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 14, 2020

Transperformance 30: LIVE AID, A Benefit Music Festival

TRANSPERFORMANCE 30: LIVE AID, A Benefit Music Festival

WHERE: Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitch, and Local Northampton Channel 12

WHEN: Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, 5:00PM - 9:00PM


Each year the Northampton Arts Council raises funds for arts enrichment in Northampton Public Schools. It’s time again for THE end-of-the-summer benefit music festival! On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Transperformance 30: LIVE AID will celebrate a global jukebox of solidarity while raising funds for arts enrichment programs in our schools. Your favorite local bands will transform into the same acts who graced the stages in London and Philadelphia at Live Aid 35 years ago such as Queen, Madonna, The Beach Boys, Pretenders, The Four Tops, Black Sabbath, Phil Collins, Judas Priest and more!

Unfortunately this year, due to COVID-19, we are not able to present Transperformance at the Pines Theater at Look Park in Florence. We will be live-streaming on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitch from The Workroom/Theater@33 Hawley. The lack of ticket and food sales revenue will really hamper our fund-raising efforts this year. Help us honor 30 years of bringing our community members together to support music and the arts by donating to this dynamic community event. Your generosity of $25, $50, $75, $100, or more enables us to continue this special musical tradition and furthers our mission of providing direct financial assistance for arts enrichment activities in the public schools and to local artists.

Pajama Slave Dancers as Black Sabbath
Kalliope Jones as Queen
King Radio as The Beach Boys
BUNNIES as Bryan Ferry and David Gilmour
The Mary Jane Jones as Patti LaBelle
Lonesome Brothers as Bob Dylan
Toney Sea as The Pretenders
The Wildcat O'Halloran Band as George Thorogood
Eric Olsson Band as The Police
Driving Wheel as Hall & Oates
Bigger Stars as Judas Priest
The Mistress Miriam Show as Madonna
The O-Tones as The Four Tops
gundy + Magic Carpet Band as Duran Duran
Jesse S Harrison as Eric Clapton
Appalachian Still as The Hooters
Donut Kings as The Boomtown Rats
Dez Roy as Phil Collins



HEADLINE SPONSOR: UMassFive College Federal Credit Union

MEDIA SPONSORS: Northampton Open Media, Daily Hampshire Gazette, 93.9 the River, Hits 94.3, WHMP, Pure Oldies 96.9,NEPM, The Republican, New England Public Media

ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT: Massachusetts Cultural Council, City of Northampton, Northampton Arts Council, APE@Hawley

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