North American Summer Festivals 2022

72 Summer Festivals for 2022

Classical, Opera & Jazz in North America

EarRelevant Staff | 12 MAY 2022

Summer is a great season for travel to attractive destinations, especially if your trip can include some great music!

We’ve put together a list of 72 North American summer music festivals featuring classical music, opera, or jazz, with events occurring primarily between Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30) and the Autumnal Equinox (September 22).

The list is long, so the information deliberately minimal: name, location, dates, directors, genres, and website link. So we also offer a map above the list, so you can see what might be in the area you expect to be traveling, or even pick a destination based on what you find.

Here are festivals large and small, urban and remote, with performers ranging from developing young musicians to world-class seasoned professionals. We hope you will find one or more that attracts your summer travel interests.


Locations are limited to nearest city, not exact address. Festival may present events in multiple locations.

United States

Alaska

SITKA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sitka, AK
June 3 – 26, 2022
Artistic Director: Zuill Bailey
Genres: Classical
Website: sitkamusicfestival.org

Arkansas

OPERA IN THE OZARKS
Eureka Springs, AR
June 24 – July 23, 2022
Artistic Director: Thomas Cockrell
Genres: Classical, Opera
Website: opera.org

California

CABRILLO FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Santa Cruz, CA
July 24 – August 7, 2022
Artistic Director: Cristian Măcelaru
Genres: Classical
Website: cabrillomusic.org

CARMEL BACH FESTIVAL
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
July 14 – 30, 2022
Artistic Directors: Andrew Megill, Peter Hanson, Andrew Arthur, Edwin Huizinga, Suzanne Mudge, Michael Beattie, Allen Whear
Genres: Classical
Website: bachfestival.org

FESTIVAL NAPA VALLEY
Napa Valley, CA
July 15 – 24, 2022
Exec. Producer: Charles Letourneau
Genres: Classical
Website: festivalnapavalley.org

HOLLYWOOD BOWL: 2022 SEASON
Los Angeles, CA
June 11 – September 29, 2022
Artistic Director: Gustavo Dudamel
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: hollywoodbowl.com

LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY SUMMERFEST
La Jolla, CA
July 29 – August 26, 2022
Music Director: Inon Barnatan
Genres: Classical
Website: ljms.org

MAINLY MOZART ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL
Del Mar, CA
June 10 – 18, 2022
Artistic Director: Michael Francis
Genres: Classical
Website: mainlymozart.org

MUSIC ACADEMY OF THE WEST SUMMER SCHOOL & FESTIVAL
Santa Barbara, CA
June 13 – August 6, 2022
Artistic Director: Jamie Broumas
Genres: Classical
Website: musicacademy.org

MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS
Napa Valley, CA
August 3 – 21, 2022
Artistic Directors:
Michael & Daria T. Adams
Genres: Classical, Chamber Music
Website: musicinthevineyards.org

MUSIC@MENLO
Atherton, CA
July 14 – August 6, 2022
Artistic Directors: David Finckel & Wu Han
Genres: Classical
Website: musicatmenlo.org

OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL
Ojai, CA
June 9 – 12, 2022
Artistic Director: Ara Guzelimian
Genres: Classical
Website: ojaifestival.org

Colorado

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL & SCHOOL
Aspen, CO
June 30 – August 21, 2022
Artistic Director: Robert Spano
Genres: Classical
Website: aspenmusicfestival.com

BRAVO!VAIL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Vail, CO
June 23 – August 4, 2022
Artistic Director: Anne-Marie McDermott
Genres: Classical
Website: bravovail.org

CENTRAL CITY OPERA FESTIVAL
Central City, CO
July 2 – 31, 2022
General & Artistic Director: Pelham G. Pearce
Genres: Opera
Website: centralcityopera.org

COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Boulder, CO
June 30 – August 7, 2022
Artistic Director: Peter Oundjian
Genres: Classical, Chamber Music
Website: coloradomusicfestival.org

CRESTED BUTTE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Crested Butte & Gunnison, CO
July 8 – September 10, 2022
Artistic Directors: Emily & Erik Peterson
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: crestedbuttemusicfestival.org

NATIONAL REPERTORY ORCHESTRA
Breckenridge, CO
June 25 – August 13, 2022
Artistic Director: Michael Stern
Genres: Classical
Website: nromusic.org


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Connecticut

NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Norfolk, CT
June 23 – August 20, 2022
Artistic Director: Melvin Chen
Genres: Classical
Website: music.yale.edu/norfolk

Florida

MIAMI BEACH CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Miami Beach, FL
July 7 – 24, 2022
Artistic Director: Michael Rossi
Genres: Classical, Opera

Georgia

ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Atlanta, GA
May 28 – 30, 2022
Artistic Director:
Genres: Jazz
Website: atljazzfest.com

