STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant will make her Tanglewood debut this summer Sunday, July 2, in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, and American folk-rock group The Avett Brothers join the summer lineup in their Tanglewood debut Friday, Sept. 1.
This announcement comes before the Tanglewood 2017 tickets go on sale to the public, Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant makes her Tanglewood debut on Sunday, July 2, at 7 p.m., bringing her distinctive voice and style to the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Ms. Merchant, who began her career with alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981, has released seven solo albums—most recently “Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings” (released in November 2015), a collection of all-new recordings revisiting Merchant’s multi-platinum solo debut “Tigerlily,” originally released in 1995.
On Friday, September 1, American folk-rock band The Avett Brothers—named for brothers Scott and Seth Avett—make their Tanglewood debut. Hailing from Concord, North Carolina, The Avett Brothers released their ninth studio album, True Sadness, in the summer of 2016; it topped Billboard charts and scored two Grammy nominations. Recently, they were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame and continue to be revered as one of the top folk-rock acts in the country.
Tickets for Natalie Merchant on July 2 range from $16.50 to $109. Tickets for The Avett Brothers on September 1 range from $16-89. For more information on the upcoming 2017 Tanglewood season, visit their website.
Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.