As a kid growing up in Berkshire County, I used to think that the closest you could go to experience popular musicians of the day was Albany or Saratoga. That of course is certainly not true and was more of a case of my narrow taste for music. However, as I matured and learned more about what the Berkshires as a whole had to offer, I quickly realized that a number of popular bands have performed in the Berkshires. With venues like the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Tanglewood in Lenox and, Mass MoCA in North Adams, what musician wouldn't want to perform in Berkshire County?

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I started thinking about bands that have performed in the Berkshires and I was able to quickly rattle a bunch of names off the top of my head. So, a list has been created spotlighting popular bands/artists that have performed in Berkshire County. This list is off to a great start so far with 25, but obviously, there are many more that will need to be added over a period of time. Let's take a look below at some popular names that have performed in Berkshire County. What band or artist would you add to the list?

25 Popular Bands/Artists Who Have Performed in the Berkshires

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Celebrities Born in Massachusetts Including the Berkshires

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