Yellow Barn's 2021 Summer Season

2021 Summer Season: July 9 - August 7

We are thrilled to announce that we are going forward with our full summer festival! We have been planning with hope for this moment, and it is a joy to see our dreams coming true. Buoyed by the Covid vaccine’s progress, and the positive reports that we are receiving from our medical advisors and Vermont’s health department, we cannot wait for our reunion. We have missed you all.

Several key factors are making it possible for us to plan on having our full complement of musicians back home with us. First and foremost, we are working around the clock to put a vaccination plan in place for every member of our campus community. Already the great majority of our community is either vaccinated or has had their first dose of the vaccine! In addition, we are grateful to the Manchester Medial Center for helping us design and administer a robust testing program to help keep us safe throughout the summer.

Your messages of encouragement throughout the past year have kept our spirits high, especially your resounding desire to return to Yellow Barn this summer. Governor Scott has announced a reopening plan for the state of Vermont that assures us that we will be able to gather safely together at Yellow Barn concerts. Our own guidelines for venue capacity are still evolving, but we will be returning to our usual five-week festival, with public events taking place between July 9 and August 7. Hang on to your vaccination cards, and look for a full schedule of events next month.

There is no question that your support and spirit makes this wonderful news possible. If you would like to join our mailing list for summer updates, send an email to

Last Summer At Yellow Barn

While we were not able to gather our entire Yellow Barn family last year, we created a series of Summer Artist Residencies, allowing some of our musicians to be here as representatives of the whole. The first residency program in this country for professional musicians, Yellow Barn’s Artist Residencies offered an unforeseen model for this time.

Programs and concert streams from Yellow Barn's 2020 Summer Season

Yellow Barn Patio Noise

Following the last summer's season of artist residencies, Yellow Barn hosted a series of weekly conversations about each of the 2020 summer programs, moderated by Artistic Director Seth Knopp, with musicians from the performances and special guests.

Watch excerpts from Yellow Barn Patio Noise

Past Seasons at Yellow Barn

2019 Concert Programs

2018 Concert Programs

2017 Concert Programs

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