Since 1972, the Sitka Music Festival (formerly 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 concerts and events that will challenge and excite your senses.

This June we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary!

A full month of concerts, events, and activities is being planned for your enjoyment.  Details about our 2021 guest artists and concerts will be posted here soon.  Tickets will be made available once our schedule is set.

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

Our weekly schedule looks like this:

Wednesdays – Cafe Concert & Artist Interview

6:30pm – A free 1-hr concert at the Mean Queen restaurant, 205 Harbor Drive (lower level).    June 9, 16 and 23.

Thursdays – Bach’s Lunch

12:00pm at Odess Theater – A free 1-hr concert. June 10 and 17.

Fridays & Saturdays – Formal Evening Concerts

7:30pm at Harrigan Centennial Hall

June 11, 12, 18, 19, 24 and 25 (Please note: Evening Concerts for the last week are on Thursday and Friday)

Doors open at 6:30pm. Pre-concert lecture and interview with an artist begins at 6:45pm.

Special Events

Saturday, June 5 – 50th Anniversary Season Opening Party and Grand Opening of the Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall
Sunday, June 6 – Free family concert at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi
Sunday, June 13 – A 3-hour dinner cruise with Allen Marine Tours in Sitka Sound including a live musical performance
Sunday, June 21 – Arrowhead Transfer & Alaska Marine Lines Crab Feed (a popular community outdoor picnic which includes Dungeness crab and all the fixings. This is a fundraiser for the Festival)
Sunday, June 27 – Brunch in a private home with concert


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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