MASS MoCA Announces Fall/Winter Season of Concerts, Theater, Comedy, Talks & More

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`Fresh Grass @ MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA’s fall season kicks off with the eighth annual FreshGrass festival on Friday-Sunday, September 14-16, a rollicking weekend devoted to bluegrass and progressive roots music. The schedule also features a few other previously announced shows – Angel Olsen brings her sun-kissed garage rock to the Hunter Center on Saturday, September 29; The Decemberists perform new music on Thursday, October 4; the elusive Bonnie “Prince” Billy shares his magic on Saturday, October 13; and Tune-Yards and U.S. Girls fuel a veritable rave on Tuesday, October 30.

But there are an impressive batch of new additions, too, including an all-day celebration of Sol LeWitt which takes over the North Adams museum on Saturday, November 17 with pop-up stories and performances in the galleries by artists Laurie Anderson, Spencer Finch, Karl Larson, Jeffrey Gibson, Sameer Gupta, Abhik Mukherjee, Barbara Takenaga, Tigue, Joe Wardwell and LeWitt master draftsman John Hogan.

And actor Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) is slated to make his MASS MoCA debut in “Fishing,” a work-in-progress performance in collaboration with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and choreographer/director Danielle Agami, which will take over the Hunter Center on Saturday, December 8. We don’t know what it’s all about, but it sounds mighty interesting, don’t it?

Here’s the complete performance schedule for MASS MoCA’s 2018 fall/winter season:

MUSIC: September 14-16: FreshGrass Festival featuring Flogging Molly, the Indigo Girls, Trampled by Turtles, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Bela Fleck, Rhiannon Giddens, I’m With Her, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Della Mae, more
MUSIC: September 29, 8pm: Angel Olsen with Julianna Barwick
MUSIC: October 4, 8pm: The Decemberists with Marissa Nadler
MUSIC: October 6, 8pm: Harold Lopéz-Nussa
READING/TALK: October 11, 6pm: Akwaeke Emezi & Allison Janae Hamilton
MUSIC: October 13, 8pm: Bonnie “Prince” Billy with the Other Years
MUSIC: October 20, 4pm: “Nach Und Traüme”
MUSIC: October 20, 8pm: Shareef Keyes & The Groove
FILM/MUSIC: October 27, 8pm: “I Am a Seagull”
MUSIC: October 3, 8pm: Tune-Yards with U.S. Girls
COMEDY: November 3, 8pm: Chicago City Limits
ARTIST TALK: November 6, 6pm: Taryn Simon
THEATER: November 10, 8pm: “The Fall of the House of Usher”
CELEBRATION: November 17: “LeWittx10”
READING/TALK: November 29, 6pm: “A Closer Look at Etel Adnan”
THEATER: December 7, 8pm: Sundance Theatre Lab
THEATER: December 8, 8pm: “Fishing”

1 Comment
  1. J Hunter says

    Harold Lopez-Nussa is Mack Avenue’s latest import from Cuba — amazing piano player and composer. Don’t miss him October 6!

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