Festival Fever: The Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, 8/13-15/10

Well, it’s almost here.

The Solid Sound Festival – as curated by Jeff Tweedy and his band Wilco – takes over the massive MASS MoCA in North Adams this weekend.

The three-day fest (that’s Friday-Sunday) will feature the only east coast performance by Wilco this summer, as well as performances by Tweedy and a whole bunch of other Wilco off-shoot ensembles. In addition, there will be performances by numerous other bands, musicians, comedians – all hand-picked by the Wilco members.

Want more? Sure… How about movies, DJs, the Bread & Puppet Theater, an exhibit of Wilco poster art and a whole mess o’ other stuff to keep you entertained and enlightened throughout the three-day marathon of music, art and more.

Single-day tix will not be sold, but tix are just $99.50 for the whole weekend of festivities, so you’ll likely get more than your money’s worth even if you just attend on the Big Day – Saturday.

Here’s the complete daily schedule for the entire fest:

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8pm: Pronto @ the Hunter Center
9pm: Deep Blue Organ Trio @ Courtyard C
10pm: The Books @ Hunter Center
10:30pm: The Numero Group (DJs with film projection) @ Courtyard C

12:30pm: Brenda @ Courtyard D
1:15pm: Sir Richard Bishop @ Courtyard C
2pm: Vetiver @ Courtyard D
2:45pm: On Fillmore @ Courtyard C
3:30pm: The Baseball Project @ Courtyard D
4:30pm: Mountain Man @ Courtyard C
6:45pm: Mavis Staples @ Joe’s Field
8:30pm: Wilco @ Joe’s Field
Post-Wilco: The Numero Group @ Courtyard C

12noon: Story Pirates @ B11, Floor 2, Rehearsal Studio
1pm: Comedy Cabaret with Hannibal Buress @ Hunter Center
2pm: Comedy Cabaret with John Mulaney @ Hunter Center
2pm: “Ostensible Taming of the Untamable: Nels Cline’s take on the Solid Sound Stompbox Station” @ B4, Floor 2, Material World Gallery
3pm: Comedy Cabaret with Kristen Schaal @ Hunter Center
4pm: Comedy Cabaret with Todd Barry @ Hunter Center
5pm: “The Possibilities of Prepartion: Glenn Kotche’s take on the Interactive Drum Head Installation” @ B7, Floor 2, Sol LeWitt Gallery
5:15pm: Bread and Puppet Theater @ Courtyard D

11am: yoga @ Courtyard B
11am: Film – Nicolas Roeg’s “Walkabout” @ Hunter Center
11:30am: Deep Blue Organ Trio @ Courtyard C
12:15pm: Outrageous Cherry @ Courtyard D
1pm: Film – Werner Herzog’s “Little Dieter Needs to Fly” @ Hunter Center
1pm: The Autumn Defense @ Courtyard C
2pm: The Nels Cline Singers @ Courtyard D
2:30pm: Film – Philip Kaufman’s “Fearless Frank” @ Hunter Center
3pm: Avi Buffalo @ Courtyard C
4pm: Jeff Tweedy Solo Plus @ Joe’s Field
Post-Tweedy: The Numero Group @ Courtyard C

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