Last year, in response to COVID, Bennington Museum began a popular outdoor Friday night concert series in the courtyard. Over the course of the summer more than 450 people visited on Friday evenings to explore the outdoor exhibits, enjoy food by the Avocado Pit, and just relax in the shade of the elm and be socially distant yet connected while listening to some great tunes.
This coming summer, thanks to an anonymous grant, Bennington Museum is pleased to present Concerts in the Courtyard once more. Twelve regional artists will perform on fourteen Fridays beginning June 4th and running through September 3rd, 2021.
These concerts will take place between 5 and 7pm and are free of charge to the public. Visitors must wear masks in accordance with Vermont regulations and are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own lawn chair if they would like to claim a seat inside the courtyard gates, as occupancy will be limited.
Alcohol will be served in designated areas, but these are family friendly events. To that end, the Museum ABCs program will provide children’s activities on Fridays during Concerts in the Courtyard. Kids of all ages will find a fun makerspace in the pavilion to create art based on art and objects featured in the Museum. Activities will be provided free of charge with a suggested donation to support the purchase of art supplies.