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, June 2, 2022

Performance 32 Live Tribute Music Fundraiser Theme Announced

Performance 32 Live Tribute Music Fundraiser Theme Announced

The Northampton Arts Council staff has deliberated with local musicians, past hosts and other creatives to determine this year’s theme.

On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 Performance 32: Nevermind “the 90s” will be live at Pines Theater of Look Park. We will celebrate this iconic decade of sound which brought us both the explosion of grunge and the golden era of hip hop. From Nirvana to Nas, Snoop Dogg to Sonic Youth, Pavement to Public Enemy…. the list goes on! 

Please email us your ideas about what artist or band you would like to perform as. Sending us multiple choices is always helpful. The lineup will be announced Wednesday July 6th.

Help us celebrate 32 years of bringing our community together to support music and the arts with Performance 32: Nevermind “the 90s”! at Pines Theater, Look Park Florence, MA on Tuesday August 23, 2022 from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

Get your tickets here:

In 2020 we were not able to present our show live at the 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 Performance 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 our 32nd year; 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:

We couldn't present these shows without our sponsors:

Headline Gold Sponsor: City of Northampton

Silver Stage Sponsor: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Bronze Stage Sponsors: Greenfield Savings Bank, Marisa Labozzetta and Martin Wohl

Media Sponsors: 93.9 & 101.5 FM The RiverDaily Hampshire GazetteThe Republican/MassLiveNew England Public MediaNorthampton Open Media

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