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 14, 2017

Transperformance 27: Rock n Roll Heaven Revisited

Each year in August the Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of Northampton’s public school system join forces to raise funds for arts enrichment in the schools and for the ArtsEZ grant program. Once again, on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 it’s time to celebrate our community and the arts with Transperformance 27: Rock N Roll Heaven Revisited, THE end-of-the-summer music festival at Pines Theater-Look Park.

The original concept for Transperformance was for local bands to take on a persona of another established nationally recognized act and perform or “Transperform” their bands’ style. The acts that are chosen are done thematically, such as Transperformance 22 “Food Groups” (Heather Maloney as Amy Winehouse) or Transperformance 24 “Off the Map” (Colorway as Boston) or Transperformance 23 “Beyond Bob” (Rusty Belle as Bob Dylan). Over the years Transperformance has evolved and tribute style performances have become acceptable if not the norm.

Back in 1994, The Northampton Arts Council presented Transperformance-Rock N Roll Heaven as the theme. After recently losing so many legendary performers and artists, Transperformance 27 will celebrate their lives with this year’s theme, “Rock N Roll Heaven Revisited!” Local acts will perform 10 minutes of material from the many legends who have passed away in the last 23 years. Legends can be anything from Chuck Berry to Johnny Cash or from Michael Jackson to Sharon Jones. Come celebrate 27 years of bringing our community members together to support music and the arts!
What: Transperformance 27: Rock N Roll Heaven Revisited!
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:00-9:30pm
How Much:
Adults 13+ $10
Seniors 65+ & Veterans $8
Kids 12 & under $5

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Rain Date: Wednesday, August 23 at Pines Theater, Look Park
Rain Predicated Both Days: Tuesday, August 22 at John M Green Hall, Smith College


1: 4:05 - 4:15 Northampton Community Music Center Summer Rock Band Camp
2: 4:20 - 4:30 Golden Bird as Sonny & Cher
3: 4:35 - 4:45 Dan Daniels as Guy Clark
4: 4:50 - 5:00 Florence Community Band as Ray Charles
5: 5:05 - 5:15 Donut Kings as Screaming Lord Sutch
6: 5:20 - 5:30 Jerks on the Loose as The Roches
7: 5:35 - 5:45 Glad Machine as Stone Temple Pilots
8: 5:50 - 6:00 Jon Carroll & BraveSoul as Robert Palmer
9: 6:05 - 6:15 Appalachian Still as J. Geils Band
10: 6:20 - 6:30 Tag Sale Jr. as Ramones
11: 6:35 - 6:45 And The Neighbors with Fancy Trash as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
12: 6:50 - 7:00 Family Davis Jr. as Amy Winehouse
13: 7:05 - 7:15 The Mary Jane Jones as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
14: 7:20 - 7:30 Miranda Brown as Townes Van Zandt
15: 7:35 - 7:45 Mikey Sweet as Leonard Cohen
16: 7:50 - 8:00 Lonesome Brothers as Merle Haggard
17: 8:05 - 8:15 Winterpills as George Harrison
18: 8:20 - 8:30 Zip Cody as Ronnie James Dio
19: 8:35 - 8:45 Colorway as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
20: 8:50 - 9:00 Soul Magnets as Earth, Wind & Fire
21: 9:05 - 9:15 King Radio as The Zombies
22: 9:20 - 9:30 Workman Song as Nirvana
23: 9:30 - 9:40 Outer Stylie as Soundgarden




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