Taking place in venues on- and off-campus, The Lounge features principal artists and Young Artists in top-tier performances for the price of a movie ticket.

Stars' Night Out

The principal artists of the 2017 Festival present a varied musical program, from opera to pop to jazz to country.

Monday, July 24 | 5:00 p.m. – Pavilion
Featuring Frederick Ballentine, Vanessa Becerra, William Burden, Musa Ngqungwana, Jarrett Ott

Thursday, August 10 | Post Show – Pavilion
Program to be announced

$20/$10 youths

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Any Place I Hang My Hat

Tuesday, July 25 | 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 31 | 5:00 p.m.
$20/$10 youths

Members of the Young Artists Program present songs, scenes and stories about people, places and things that signify home.

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Gospel Concert: Comin' for to Carry Me Home

Sunday, August 6 | 11:00 a.m.  – Pavilion
$35/$10 youths

Spirituals such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” originated from enslaved Africans and embrace profound emotion and enduring hope, forming the foundation of modern Gospel music in all its diversity. Guest host Soloman Howard (Macbeth and The Magic Flute, 2015) takes you on a Sunday morning tour of this inspiring genre. Artists include: Jasmine Barnes, Helena Brown, Joshua Conyers, Carl DuPont, Taylor-Alexis DuPont, Briana Elyse Hunter, Jawan CM Jenkins, Tesia Kwarteng, Key'mon Murrah, Steven D. Myles, Jasmin White and Chaz'men Williams-Ali with Soloman Howard, Victor Simonson and Kevin Miller.  

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Klezmer Concert with Big Galut(e)

Tuesday, August 8 | 5:00 p.m.  – Pavilion
$20/$10 youths

Winners of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, this crossover quintet will engage your mind and heart, and they might even make you laugh. Described as “a real treat for open minds,” Big Galut(e) presents a dazzling variety of music from the Jewish Diaspora’s many homelands: rare classics, rollicking Klezmer dances, sizzling tangos, heartfelt folk songs and Yiddish-flavored takes on classic opera. 

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Perfect Pitch

Tuesday, August 15| 5:00 p.m.  – Pavilion (Sensory Friendly) 
$20/$10 youths

A baseball-themed afternoon that explores the music of America’s favorite pastime. Read more about our sensory-friendly performance here.

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