BARD SUMMERSCAPE | June 22 – August 13 | Now on Sale



Live Music • Performance • Dancing

The spectacular Spiegeltent returns with sumptuous summer weekends of dazzling performances, drinks, and dancing.

Longtime favorites and first-time faces (including a new Bluegrass on Hudson series) create a summer-long party with a program that offers something for everyone.

With performances from John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin, Nona Hendryx, Ari Shapiro with Matteo Lane, Alicia Hall Moran, Erin Markey, Jasmine Rice LaBeija, Britton and the Sting, Ya Tseen, Susanne Bartsch, Martha Redbone, The Hot Sardines, Lola Kirke ’12, and more!

Programs, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Friday/Saturday and After Hours performances may contain nudity and are for mature audiences only. Friday/Saturday admission is restricted to those over 18 years old unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. No one under 21 is permitted during After Hours.

Season Playlist


SummerScape 2023

“A hotbed of intellectual and aesthetic adventure.”—New York Times


This June, SummerScape returns for eight inspired weeks of performing arts! Highlights of the festival include the 33rd Bard Music Festival, Vaughan Williams and His World; a new production of Saint-Saëns’s Henri VIII, directed by Jean-Romain Vesperini; the World Premiere of the SummerScape-commissioned Illinois by Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens, and Jackie Sibblies Drury; the beloved Spiegeltent; and more.


June 22 – August 13

20th Anniversary Season

Breaking Ground

A celebration of innovative performance featuring SummerScape, the Bard Music Festival, the ground breaking of our new studio building designed by Maya Lin, and more.

The Performing Arts Are Essential

Support the creation of innovative work by adventurous artists.

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