THE ATLANTA OPERA: COMES AS YOU ARE FESTIVAL
Atlanta, GA
June 2 – 19, 2022
General & Artistic Director: Tomer Zvulun
Genres: Opera, Musical
Website: atlantaopera.org

Idaho

SUN VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sun Valley, ID
July 24 – August 18, 2022
MUSIC DIRECTOR Alasdair Neale
Genres: Classical
Website: svmusicfestival.org

Illinois

RAVINIA FESTIVAL
Highland Park, IL
June 15 – September 18, 2022
Artistic Director: Marin Alsop
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: ravinia.org

Iowa

DES MOINES METRO OPERA
Indianola, IA
July 1 – 24, 2022
Artistic Director: Michael Egel
Genres: Classical, Opera
Website: desmoinesmetroopera.org

Maine

BAY CHAMBER CONCERTS: SCREEN DOOR FESTIVAL
Camden, ME
August 17 – 21, 2022
Artistic Director: Manuel Bagorro
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: baychamber.org

BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Brunswick, ME
June 25 – August 6, 2022
Artistic Directors: David Ying & Phillip Ying
Genres: Classical
Website: bowdoinfestival.org

MONTEUX SCHOOL & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hancock, ME
June 19 – July 31, 2022
Artistic Director: Michael Jinbo
Genres: Classical
Website: monteuxmusic.org

Massachusetts

ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Rockport, MA
June 11 – August 14, 2022
Artistic Director: Barry Shiffman
Genres: Classical
Website: rcmf.org

TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL
Lenox, MA
June 17 – September 4, 2022
Artistic Director: Andris Nelsons
Genres: Classical
Website: bso.org/tanglewood

Michigan

THE GILMORE PIANO FESTIVAL
Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Lansing, MI
April 24 – May 15, 2022
Director: Pierre van der Westhuizen
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: thegilmore.org

Minnesota

NORTHERN LIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Gilbert, MN
July 1 – 23, 2022
Artistic Director: Veda Zuponcic
Genres: Classical
Website: northernlightsmusic.org/

Missouri

TANEYCOMO FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Branson, MO
June 12 – 25, 2022
Executive & Artistic Director: Larkin Sanders
Genres: Classical
Website: taneycomofestivalorchestra.org

Montana

TIPPET RISE ART CENTER
Fishtail, MT
August 26 – September 25, 2022
Artistic Advisor: Pedja Mužijevic
Genres: Classical
Website: tippetrise.org/

Nevada

CLASSICAL TAHOE
Incline Village, NV
July 14 – August 18, 2022
Artistic Director: Laura Hamilton
Genres: Classical, Jazz
Website: classicaltahoe.org

New Mexico

SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Santa Fe, NM
July 17 – August 22, 2022
Artistic Director: Marc Neikrug
Genres: Classical
Website: santafechambermusic.com

THE SANTA FE OPERA
Santa Fe, NM
July 1 – August 28, 2022
Directors: Robert K. Meya, general director; Harry Bicket, music director
Genres: Opera
Website: santafeopera.org


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New York

BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL & SUMMERSCAPE
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
June 23 – August 14, 2022
Artistic Directors: Leon Botstein, Christopher H. Gibbs, Gideon Lester
Genres: Classical, Opera, Theater, Dance
Website: fishercenter.bard.edu

BRIDGEHAMPTON CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bridgehampton & Water Mill, NY
July 24 – August 21, 2022
Artistic Director: Marya Martin
Genres: Classical
Website: bcmf.org

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC & THE ARTS
Katonah, NY
June 18 – August 19, 2022
Artistic Director: Kathy Schuman
Genres: Classical, Opera, Jazz, Other
Website: caramoor.org

THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL
Cooperstown, NY
July 15 – August 17, 2022
Directors: Francesca Zambello, artistic & general director; Joseph Colaneri, music director
Genres: Classical
Website: glimmerglass.org

THE HAMPTONS FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
Wainscott, NY
September 9 – 11, 2022
Artistic Director: Michael Palmer
Genres: Classical
Website: thehamptonsfestivalofmusic.com

LAKE GEORGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Lake George, NY
August 10 – 18, 2022
Artistic Directors:
Barbora Kolárová & Roger Kalia
Genres: Classical
Website: lakegeorgemusicfestival.com

MAVERICK CONCERTS
Hurley, NY
July 2 –September 11, 2022
Music Director: Alexander Platt
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: maverickconcerts.org

SARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 12 – August 21, 2022
Directors: Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jonathan Stafford, Wendy Whelan, David Finckel, Wu Han & Elizabeth Sobol
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: spac.org

TIME:SPANS FESTIVAL 2022
New York, NY
August 13 – 27, 2022
Artistic Director: Thomas Fichter
Genres: Contemprary Classical, Avant-Garde
Website: timespans.org

