The historic Summit House in Skinner State Park in Hadley will resonate with live local music on five Thursday evenings this summer! And weather permitting, audience members can
enjoy a glorious mountaintop sunset at intermission!
Admission: $10 per person for indoor seating; $8 per person
for porch tickets. Advance indoor tickets available for sale
after June 1st at three locations below, cash or check only.
Porch tickets available day of show only at gate (see below).
Collage by Marcia Howard
The 2017 Summit House
Sunset Concert Series!
Advance tickets for all shows (highly recommended) will be available beginning June 1st, and until 2:00 pm day of show, at three area businesses:
- Hadley Garden Center, 285 Russell Street (Rt. 9), Hadley
- Nuttelman's Florists, 135 Woodlawn Avenue, Northampton
- Carey's Flowers, 300 Newton Street (Rt. 116), South Hadley
Gates open at 6:00 pm, and The Summit House will open at 7:00 pm. Picnicking is welcome (neither food nor beverages will be available for sale at the event). Seating and parking are strictly limited, and carpooling from the base and halfway house is encouraged. The Summit House is wheelchair accessible. All hikers/walkers should please carry flashlights.
Please Note: Once all tickets for indoor seating have been sold, 60 "Porch Only" tickets will be made available for sale at the gate after 6:00 pm on
a first-come, first-served basis. The music can be clearly heard on the porch, and patrons are welcome to bring their own lightweight, portable chairs. Please refer to this site for updates on sold-out shows.
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. Its original timbers are over a century and a
half old, and the building has a delightful 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 Skinner State Park. It is an ideal, exhilarating place
for an evening of friends, food, music, and nature in all its summer glory!
Thursday, July 6, 7:30 pm
Zoë Darrow and Friends
The Summit House Sunset Concert Series is supported by the Hadley, Amherst, and South Hadley Cultural Councils, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the rangers of J. A. Skinner State Park, and the volunteers of the Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range.
Thursday, August 3, 7:30 pm
The Joe Velez Latin Jazz Quintet
Thursday, July 27, 7:30 pm
The Wistaria String Quartet
Thursday, July 13, 7:30 pm
The Pioneer Valley Fiddlers
Thursday, July 20, 7:30 pm Englewinds Eco-Music Ensemble