Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind evening with incredible food from Gary Danko, Barbara Lynch, Michael Ceraldi, and Jason Lance Weisman, service by Spindler’s, cocktails from Strangers & Saints, and much more!

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Twenty Summers Season Six took place in Provincetown's historic Hawthorne Barn between May 10 and June 15, 2019 where we hosted six weekends of concerts, conversations, artist open studios, and community events, presenting an eclectic mix of both emerging and established musicians, writers, cultural figures, activists, and artists. Our season was made possible by the support of our generous sponsors and donors.



100 Years of Light

In 1907, Charles Webster Hawthorne, the 35-year-old son of a sea captain, built a barn-like studio on a sandy bluff in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod. Hawthorne was an Impressionist painter. And he turned the barn into the Cape Cod School of Art–the first in America to hold outdoor sessions.

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Artist Residencies

In the weekdays between our events, we welcome artists into the Barn to live and work in the space, and share their experiences at Open Studios on the final night of their residency. Learn more about the painters, musicians, and photographers who joined us in our past seasons. 

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Watch videos from the 2018 season of concerts and conversations in the Hawthorne Barn. Relive your favorite event from past seasons, or experience the Barn for the first time!

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What People are Saying

Several publications and news outlets have featured stories about Twenty Summers and the Barn, which NPR has called "part of the foundation of American art history." Learn more about our organization and what others have had to say about it.

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Watch Videos

Watch full-length and short-form videos or listen to the podcast from Twenty Summers' 2018 season of concerts and conversations. Season Five took place May 18–June 16, 2018 and featured concerts with Kevin Morby, Dar Williams, Bedouine, Martha Wainwright, John Gorka, Marissa Nadler, and Overcoats; conversations with fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi with actor Alan Cumming, journalists Jodi Kantor and Andrew Sullivan, authors Michael Cunningham and Daniel Mendelsohn, poets Robert Pinsky and Monica Youn, and playwright J.T. Rogers with journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran; plus a theatrical reading of the play POLLOCK. Watch Now.

Stay tuned for videos and podcasts coming soon from Twenty Summers 2019 season!