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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Four Sundays in February Event #5

Brought to you in part by: Cooley Dickinson Medical Group

When: Sunday February 28 – 2:00PM, Doors Open at 1:30PM
Where: Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060
How Much: 
ADVANCE - $10 Adults, $8 Senior 65+/Veterans, $5 Children 12&Under
DAY AT DOOR - $12 Adults, $10 Senior 65+/Veterans, $7 Children 12&Under

Ticket Outlets:  Academy of Music Theatre Box OfficeState Street Fruit Store in NorthamptonCooper’s Corner in FlorenceA.J. Hastings in Amherst

A showcase of the BEST local talent at the Valley’s FAVORITE variety show in the Pioneer Valley’s MOST BELOVED theatre!

Part I: Dr. K’s Roadside Storytime sets the stage for the Really Big Gong Show this year, stitching the written word of late legend Kurt Vonnegut and others into a show-and-tell medley of local performers, featuring also original compositions by Phish drummer, Jon Fishman.

Part II: Steve Westfield of the Pajama Slave Dancers hosts the Gong Show with music from the Really Big Show orchestra led by Jim Armenti. Appearances from the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought, Peter Blanchette of the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra, fiddler Zoƫ Darrow and a variety of surprise performers. Enjoy witty quips by our celebrity judge panel featuring comedian Pam Victor, Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper, WRSI - 93.9 The River radio personality Monte Belmonte. Win prizes! See your friends and loved ones display their talents! What celebrities will be featured this year? Will they get gonged off stage?

The Really Big Gong Show is possible due to support from our sponsors

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