The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Transperformance XXIII: Beyond Bob

Transperformance XXIII -- Beyond Bob:Hamp’s Annual End of Summer Music Festival

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 • 4:00-9:30 PM Pines Theater, Look Park

It’s time to celebrate our community and the arts with Transperformance, featuring “Beyond Bob,” at THE end-of-summer bash!  Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Bobby Darin, and Roberta Flack will be just a few of the Bobs who will be covered by local musicians this summer in Northampton.  It was 23 years ago that the Northampton Arts Council created the first Transperformance, Woodstock: The Performance Peace.  It’s a tradition that we hope will continue for many years to come. This year will be the last year with Bob Cilman at the helm. His retirement from the Arts Council begins two weeks after the show.

Check out this amazing line-up of local talent:
·       The Self Righteous Brothers as Robert Johnson and Robert Nighthawk Jr.
·       Zip Cody as Bob Seger
·       Colorway with Tom Sturm as Cheap Trick (Robin Zander)
·       Page Six as Robert Palmer
·       The Midnight Gramblers as The Band (Robbie Robertson)
·       Dave Houghton and Friends as the Grateful Dead (Bob Weir)
·       Rusty Belle as Bob Dylan (‘60s)
·       Evelyn Harris as Roberta Flack
·       Philip Price as Robert Goulet
·       Eric Olsson as Bobby Darin
·       Trailer Park and the Lonesome Brothers as Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
·       Heather Maloney as Joni Mitchell (Roberta Anderson)
·       Clare Higgins and Laura Curran as The Bobs
·       Young@Heart as Bob Dylan (‘70s)
·       Lux Deluxe as Devo (Bob Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale)
·       Lord Russ and Friends as The Cure (Robert Smith)
·       The Original Drunk Stuntmen Lineup as Led Zeppelin (Robert Plant)
·       Michelle Brooks as R Kelly (Robert Kelly)
·       Toussaint the Liberator as Bob Marley
·       Unicorn with Tom Pappalardo as The Replacements (Bob Stinson)
·       King Radio as School House Rocks (Bob Dorough)
·       Vesuveo as Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle)
·       Expandable Brass Band as Miscellaneous Bobs
·       AstroBeast as Dread Pirate Roberts/ Robert Louis Stevenson

Your Hosts:
·       Julie Waggoner as Bob the Builder
·       Kelsey Flynn as Bob Barker
·       Johnny Memphis as Bob Newhart
·       Monte Belmonte as Bob Hope, Bob Denver and Bob Ross

·       Leo T. Baldwin as Robert De Niro and Robert Burns

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 • 4:00-9:30 PM Pines Theater, Look Park
Food available from La Veracruzana, Bart’s Homemade and other local restaurants.
No Pets, No Coolers and No Beverages please, per request of Look Park.
Rain Date: Wednesday, August 28th @ Pines Theater Look Park
If rain predicted for both days: Tuesday August 27th @ Northampton High School 

Sound - Dan Richardson
Lights - Theatrix
Poster Design – Alison Wood

Adults - $10 at the door; Seniors 65 & Over - $5; Kids 12 & Under - $3
No refunds/No exchanges

Look Park charges a $5 special events vehicle entry fee for all vehicles without season passes.
Sponsored by Northampton Arts Council, FACES, Gravity Switch, Florence Savings Bank, Valley Advocate, 93.9 The River, City of Northampton, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Proceeds Support Arts Enrichment Programs in Northampton's Public Schools & the local Community

Each summer the Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of Northampton’s public schools join forces in August to raise funds for arts enrichment in the schools and the ArtsEZ spring grant program.  Each elementary school, J.F.K. Middle School and Northampton High School will receive funds raised from Transperformance.  Your support for this event will help keep art alive in the public schools and in the community.

Last year’s benefit, Transperformance 22: Food Groups, provided $1,200 to each school due in part to the dollars raised by donors like you.  The money goes towards great projects in our local schools.  We also raised an additional $15,000 that was just recently distributed in our Spring Arts EZ round of grants to artists, schools, and small art organizations.


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