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.

Monday, February 27, 2023

Backporch Festival

We're excited to help bring back the Back Porch Festival in a new expanded format featuring dozens of bands playing in eight venues in downtown Northampton over three days. For the first time, Signature Sounds will be offering a full festival pass with one admission price to all Back Porch events throughout the weekend. It will be a magical weekend of American roots music, with performers from across the US converging on Northampton.

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Headliners include Watchhouse, Molly Tuttle, Chatham Rabbits, Willi Carslile, Jake Blount, Nora Brown, Sunny War, Po Ramblin Boys, Gaslight Tinkers, Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, Cedric Burnside and more.

Additional performances featuring Fancy Trash, Sandy Bailey, Lonesome Brothers, Wallace Field, Mikey Sweet, Ruby Lou, The Claudia Malibu, Sweet Lightning, Steve Westfield Slow Band, Thrasher Wheat, Lisa Bastoni, Swinging Steaks, Hidden Skyline, Terry Flood and more.


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