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.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Transperformance Live Tribute Music Fundraiser Theme Announced

The Northampton Arts Council staff has deliberated with local musicians, past Transperformance hosts and other creatives to determine this year’s Transperformance theme. On Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 Transperformance 31: Unsung Heroes! will be live at Pines Theater of Look Park. We will celebrate the deep catalogue of performances with all the acts who have NEVER been featured before - underrepresented artists, underground legends, bands unfit for past themes and others we haven’t even thought of! Based on the Arts Council’s records, no one has ever covered AC/DC, Patti Smith, Willie Nelson, Thin Lizzy, Wilco, Harry Nilsson, CHIC, The Modern Lovers, Booker T. & The MG’s, Rush…. the list goes on!

Help us celebrate 31 years of bringing our community together to support music and the arts with Transperformance 31: Unsung Heroes! at Pines Theater, Look Park Florence, MA on Tuesday August 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

Last year we were not able to present Transperformance live in Pines Theater of Look Park. Instead, the event was live-streamed to social media and broadcast on public access television with the help of Northampton Open Media and all our dedicated performers and staff. We were still able to raise over $15,000 for arts enrichment activities in our community and the public schools specifically. If you missed it, don’t worry you can still watch Transperformance 30: Live Aid! Follow the link below to check it out:

What is Transperformance Live Tribute Music Fundraiser?

Each year in August the Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of Northampton’s public school system join forces to raise funds for arts enrichment in the schools and our community. THE end-of-the-summer live tribute music fundraiser is held at Pines Theater in Look Park. Local musicians are asked to play cover songs from specific bands that fall under an annual theme determined by the Northampton Arts Council. This is the 31st year of Transperformance; The first ever iteration was Woodstock: The Performance Peace, where local musicians covered bands and songs that were performed at Woodstock in 1969.

If you would like to add your support, please visit this page to donate by credit card, paypal, or check:

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