When's the last time you've been to see a LIVE concert? I don't know about you guys but for me, it's been well over a year.

While I definitely miss big arena shows, what I miss the most is the amazing shows we get to catch right here in on own backyard. Between Tanglewood, MassMoca, and Berkshire Theatre Group, I've gotten to see performances from Cake, Blues Traveler, Maggie Rogers, Steve Miller Band, Ben Harper, the list goes on and on.

After a long hiatus, The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, a faction of Berkshire Theatre Group, has announced that live music will reemerge downtown this spring, and the line-up does not disappoint.

Starting this May and running through June, The Colonial will host an outdoor concert series featuring performances from Tom Rush, Ryan Montbleau, and the Berkshires' own Whiskey Treaty Roadshow amongst a host of others.

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The Saturday night series begins May 1 with Harvest & Rust and ends June 12 with singer-songwriter-guitarist KJ Denhert. Chris Thile performs May 29; Tom Rush is scheduled for June 5; Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is booked for May 15. Ryan Montbleau will solo, May 8; and "Takin' It to the Streets: The Doobie Brothers Tribute Show," May 22.

The performances, held under strict COVID-19 guidelines and protocols will be held in an outdoor tent in the parking lot of the theatre, which was used for this past summer's performances of the musical "Godspell."

Each performer will be two shows each Saturday at 5:30 and 8 p.m. and to keep the events as safe as possible tickets are very limited.  Tickets go on sale today and range in price from $25 to $100. Tickets for all front-line workers are 50 percent off.

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