North Carolina

JOHN COLTRANE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
High Point, NC
September 3 – 4, 2022
Artistic Director: Joe Williams
Genres: Jazz
Website: coltranejazzfest.com

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Greensboro, NC
June 25 – July 30, 2022
Artistic Director: Gerard Schwarz
Genres: Classical
Website: easternmusicfestival.org

HIGHLANDS-CASHIERS CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
HIghlands & Cashiers, NC
July 1 – August 7, 2022
Artistic Director: William Ransom
Genres: Classical
Website: h-cmusicfestival.org

Ohio

BLOSSOM MUSIC FESTIVAL
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 2 – September 4, 2022
Artistic Director: Franz Welser-Möst
Genres: Classical, Other
Website: blossommusicfest.com

CINCINNATI OPERA SUMMER FESTIVAL
Cincinnati, OH
June 18 – July 31, 2022
Artistic Director: Evans Mirageas
Genres: Opera
Website: cincinnatiopera.org

Oregon

BRITT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Jacksonville, OR
June 10 – September 18, 2022
Artistic Director: Teddy Abrams
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: brittfest.org

CHAMBER MUSIC NORTHWEST SUMMER FESTIVAL
Portland & Beaverton, OR
June 25 – July 31, 2022
Artistic Directors: Gloria Chien & Soovin Kim
Genres: Classical
Website: cmnw.org

OREGON BACH FESTIVAL
Eugene, OR
June 17 – July 5, 2022
Genres: Classical
Website: oregonbachfestival.org


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Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM BACH FESTIVAL
Bethlehem, PA
May 13 – 21, 2022
Artistic Director: Greg Funfgeld
Genres: Classical
Website: bach.org

MANN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Philadelphia, PA
April 13 – October 15, 2022
Artistic Director: Toby Blumenthal
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: manncenter.org

South Carolina

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA
Charleston, SC
May 27 – June 12, 2022
Directors: John Kennedy, Geoff Nuttall, Joe Miller, Mena Mark Hanna
Genres: Classical, Opera, Jazz, Other
Website: spoletousa.org

Texas

OLSHAN TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Houston, TX
June 7 – 27, 2022
Artistic Director: Alan Austin
Genres: Classical, Jazz
Website: tmf.uh.edu

ROUND TOP MUSIC FESTIVAL
Round Top, TX
June 6 – July 17, 2022
Artistic Director: James Dick
Genres: Classical
Website: festivalhill.org

Utah

DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Park City, UT
July 1 – August 6, 2022
Artistic Director: Robert Neu
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: deervalleymusicfestival.org

Vermont

MARLBORO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Marlboro, VT
July 16 – August 14, 2022
Artistic Directors:
Mitsuko Uchida & Jonathan Biss
Genres: Classical
Website: marlboromusic.org

Virginia

SHENANDOAH VALLEY BACH FESTIVAL
Harrisonburg, VA
June 12 – 19, 2022
Artistic Director: Kenneth Nafziger
Genres: Classical
Website: svbachfestival.org

WINTERGREEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Nellysford, VA
July 6 – 31, 2022
Artistic Director: Erin Freeman
Genres: Classical
Website: wintergreen-music.org

WOLF TRAP
Vienna, VA
May 28 – September 18, 2022
Prsident & CEO: Arvind Manocha
Genres: Classical, Jazz, Other
Website: wolftrap.org

Washington

BELLINGHAM FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
Bellingham, WA
July 1 – 24, 2022
Artistic Director: Michael Palmer
Genres: Classical
Website: bellinghamfestival.org

ORCAS ISLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Orcas Island, WA
August 4 – 20, 2022
Artistic Director: Aloysia Friedmann
Genres: Classical
Website: oicmf.org

Wyoming

GRAND TETON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Jackson Hole, WY
July 3 – August 27, 2022
Artistic Director: Sir Donald Runnicles
Genres: Classical
Website: gtmf.org

CANADA

Alberta

HONENS FESTIVAL
Calgary, AB
September 8 – 11, 2022
Artistic Director: Jon Kimura Parker
Genres: Classical
Website: honens.com

Ontario

FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND
Parry Sound, ON
July 17 – 31, 2022
Artistic Director: James Campbell
Genres: Classical, Jazz
Website: festivalofthesound.ca

OTTAWA CHAMBERFEST
Ottawa, ON
July 21 – August 4, 2022
Artistic Director: Carissa Klopoushak
Genres: Classical
Website: chamberfest.com/

Quebec

DOMAINE FORGET DE CHARLEVOIX
Saint-Irénée, QC
June 25 – August 20, 2022
Artistic Director: Paul Fortin
Genres: Classical, Jazz
Website: domaineforget.com

MONTREAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Montréal, QC
June 12 – 19, 2022
Artistic Director: Denis Brott, C.M.
Genres: Classical
Website: festivalmontreal.org


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