Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Road Back to Solid Sound

The Return of SOLID SOUND
Mass MoCA - North Adams, MA
Photos by 5342 Studios

WILCO's Jeff Tweedy @ Solid Sound 2010

Wilco - Is that the Thanks I Get (live on Conan O'Brien)

YES to SECOND HELPINGS - Nearly a year later, the SOLID SOUND MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL returns to Western Massachusetts this weekend. The WILCO-curated spectacle of arts, music and culture was a smashing success last year - funneling visitors and their dollars to North Adams, serving up big-time entertainment without stress and toil. It was a win-win for pretty much everybody and as it turned out - one of the best memories I had from a busy calendar year in 2010. The fact that the festival went off without so much as a visible hitch - despite the event's infancy spoke to how well it was planned. The music is really worth the journey...

Having moved the festival up from August to June - grabbing Summer by the throat, the planners for Solid Sound 2011 have a number of big acts (do not miss The Handsome Family, Levon Helm or The Autumn Defense - the wicked side project for Wilco's John Stirratt and Patrick Sansone, amongst many others;) comedy performances, art displays and great pop-up offerings in store for attendees (watching Tweedy get plunged into a dunk tank for charity was wild last year!) this weekend on the 200,000 square foot grounds of the magical property. We're sold.

Solid Sound Festival 2010 - North Adams, MA

Nels Cline

Wilco - I'm the Man Who Loves You
Live at Tanglewood 2008

arrive by Solid Sound bus!
click the bus for details

Solid Sound Passes:
Adults: 3 Day Pass is $124.50
1-Day Pass: Fri - $65 / Sat - $78 / Sun - $65
Kids: 6 & Under are Free

Fri 06/24 - Sun 06/26

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