Music

The Clark Art Institute

Williamstown Cultural District

With a permanent collection of Impressionist art, 19th-century artists and decorative arts across more than five centuries, the Clark Art Institute has become respected across the world.

Mass MoCA

Downtown North Adams

Since its Building 6 opened in the summer of 2017, Mass MoCA has become one of the world’s largest contemporary art museums, with vast galleries and indoor and outdoor stages.

Solid Sound Festival

MASS MoCA

Wilco takes over Mass MoCA with this festivalcurated by Wilco and showcasing bandmembers new work, emerging bands, art and comedy.

FreshGrass Festival

Mass MoCA

September 14 - September 16, 2018

FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum.

Mass MoCA jam

Lickety Split at MASS MoCA

Enjoy coffee or breakfast while listening to some impromptu tunes at this weekly Saturday morning gathering.

Williams College music

Williams College

The college music department hosts a series of free concerts in the spring and fall semesters with faculty and visiting performers from across the country and across the world.

Tanglewood

Lenox

Symphony on the lawn, with crystal and silver picnics.

Shaker Barn Music: The Sweetback Sisters

Pittsfield, MA

June 2, 2018 7:30 PM - June 2, 2018

A modern take on country music, pushing country’s golden age into more adventurous territory with powerful rhythms and playful lyrics. 

Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention

Pittsfield, MA

June 9, 2018

Oldtone and Hancock Shaker Village present an old-time music gathering with workshops led by Bill & the Belles, Tara Linhardt, and Nils Fredland, an open jam in the Round Stone Barn and more.

Shaker Barn Music: Pi Power Trio

Pittsfield, MA

July 7, 2018 7:30 PM - July 7, 2018

Pat Irwin, Sasha Dobson and Daria Grace draw on instrumental rock ‘n roll. Irwin was a founding member of the No Wave bands The Raybeats and 8 Eyed Spy and a long time member of the B-52s.

Shaker Barn Music: Double Hitter

Pittsfield, MA

July 21, 2018 7:30 PM - July 21, 2018

The Autumn Defense — longtime Wilco multi-instrumentalists John Stirratt and Pat Sansone — and singer-songwriters Heather Maloney and Johnny Irion team up for a night of music. 

Shakerfest

Pittsfield, MA

August 18, 2018

Anna and Elizabeth create a day of music, ballads, storytelling, harmony workshops and dance, musicians blend with the audience — with no backstage and a green room in a vast field for picnicking.  

Williams College Gospel Choir

Williams College

April 21, 2018 4:00 PM - April 21, 2018

The Williams College Gospel Choir welcomes the community to its 2018 Spring concert, Life, to welcome in the season of new beginnings. The concert is free and open to all, and all are welcome.

Night club and dance party

Greylock Works

April 21, 2018 8:00 PM

Greylock WORKS will host some local nightlife — DJ BFG will be spinning music within LJ McZawa’s immersive light wizardry until midnight, with immersive bass on the dance floor and a lounge serving signature cocktails and fresh food.

Ensemble Court-Circuit: Mirrored

Clark Art Institute

April 22, 2018 3:00 PM - April 22, 2018

The Paris-based ensemble presents a concert of Beethoven and Helmut Lachenmann. Performers include soloists Pierre Dutrieu, clarinet, Frédéric Baldassare, cello, and Jean-Marie Cottet, piano.

Williams Percussion Ensemble

Williams College

April 22, 2018 3:00 PM - April 22, 2018

WiPE presents Once Upon a Time the World Was Round, a program of music for small percussion instruments, found sounds, and voices.

Chinese Music Ensemble

Williams College

April 25, 2018 7:00 PM - April 25, 2018

The ensemble will perform traditional music with instruments like the pipa, erhu, dizi, zhongruan and zheng, and rarely performed classical music of the qin, the eclectic 7-string zither of the Chinese literati.

Cendrillon

Clark Art Institute

April 28, 2018 12:55 PM - April 28, 2018

Laurent Pelly directs the Met premiere of Massenet’s opera based on the Cinderella fairy tale. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role.

Zemog El Gallo Bueno

Mass MoCA

May 5, 2018 8:00 PM - May 5, 2018

A group of eleven New York City musicians and friends, Zemog El Gallo Bueno, adventures through 1930’s Puerto Rican street cries and laments, ’60s free jazz and ’70s New York salsa in an unstoppable dance party.

The Decemberists

Mass MoCA

June 15, 2018 8:00 PM - June 15, 2018

Lead vocalist and guitarist Meloy, guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query and drummer John Moen explore new approaches to making music and broaden their sonic range.

Grizzly Bear

Mass MoCA

June 16, 2018 8:00 PM - June 16, 2018

Celebrated indie rock act Grizzly Bear’s prog-rock-meets-chamber-pop sound won acclaim and helped to define a new wave of psychedelic-leaning sound. After a notable hiatus, the quartet is back touring.

Ray LaMontagne

Mass MoCA

June 29, 2018 7:00 PM - June 29, 2018

Ten years ago Ray LaMontagne released his first album, the start to a Grammy Award-winning, critically praised career. He performs tonight with pop icon Neko Case.

Courtney Barnett with Vagabon

Mass MoCA

July 12, 2018 8:00 PM - July 12, 2018

Courtney Barnett broke into the music scene and propelled herself from slinging drinks at a Melbourne bar to become an indie-rock  global sensation. She infuses her lyrics with a wit and wisdom and a driving guitar.

Blondie

Mass MoCA

August 3, 2018 7:00 PM - August 3, 2018

Blondie emerged out of nascent MTV as punk and new wave hit popular music. The band’s most recent album, Pollinator, was named one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017.

Party in the Park

North Adams

Annual summer concert series that is free and open the public.

BarN

Concert Venue

An intimate setting for acoustic music.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

North Adams

These concerts combine live music with the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket and let the sounds of music and water carry you away on a summer night.

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