Situated just over the town line in Stockbridge among the barns and outbuildings of the 1901 Wheatleigh estate, the Music Inn was opened in 1950 by Stephanie and Phillip Barber as a groundbreaking stage for jazz and blues performers, and the short-lived but culturally significant Lenox School of Jazz.

In 1979, long after evolving into the Berkshire Music Barn as an open-air stage for rock acts, the Music Inn closed. By the mid-1980s, the grounds were transformed into the White Pines condominium complex near Stockbridge Bowl.

Among the many performers featured during the venue's three-decade heyday: Woody Guthrie, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Carly and Lucy Simon, Don McLean, The Band, Arlo Guthrie, The Kinks, Bob Marley and the Allman Brothers, to name just a few.

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