The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Retro-Raffle at RETROFAIRE: Win a Fender Vaporizer Guitar Amp!

What is it -- Raffle for a Fender Vaporizer Guitar Amp ($400 Value, donated by Downtown Sounds)
When is the Raffle Drawing -- Saturday September 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Where is the Raffle Drawing -- Northampton Jazz Festival on the Main Stage
How much does a Raffle Ticket cost -- $10
What are my chances -- We only printed 200 tickets
Where can I get a Raffle Ticket -- Downtown Sounds, 21 Pleasant Street, Northampton or email arts@northamptonma.gov or from one of our board members at Transperformance or at RETROFAIRE.

The Fender Vaporizer Amp can be yours for the cost of a $10.00 raffle ticket, and all raffle proceeds benefit the Northampton Arts Council’s BJ Goodwin Grant. Get your tickets at Downtown Sounds or online by clicking buy it now above. Then show up at the Northampton Jazzfest on September 12 for the live drawing. Your must be present at the time of drawing to win.


Featuring a mid-century bow-tie grille and bright retro colors, the Fender Vaporizer Amp is the kind of gem you’d expect to uncover in a dusty pawnshop. Surprisingly this amp is brand new and its’ style is surpassed only by its sound. Two input jacks  makes this amp equally equipped for playing Buddy Holly or The Ramones. If you want a psychedelic feel turn the reverb all the way up to produce far-out sounds worthy of the Vaporizer’s space age style.


The Vaporizer hosts two inputs (normal and bright), simple controls for Volume, tone and reverb. These features makes this amp equally equipped for playing Buddy Holly or The Ramones. The reverb control creates full, wet reverb for moody "late-night" vibe and approximates the sound of playing in a tunnel, and the single-button "wedge" footswitch is used for selecting "vaporizer mode,” which bypasses volume and tone controls for full-strength overload.