July 3 and 4, 2017- James Taylor

[James Taylor]
PHOTO CREDIT: Lane Turner, Boston Globe/Getty Images

James Taylor returns to Tanglewood in 2017 with his All-Star Band
Celebrate July 4 at Tanglewood!
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 Monday July 3, 8PM
 

Tuesday July 4, 8PM

James Taylor and his All-Star Band return to Tanglewood for performances on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, 2017 each at 8 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.

The July 4 concert will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.

Taylor's music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms.  He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations in a way that resonates with people everywhere. His iconic songs, including "Fire and Rain," "Country Road," "Something in the Way She Moves," "Mexico," "Shower the People," "Your Smiling Face," "Carolina In My Mind," "Sweet Baby James," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," "You Can Close Your Eyes," "Walking Man," "Never Die Young," "Shed a Little Light," among others, have had a profound influence on songwriters and music lovers from all walks of life. Mr. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 25 times since his first performance there in 1974.           

As in past years, Kim and James Taylor will donate proceeds from the July 4 performance to Tanglewood.