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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Northampton Summer Concert Series 2016


The Northampton Arts Council is proud to present the 2016 Northampton Summer Concert Series. This year we will be showcasing the best music from the pioneer valley alongside top notch touring acts while bringing together the local community to enjoy the many benefits of our picturesque downtown.

Performances will be held in the heart of downtown Northampton on the Hampshire County Courthouse lawn over FIVE FRIDAY evenings starting July 22nd and running through August 19th. All concerts start at 6:00 PM, are FREE and open to the public, and run until 8:00 PM. This year’s lineup will include locals The Fawns, Outer Stylie, Drunk Stuntmen, Wocky, Carinae, Izy Coffey and Ray Mason Band alongside regional acts like Boston’s the Blue Ribbons, the Cocek! Brass Band, and House of Waters from New York City. Come join us as we celebrate our incredible local music scene!


Headline Sponsors: DNA, Tea Guys

What: Northampton Summer Concert Series
Where: Hampshire County Courthouse lawn

[Rain Location: WWII Club on Conz Street]

How Much: FREE---bring cash for local vendors

Activities for Kids: Visit A2Z Science & Learning Store’s KidsZone for fun activities outside during the concert. The A2Z Yo-Yo Team will also be on hand on July 29, Aug 12, and Aug 19.

When & Who: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday July 22nd - Blue Ribbons, Izy Coffey
Friday July 29th - Outer Stylie, Ray Mason Band 
(A2Z Yo-Yo Team)
Friday Aug 5th - Wocky, Carinae
Friday Aug 12th - Cocek! Brass Band, The Fawns 
(A2Z Yo-Yo Team)
Friday Aug 19th - Drunk Stuntmen, House of Waters 
(A2Z Yo-Yo Team)
July 22: Blue Ribbons - 2015 Boston Music Award Winners
July 22: Izy Coffey
July 29: Outer Stylie
July 29: Ray Mason
August 5: Wocky
August 5: Carinae

August 12: Cocek! Brass Band


August 12: The Fawn
August 19: Drunk Stuntmen



August 19: House of Waters
Support Sponsors: A2Z Science and Learning Store, Coca-Cola, Florence Bank, WRSI 93.9/101.5 the River, The Valley Advocate, Whole Foods
Stage Sponsors: Smith College, The Vault, Dadmun Design + Construction
Co-presented by: Hampshire Power
Organizational Sponsors: City of Northampton, Massachusetts Cultural Council


Thank you to our Northampton Summer Concert Series 2016 Sponsors
Our mission is to showcase the best music from the pioneer valley alongside top notch touring acts while bringing together the local community to enjoy the many benefits of our picturesque downtown. Outdoor concerts on summer nights in downtown Northampton is a tradition that dates back to the 1970’s. Since that time Northampton has been fertile ground for producing unique original music, often renowned on the national level. The lineup for the 2016 series reflects this trend and will expose these acts of varying age & style to each other and the community at large. This year, the Northampton Arts Council is producing the series in what promises to be its best year yet! Performances are held on Friday nights on the Hampshire County Courthouse lawn in the heart of downtown Northampton from 6:00-8:00 PM. We look forward to seeing you there.


Northampton Summer Concert Series 2016

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