Arcadia Viols

New England

Sunset Concert Series

​​Thurs., July 18, 7:30 pm

2024 Summit House 


Thurs., Aug. 1, 7:30 pm

Collage by Marcia Howard

Hot Club of 

Thurs., July 25, 7:30 pm

        The Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range Summer Concert Series is supported by Kestrel Land Trust, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Hadley and South Hadley Cultural Councils, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the rangers of Skinner State Park, and the dedicated volunteers of the Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range.

...and, picknicking on the mountain!

Enraptured by sound

Thurs., Aug. 8, 7:30 pm

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A bustling intermission

A bird's-eye view

Pre-concert picnicking on the porch (elevation: 935 ft.!)

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm



     Advance online tickets ($12 per person) for all shows (highly recommended) will be sold online until 12:00 noon day of show. All tickets purchased online will be available to be picked up at the door day of show. Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the door after 6:00 pm day of show for $15 per personcash only.


Admission: $12 advance (online) / $15 day of show (at door, cash only

Tickets to go on sale in May.



  At an elevation of 935 ft. overlooking the Pioneer Valley, the Summit House

was built in 1851, and its earliest visitors reads like a Who's Who of 19th-century

writers, poets, artists and dignitaries such as Charles Dickens, Jenny Lind and Thomas Cole.

Its original timbers are over a century and a half old, and the building has a warm acoustic

resonance, like an enormous vintage wooden musical instrument perched on top of a

mountain. The sunsets viewed from its porch can be the most spectacular in western

New England. And, picnicking is both welcomed and encouraged on the rolling

high grounds of J. A. Skinner State Park. It is an ideal, exhilarating place for

an evening of friends, food, music, and nature in all its summer glory!