The Northampton Arts Council is an 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.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Transperformance 30: LIVE AID, A Benefit Music Festival

TRANSPERFORMANCE 30: LIVE AID, A Benefit Music Festival

WHERE: Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitch, and Local Northampton Channel 12

WHEN: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020


Each year the Northampton Arts Council raises funds for arts enrichment in Northampton Public Schools. It’s time again for THE end-of-the-summer benefit music festival! On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Transperformance 30: LIVE AID will celebrate a global jukebox of solidarity while raising funds for arts enrichment programs in our schools. Your favorite local bands will transform into the same acts who graced the stages in London and Philadelphia at Live Aid 35 years ago such as Queen, Madonna, The Beach Boys, Pretenders, The Four Tops, Black Sabbath, Phil Collins, Judas Priest and more!

Unfortunately this year, due to COVID-19, we are not able to present Transperformance at the Pines Theater at Look Park in Florence. We will be live-streaming on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitch from The Workroom/Theater@33 Hawley. The lack of ticket and food sales revenue will really hamper our fund-raising efforts this year. Help us honor 30 years of bringing our community members together to support music and the arts by donating to this dynamic community event. Your generosity of $25, $50, $75, $100, or more enables us to continue this special musical tradition and furthers our mission of providing direct financial assistance for arts enrichment activities in the public schools and to local artists.



HEADLINE SPONSOR: UMassFive College Federal Credit Union

MEDIA SPONSORS: Northampton Open Media, Daily Hampshire Gazette, 93.9 the River, Hits 94.3, WHMP, Pure Oldies 96.9,NEPM, The Republican

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT: Massachusetts Cultural Council, City of Northampton, Northampton Arts Council, APE@Hawley

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