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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Really Big Gong Show - Four Sundays in February Event #4

Really Big Gong Show

Sponsored by Fitzwillys 

Four Sundays in February Event #4
When: Sunday February 22  – 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+ & Students/$5 Kids 12 & Under
Day of at door - $12 Adults/$10 Senior 65+ & Students/$7 Kids 12 & Under

Ticket Outlet: 
Academy of Music Theatre Box Office -


Showcasing the best local talent in the Valley’s favorite variety show at the communities’ most beloved theater. 

Phil Straub of 93.9 The River will entertain as the “Chill Side” of Ed Sullivan with the Really Big Show orchestra led Jim Armenti. 

Western Massachusetts’ very own World Championship Yo-Yo Team will be on hand. Live performances by Lou Barlow of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr., the Defenastrators (featuring father-son duo Khalif and Charles Neville.) Charles and Khalif will also be interviewed on a live segment of “Fools Be Known” (an NCTV public access interview show featuring Gabe Bernini of Lux Deluxe and his co-host Jack Haller.) 

After Intermission prepare for the Gong Show hosted by Steve Westfield of the Pajama Slave Dancers. The Crescent Dancers will mystify with snake and sword and Lord Russ will make an appearance as Elvis. An upright bass Quartet, the comedic stylings of Seth Lepore, talented pets that sing, win prizes, see your friends and loved ones display their talents, comedy, drama, Pajama Slave Dancers, a Gong! Enjoy witty quips by our celebrity judge panel featuring Michael Kusek, Ray Hershel of WGGB News 40, and Monte Belmonte.

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