The Nippertown summer festival season just jumped up to a whole new level with the announcement that one of the world’s premier rock bands, Wilco, will curate its own three-day Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams from Friday-Sunday, August 13-15.
Making its only east coast performance of the summer, Wilco will headline the event, which will also include individual performances by each of the band members’ side projects, including Glenn Kotcheʼs On Fillmore, the Nels Cline Singers, the Autumn Defense (featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone) and Mikael Jorgensenʼs Pronto.
Other bands selected by Wilco will also perform.
But the Solid Sound Festival will feature much more than just music, too. Other activities promised at the fest include a fully programmed comedy stage, interactive installations and exhibits – the Solid Sound Stompbox Station (an interactive guitar pedal exhibit created and demonstrated by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline), a concert-poster screening demonstration, workshops by luthiers and more). In addition the fest boasts film, video installations and DJs.
Tickets for the Solid Sound Festival will go on sale at 10am Friday. From April 9 to May 31 tickets for the three-day event will be available for $86.50 (including all fees and parking). After June 1, the ticket price will go up to $99.50 (including all fees and parking).
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The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/15-18
The Green River Festival @ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, Mass. 7/16-18
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