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23 June 2015

Solid Sound Vendors

We have some amazing food options this year at Solid Sound. Including a mix of Solid Sound veterans and new vendors selling everything from Mexican dishes and oven wood-fire pizza to vegetarian and vegan selections. There is something for everyone.  

23 June 2015

King Sunny Ade cancellation

We regret to announce that because of US State Department Visa issues, King Sunny Ade must cancel his performance at the Solid Sound Festival festival this Sunday (as well as numerous other US dates). A worldwide computer system breakdown within The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs has left the US Consulates unable to issue […]

23 June 2015

Solid Sound Map

(Click for larger image) Though many of you may have been to Solid Sound before, we know there are some that have not. For both returners and newcomers, we present the Solid Sound 2015 Map. If you are interested in a map of the greater area surrounding the festival, that can be found here. See you this […]

19 June 2015

Fewer than 200 3-day passes remain

  Get them while you can.

18 June 2015

Every Other Summer out now

  Every Other Summer, a full-length documentary film about Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival, is available to buy or rent now via Vimeo On Demand. Directed by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty of Trixie Films and shot in 2013, it documents the Chicago band’s three-day music and arts gathering that takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams, […]

15 June 2015

Solid Sound Express - SOLD OUT

All tickets for the Solid Sound Express between NYC and MASS MoCA are officially SOLD OUT. If you purchased a ticket you will be contacted directly regarding pick up times/locations.

11 June 2015

2015 Solid Sound schedule reveal

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11 June 2015

Drumming with Glenn Kotche at Solid Sound

  On Saturday, June 27, 50 Solid Sound Festival attendees* will have the chance to make a prepared drumhead with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and then perform with Kotche on Sunday, June 28 in the world-premiere of The Immortal Flux, a new composition (for drumkit and prepared head orchestra) written by Glenn and commissioned by D’Addario for […]

11 June 2015

The Show Sherpa - SOLD OUT

The Show Sherpa camping packages are officially SOLD OUT. Plenty of other campsites and hotels are still available. Check here for all your lodging needs.

9 June 2015

Solid Sound Documentary, Every Other Summer out june 18

We’re delighted to announce the June 18 release of Every Other Summer, a documentary about Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival.  A digital preorder for the film stream and download is available now via Vimeo.   Directed by Christoph Green and Brendan Canty, Every Other Summer puts you right in the middle of Wilco’s three-day music and arts gathering that takes place […]

9 June 2015

Deadlines Loom

If you haven’t yet entered our camping contest, you should now. We’re picking the winner on Wednesday. Enter here for a chance to win some terrific prizes. Have you checked out the Solid Sound Artisanal Camp Box created by our friends at Small Batch America? You’re going to wish you had one when you see others snacking on their goodies. […]

8 June 2015

Speedy Ortiz added to Solid Sound 2015

We are disappointed to announce that Taj Mahal has been forced to cancel his upcoming performance at Solid Sound due to health issues. The silver lining is that our Northampton, MA neighbors Speedy Ortiz are stepping in to fill the vacated spot in our Friday night lineup. We’ll miss Taj and wish him a restful […]

5 June 2015

Saturday Single Day Tickets SOLD OUT

Saturday single day tickets are officially SOLD OUT. Friday and Sunday tickets are still available for $65 + 3-day passes for $149 here. Plenty of campsites and hotels are still available. Check here for all your lodging needs.

5 June 2015

Solid Sound NYC bus update

Tickets to MASS MoCA from NYC are officially SOLD OUT. Few tickets remain on the return trip from MASS MoCA to NYC. Get yours here.

4 June 2015

Off-site naturalist hike SIGNUPS

Solid Sound is again partnering with Patagonia and Osprey Packs to offer two off-site hikes. This year we’ve teamed up with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council to hike the nearby Hoosac Range on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 (one hike per day).  Join Patagonia/Osprey athlete Timmy O’Neill and Tad Ames, president of Berkshire Natural Resources […]

28 May 2015

Wilco Unplugged at Solid Sound

On Friday evening festivalgoers are in for a unique experience. For the first time ever, Wilco will perform a full acoustic set. Though the band has included short acoustic encores on its last tour, they’ll be flipping the script Friday, playing an unplugged set with an electric encore. “Right now we’re thinking about playing somewhat mirrored sets on […]

28 May 2015

Wilco Poster Book

On June 26, Wilco’s dBpm Records will release Beyond The Fleeting Moment: Wilco Concert Posters 2004-2014, a book of unique Wilco posters a decade in the making. Featuring more than 200 posters richly reproduced, the book also includes rare live photographs by Zoran Orlic. With a foreword by LADdesign’s Lawrence Azerrad and an introduction by MASS MoCA’s […]

20 May 2015

Solid Sound Camping Contest - Now Closed

The winner has been chosen. Congratulations Kristen Marie! Head to our Facebook post for a chance to win 3-day passes to this year’s Solid Sound* (June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA), PLUS a campsite at Solid Ground AND the Ultimate Camper’s Prize Pack: a tent and two sleeping bags courtesy of Mountain Hardwear, two day packs and […]

15 May 2015

Solid Sound Artisanal Camp Box - Indie snacks now available - SOLD OUT

The Solid Sound Artisanal Camp Box is officially sold out.   Festival organizers have partnered with Small Batch America to offer the Solid Sound Artisanal Camp Box – curated collections of artisanal goods from some of the country’s best independent producers. Available HERE. Conceived with the Solid Sound experience in mind, the boxes contain a […]

8 May 2015

Wilco Timeline: We want your help

Wilco celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and as part of this year’s festival we’ll create the first ever Interactive Wilco Timeline Retrospective. Translation: a crowdsourced gallery exhibit packed with historical photographs, keepsakes and reflections from the past two decades of Wilco.  But to make this great, we need your help. Here’s how: If you’d like […]

17 April 2015

Solid Sound Special Programming announced

In addition to four stages of live music, a full lineup of comedy plus a museum-full of world-class contemporary art, the Solid Sound Festival has presented audiences with a wide array of diverse, eclectic, non-musical programming since its 2010 inception. 2015 will be no exception, as evidenced by the festival’s just-revealed roster of special programming. […]

30 March 2015

Daily lineup announced; single day tickets on sale

Single day tickets can be purchased now. DAY-BY-DAY LINEUP  Friday:  Wilco, Real Estate, Taj Mahal, Expandable Brass Band, