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, August 26, 2016

Transperformance 26: Labor Party! Music Benefit

Each year on the last Tuesday 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 the ArtsEZ grant program.

Once again, on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 it’s time to celebrate our community and the arts with Transperformance 26: Labor Party! everyone's favorite benefit music festival at Pines Theater in Look Park. Local musicians will choose an artist that is related to a job, occupation, or type of work (Scroll down for Lineup.) 
Performers are encouraged to impersonate the band or occupation from the bands that they Transperform. Local celebrities will host the event as characters from Office Space or The Office, Steve Jobs, Rosie the Riveter, and other notable work related characters. Come celebrate 26 years of bringing our community members together to support music and the arts!

What: Transperformance 26: Labor Party! Benefit Music Festival
When: Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 4:00-9:30pm

Where: Pines Theater-Look Park, 300 N Main Street Florence, MA 01062

How Much:
Adults 13+ $10
Seniors 65+ & Veterans $8
Kids 12 & under $5

Day off at Pines Theater Box Office starting at 3:00PM

In person pre-sale@
State Street Fruit Store-Northampton
Cooper's Corner-Florence
AJ Hastings-Amherst

4:05 Queen + Radiohead starring NCMC BANDS 1+2 
4:20 Primus starring JESSE STERLING HARRISON 
4:35 Bonnie Prince Billy starring ADAM DUNETZ
4:50 The Replacements starring THEE ARCADIANS 
5:03 Sam Cooke starring JASON BOURGEOIS
5:08 The Meat Puppets starring GOLDWATER THE SECOND 5:23 Dr. John starring MISTER G
5:38 Johnny Paycheck starring ZIP CODY
5:53 The Boss starring MIKEY SWEET
6:08 The Waitresses starring WISHBONE ZÖE
6:23 Red House Painter starring PHILIP PRICE
6:38 The Highwaymen starring FANCY TRASH
6:53 Drunk Stuntmen starring LONESOME BROTHERS 
7:08 The Smiths starring MARY JANE JONES BAND 
7:38 Men At Work starring KING RADIO 
7:53 Foo Fighters starring COLORWAY 
8:05 The Pretenders starring THE FAWNS 
8:20 Talking Heads starring OUTER STYLIE 
8:35 The Police starring PAGE SIX
8:50 Prince starring SOUL MAGNETS

Rain Date: Wednesday, August 31st at Pines Theater, Look Park

Rain Predicted Both Days: Tuesday, August 30 at John M Green Hall, Smith College

Food will be available from La Veracruzana, Bart’s Homemade, and other local pizza restaurants. No pets, no coolers and no beverages please, per request of Look Park. Look Park charges a $5 special events vehicle entry fee for all vehicles without season passes. No refunds/exchanges.




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

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