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.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Meltdown 2016: a festival for kids and their grown-ups!

Meltdown 2016: a festival for kids and their grown-ups!
Saturday, March 26, 2016. 10am-4pm.
Smith Vocational High School, Northampton

Yankee Candle93.9 the River and yc_village_stack_blackHits 94.3 proudly present Meltdown 2016, Saturday March 26thSmith Vocational High School,Northampton MA.
Three stages of music, authors, puppets and storytellers. A dance club. Petting zoo. Bounce house, circus, food court, vendors and so much more. And it’s all FREE!

Main Stage
The Main Stage room has plenty of space for dancing, tables for sitting and snacking, all our food vendors plus books, CDs and more!
Music from these performers: Latin Grammy-winning Mister G! Grammy-nominated Alastair Moock & FriendsThe Deedle Deedle DeesMoona LunaRatboy Jr. and Vered.
Readings from these children’s book authors/illustrators: Kelly LightAme DyckmanBob SheaMolly Burnham. And Jarrett’s Drawing Party with Nicole Tadgell and Anna Alter!

Craft Corner

Get crafty in the WEBS Craft Corner with a fun, FREE project – this year, make necklaces and bracelets with cork beads!

The Chill Room

Do you love puppets and stories? You’ll love the Chill Room! A day full of puppet shows and storytelling featuring Tom Knight PuppetsTalking Hands Theatre and Tom McCabe from Paintbox Theatre.

The Lounge

GSB-LOGO-RGB-8x2-600dpi-030316-222Get up close with small stage performances by Matt HeatonIn the Nick of TimeKB Whirly,  Sarah Aroesteand more!

The Meltdown Get Down Dance Party

Dance the day away in our kid friendly club where DJ Trumpy from Hits 94.3 spins pop hits and family friendly dance music!

The Gym

Watch the acrobatic circus performers from SHOW Circus Studio and New England Center for Circus Arts or just bounce in the bounce house! Check out the exotic animals from the Forest Park Zoo in the lobby!

Petting Farm

rivervalleycooplogoPresented by River Valley Coop and the Smith Vocational and Technical High School Future Farmers of America.
Meet all the animals in the barn! Pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys and more, and find out about how you can go to high school and learn to be a farmer!

Food Court

Enjoy fun and healthy treats from local vendors Cup and Top CafeBart’s Ice CreamHolyoke Hummus Co. and more in our Food Court!

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