
August 14 at 6 pm

Doors Open at 6 pm
Dance Instruction at 6:15 pm
Live Band 7–10 pm

Back by popular demand—on three Thursday evenings the Spiegeltent is transformed into a dance floor, complete with live music and instruction. Anyone can dance—come join us!

Tango Night
July 31

Salsa Night
August 7 

Swing Night
August 14

After Hours with Justin and Friends

Tickets: $10 advance; $12 at the door*
Free with same-day tickets to any performance.

*not included in the Spiegeltent Series and Create Your Own subscription packages

Buy Tickets on:
July 3 – August 16

Thursday, July 3 and 7
Fridays and Saturdays,
July 4 – August 17

DJ: Jordan Matthews
Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28

DJ: Musty Chiffon
Thursday, July 3

DJ: JD Samson
Friday, July 4

DJ: Xanadude
Saturday, July 5

Live Music: Heloise & the Savoir Faire
Friday, July 11

DJ: Champagne Jerry
Saturday, July 12

Movie Night: Shortbus
Friday, July 18

DJ: Mattachine
Saturday, July 19

Live Music: Doll Parts
Friday, July 25

DJ: Jonjon Battles
Saturday, July 26

Movie Night: The Internet Cat Video Festival
Friday, August 1

DJ: AndrewAndrew
Saturday, August 2

Live Music: Heather Christian & the Arbornauts
Friday, August 8

DJ: Musty Chiffon
Saturday, August 9

DJ: Jonjon Battles
Saturday, August 15

DJ: Sammy Jo
Saturday, August 16

Kinder Spiegel

Tickets: $10 children 3 and older; $15 adults*

*not included in the Spiegeltent Series and Create Your Own subscription packages 

Buy tickets on: 
July 26 at 11 am
July 27 at 3 pm

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus presents a weekend of fun for young audiences at Kinder Spiegel. The Spiegeltent’s resident circus family offers not only sophisticated adult entertainment but also family-friendly fun for the young and the young at heart. As New York Cool reports, “simply nothing, but nothing, will deter them in their quest to bring the circus arts to new levels of skill and ever-expanding audiences.”


Dining at the Spiegeltent

The Spiegeltent is the SummerScape festival’s hub, a place to enjoy local food and drink before and after performances. A revolving lineup of musicians serenades diners on Friday and Saturday evenings, while the lovely outdoor garden provides the perfect spot to relax in the company of friends and festival artists long after the curtain comes down. Dinner reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the Box Office at 845-758-7900 or at

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