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, May 22, 2019

STRONG & Pleasant Music Festival 2019

WHAT: STRONG & Pleasant Music Festival
WHEN: June 6th-8th, 2019
WHERE: Venues across Downtown Northampton, MA

The first STRONG and Pleasant Music Festival will take place June 6th, 7th, and 8th in Downtown Northampton, MA, the heart of the Western Mass music scene. The three day event will feature over 40 acts in multiple venues, including The Sierra Grille (home of Reanimate the Bay State), Bishop's Lounge, The Dirty Truth, Progression Brewing Company, new venue Majestic Saloon, Le BonN’ton and a few surprises TBA. Downtown Northampton businesses, ranging from boutiques to bars, breweries to restaurants, form the backdrop of this grassroots music festival which celebrates the powerful, original music scene that is Western Massachusetts.

STRONG and Pleasant is in celebration of the streets in Western Mass that have held down local original live music, Strong Avenue and Pleasant Street in Northampton MA. The STRONG and Pleasant Music Festival is created In the spirit of the original Northampton Music Festival, created by beloved late promoter Donal B. Rooke, who passed in December 2018. The weekend's lineup is stacked with an abundance of Western Mass music and regional talent hailing from Canada, Boston and New York, all converging in Downtown Northampton MA.

We celebrate art, we celebrate community, we celebrate PRIDE.
Let’s start a new tradition of celebrating our music!

Featuring a strong and pleasant dose of Western MASS Music:
Trailer Park
The Mary Jane Jones
Lady Moon & The Eclipse
The Medicinal Purpose
W/ Beau Sasser
Creamery Station
Workman Song
Tidwell's Treasure
Mamma's Marmalade
Eric Lee & CO.
The Brood
Sweet Lightning
Nate Martel Music
Rhythm Incorporated
Lush Honey
Rhythm Incorporated
Ruby Lou
Old Flame
Humble Digs
Mad Habits
Kimaya Diggs Music
The Greys
Jon Solo
Glass Planets
Revenant Sea
The Embers
Mark Schwaber
Seth Newton
Mike Moore
Jo Sallins
Keep an eye on for Full Schedule

3 Day Pass (Thu 6/6, Fri 6/7, Sat 6/8) ~ $40
2 Day Pass (Fri 6/7, Sat 6/8) ~ $30
Single Day Passes will be available at any of the event locations.

STRONG and Pleasant is made possible with the support of our sponsors PRIA Music Marketing, HampGrown, Famtasia Family, FestiQuest, Mana Festival, Fitzwilly's Restaurant, Roots Renegade Promotions, Valley Free Radio, and our venues The Sierra Grille aka Reanimate the Bay State, Bishop's Lounge, Le BonNton, The Dirty Truth, The Majestic Saloon, and Progression Brewing Company.

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