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, July 17, 2019

Northampton Summer Park Series 2019

Artwork by Nate Duval

Northampton Arts Council presents 

Summer Park Series 2019 

Come out to enjoy long summer nights in Downtown Northampton with free live music in Pulaski Park! The Northampton Arts Council, in its fourth year of presenting concerts in the Park, continues a long-held musical tradition that dates back to the 1970's. Join us and many of your friends and neighbors for live music and dancing in our beautifully renovated Park in the heart of Downtown Northampton.

We will present five live concerts on Friday evenings, live vinyl only dj starts at 4:00pm, with the bands starting around 6:00pm. Salsa Dancing will take place on two select Saturday evenings, each Salsa night begins with free instruction and live dance performances (see detailed schedule below.) The second evening of Salsa on Saturday August 17th will be accompanied with the live salsa band Komboloko performing a Willie Colón & Rubén Blades Tribute.

All events will take place in Pulaski Park and admission is free for all!


Friday June 21st at 4:00-8pm Soul Magnets w/ DJ Studebaker Hawk

Friday June 28th at 4:00-8pm Green River Festival presents Birds of Chicago w/ DJ Hot Foot

Friday July 5th at 4:00-8pm Sunburned Hand of the Man w/ DJ Krefting & DJ Ian St George

Friday July 12th at 4:00-7:30pm Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op presents Ex-Temper and Behold! True Believers w/ DJ Just Joan; Dj starts at 4:00pm, Ex-Temper at 5:30pm, Behold! at 6:30pm.

Saturday July 13th at 6:00-8:30pm Salsa in the Park hosted by DJ Roger Jr. featuring Dj Qremoso & Dj Gilberto Chico Jimenez. Dance instruction by Latin Wildfire Dance Company and Nector Garcia.

Friday July 19th at 5:00-7:30pm Northampton Jazz Festival Presents Samirah Evans & Isosceles Groove w/ DJ Ron Freshley

Saturday August 17th at 6:00-8:30pm Live Salsa in the Park w/ Salsa Band KomboLoko performing a Willie Colón & Rubén Blades Tribute hosted by DJ Roger Jr. featuring Dj Qremoso & Dj Gilberto Chico Jimenez. Dance instruction by Latin Wildfire Dance Company and Nector Garcia.

Our mission is to showcase the best music from the pioneer valley alongside top notch touring acts while bringing together the local community to enjoy the many benefits of our picturesque downtown. Outdoor concerts on summer nights in downtown Northampton is a tradition that dates back to the 1970s. Since that time, Northampton has been fertile ground for producing unique original music, often renowned on the national level. The lineup for the 2019 series reflects this trend and will showcase acts of varying age & style to each other and the community at large. This year, the Northampton Arts Council is producing the summer series in what promises to be the best summer yet!

Headline Sponsors:
The City of Northampton, Boston Solar

Media Sponsors:
Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican/MassLive, New England Public Radio

Support Sponsors:
River Valley Co-op, Green River Festival, Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op, Northampton Jazz Festival

Stage Sponsors:
Lathrop Communities, Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors, Sylvester's Restaurant, Roberto's Restaurant, UMASS Five College Federal Credit Union, National Grid

Organizational Sponsor:
Massachusetts Cultural Council

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