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.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Transperformance 29: Lookstock, A Benefit Music Festival

Poster Art by Arnold Skolnick

Transperformance 29: Lookstock presented by The Northampton Arts Council

Transperformance 29: Lookstock, A Benefit Music Festival

Pines Theater, Look Park Florence, MA 01062

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:30-9:30 PM - Venue opens at 3:00 PM

Online -
Local - State Street Fruit Store Northampton / Cooper’s Corner Florence / AJ Hastings Amherst
Day of - At the entrance to Pines Theater starting at 3:00 PM
Pre-sale Cost - Adults 13+ $10; Seniors 65+/Veterans $8; Kids 12 & under $5.
No refunds/No exchanges (A portion of the proceeds support arts enrichment programs in the Public Schools of Northampton, Leeds, and Florence)

Wednesday, August 21 at Pines Theater, Look Park

The Northampton Arts Council presents Transperformance 29: Lookstock Each year the Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of Northampton’s public-school system join forces to raise funds for arts enrichment. It’s time again to celebrate our community and the arts with THE end-of-the-summer benefit music festival at Pines Theater-Look Park. TRANSPERFORMANCE 29: LOOKSTOCK will celebrate peace, love, and music while raising funds for arts enrichment programs in the public schools. Your favorite local bands will transform into the same acts who graced the stage at Woodstock 50 years ago!

Featured Lookstock artists include:
4:30-4:50 - NCMC Student Rock Bands
5:00-5:15 - Philip Price as Tim Hardin
5:15-5:30 - Sunburned Hand of the Man as Canned Heat
5:30-5:45 - Bunnies as Quill
5:45-6:00 - Annie Patterson as Joan Baez
6:00-6:15 - Isabella DeHerdt  as Janis Joplin
6:15-6:30 - Donut Kings as Sha Na Na
6:30-6:45 - CRRUD as Creedence Clearwater Revival
6:45-7:00 - Lonesome Brothers as The Band
7:00-7:15 - Young @ Heart as Richie Havens and Joe Cocker
7:15-7:30 - Kimaya Diggs as CSNY
7:30-7:45 - Jon Carroll & BraveSoul as Sly & The Family Stone
7:45-8:00 - Page 6 as The Who
8:00-8:15 - Eric Olsson Band as Blood, Sweat and Tears
8:15-8:30 - gundy+MCB as The Grateful Dead
8:30-8:45 - Zip Cody as Johnny Winter
8:45-9:00 - King Radio as John B Sebastian
9:00-9:15 - Kate Lorenz & The Constellations as Jefferson Airplane
9:15-9:30 - Outer Stylie as Jimi Hendrix

Transperformance Kids Stage featuring:
4:50-5:00 - In the Nick of time
5:25-5:30 - Snackbeard
5:40-5:45 - In the Nick of Time
5:55-6:00 - Xtine as Arlo
6:10-6:15 - A2Z Yo Yo Team
6:25-6:30 - In the Nick of Time
6:40-6:45 - A2Z Yo Yo Team
6:55-7:00 - Nick of Time
7:10-7:15 - A2Z Yo Yo Team
7:25-7:30 - A2Z Yo Yo Team

Food will be available from La Veracruzana, Bart’s Homemade Ice Cream, and other local pizza restaurants including Joe's, Roberto's, Pizza Amore, and others.

No pets, no coolers, and no beverages please. Look Park charges a $10 special events vehicle entry fee for all vehicles without season passes.

The original concept for Transperformance was for local bands to take on the persona of another established, nationally recognized act and perform, or “Transperform,” their bands’ style. The acts that are chosen are done thematically, such as Transperformance 22: “Food Groups” (Heather Maloney as Amy Winehouse) or Transperformance 17: “Color By Numbers” (Primate Fiasco as Pink Floyd) or Transperformance 23: “Beyond Bob” (Rusty Belle as Bob Dylan). Over the years Transperformance has evolved and tribute style performances have become acceptable, if not the norm.

Arnold Skolnick

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Media Sponsors: Daily Hampshire Gazette, 93.9 the River, Hits 94.3, WHMP, Pure Oldies 96.9, NEPR, The Republican
Organizational Support: Massachusetts Cultural Council, City of Northampton, Northampton Arts Council

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