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 25, 2017

SPARE THE ROCK with Dan Zanes! Four Sundays in February

Sponsored by Smith College
Sponsored by Smith College

When: Sunday, February 19 – 2:00PM, Doors Open at 1:30PM
Where: Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060
Ticket Outlet:
Academy of Music Theatre Box Office -
How Much:
Advance - $15 Adults, $10 Senior 65+/Students/Veterans w/ID, $5 Kids 12 & Under
Day of at door - $17 Adults, $12 Senior 65+/Students/Veterans w/ID, $7 Kids 12 & Under

Join the Northampton Arts Council as we welcome home the nationally syndicated N.P.R. show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child Live! The Valley Grown radio show for kids and their grownups has been the soundtrack to thousands of families’ Saturday morning for ten years and counting. The popular Saturday morning program will crawl out of your radio and on to the Academy of Music Stage. Show creator and former Florence resident Bill Childs will host the hugely popular show featuring a live performance by Grammy Award Winning Children’s Music Artist Dan Zanes.

Spare the Rock got its’ start right here in Northampton at Valley Free Radio and quickly became a hit before moving to WRSI-the River. Now the popular show is broadcast to a dozen stations nationwide. Come and be part of this hometown tribute live onstage at the Academy of Music. This event will also celebrate the release of “Let all The Children Boogie” a tribute to David Bowie on Spare the Rock Records with all CD proceeds going to the It Gets Better Project.

Sing-along with live featured performers:
Dan Zanes, The Deedle Deedle Dees, Lord Russ, The Stuntmen, Abbie Morin, Henning Ohlenbusch, Katie Ha Ha Ha, Calvin the Really Big Puppet and modern Yo-Yo skills by Eric Koloski and the A2Z Science & Learning Store.

Four Sundays in February 2017 Schedule

Series Sponsors: Gravity Switch, Lathrop Communities, Off The Map Tattoo
Media Sponsors: Daily Hampshire Gazette, WRSI - 93.9 The River, New England Public Radio, WGBY Public Television, Northampton Community Television, WMUA 91.1 FM, / The Republican, The Valley Advocate / Preview Massachusetts
Organizational Support: Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Northampton
Four Sundays in February/KidsBestFest-YouthFilm are produced by the Northampton Arts Council
KidsBestBest-YouthFilm ‘17 is co-presented by the Academy of Music Theatre
Portions of the proceeds for all shows benefit the 2017 ArtsEZ Grant Round administered by the Northampton Arts Council.

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