Since 1972, the Sitka Summer Music Festival has been Alaska’s premiere classical music festival, presenting exquisite music in the pristine setting of Southeast Alaska. The finest musicians from around the world gather in this rarefied paradise for four weeks of events that will challenge and excite your senses.

Click on any day on the calendar to see the events for that week.

Our weekly schedule looks like this:

Tuesdays – The Week in Preview

5:45 pm at Stevenson Hall– Music educator Susan Reed hosts an informal discussion about the composers & pieces that are on the programs for the week. You’ll also have a chance to meet a guest artist and hear a brief performance!

Wednesdays – Cafe Concert

6:30pm – A free 1-hr concert at the Mean Queen restaurant

Thursdays – Bach’s Lunch

12:15 at Odess Theater – A free 1-hr concert (June 8, 15, and 22 only – no concert June 29)

Fridays & Saturdays – Formal Evening Concerts

7:30 pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall – Pre-concert lecture and interview with an artist begins at 6:45.

Sundays – Special Events (dates subject to change)

June 10 – Free family concert at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi
June 17 – Crab feed (no music, but it’s a popular community event – outdoor picnic of crab and all the fixings; a fundraiser for our organization)
June 24 – A 3-hour dinner cruise with Allen Marine Tours in Sitka Sound including a live musical performance
July 1 – Brunch in a private home with concert
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It takes a city to put on this festival, and we’d love your help! From ushering to set-up and clean-up for our big events, your time is appreciated.

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