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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Transperformance 31 Unsung Heroes

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. 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!

If you would like to buy tickets right now please visit:

Tickets are available in person at State Street Fruit Store in Northampton, Cooper’s Corner in Florence, and AJ Hastings in Amherst (no fees).

Ticket Prices:

Adults 13 years and older: $11

Seniors 65 years and older: $9

Children 12 years and younger: $6

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Food will be available from Bueno y Sano, Barts Homemade Ice Cream, Ginger Love Cafe, and other local pizza restaurants including Joe's Cafe, Roberto's, Pizza Amore, and others. Per request of Look Park: No Pets, no Coolers and no Beverages please. Look Park charges a $10 special events vehicle entry fee for all vehicles without season passes.

What is Transperformance Live Tribute Music Fundraiser?

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 in the schools and our community. 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. A portion of the proceeds support arts enrichment programs in the Public Schools of Northampton, Leeds, and Florence.

Headline Gold Sponsor: The City of Northampton and Cornucopia Foods

Media Sponsors: 93.9 & 101.5 FM The River, Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican/MassLive, New England Public Radio, Northampton Open Media

Stage Bronze Sponsors: Delap Real Estate, A2Z Science & Learning Store, Eastside Grill

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