Date(s) - 08/01/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Music and dancing with a view!
Music and dancing with a view! Join The O-Tones for a show at the top of a mountain at Summit House.
The O-Tones are thrilled to be part of this concert series at the top of the Holyoke Range. With gorgeous views on a summer night in a historic house with room to dance, who could ask for more? This Summer Concert Series has been going on for a long time and The O-Tones will bring their styles of Swing, Blues, Soul, Motown and Latin to this beautiful historic site. And there’s even room to dance on a beautiful summer evening.
Advance tickets for all shows (highly recommended) will be available beginningJune 1st, and until 2:00 pm day of show (cash or check only), at four area businesses:
– Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley
– 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 (closed July 1-4)
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). Tickets 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.
Porch Tickets: Once all 110 tickets for indoor seating have been sold, 60 “Porch Tickets” will be 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 shows.
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.