2019 is the sixth year of Twenty Summers, hosted in Provincetown’s historic Hawthorne Barn from May 10 to June 15.

And it’s time to purchase your tickets right now, because many (if not most) of the events sell out early. In fact, one of the conversations and one of the concerts have already sold out. So we’re not kidding!

This year, some of the events include walking tours; concerts by Mountain Man, Luluc, and Darlingside; conversations between Alex Kotowitz and Adam Moss and Eric Kandel and Emily Braun; open studios; and much, much more. You can check them all out on the Twenty Summers website—and get your tickets!

Twenty Summers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization in Provincetown, founded to foster public engagement with art and artists and to honor the legacy of art in Provincetown. It restored the historic Hawthorne Barn where that legacy began and where its festival of concerts, conversations, artists residencies, and special events take place from mid-May to mid-June annually.

The Barn is only open to the public when there’s a listed event. Each season they film and record all events, having now grown a rich media archive, and you can watch or listen to past events for free on the videos page and podcast page.

The name Twenty Summers is a phrase in Stanley Kunitz’s poem “Route Six” connoting both the pull of Provincetown and its legacy of art.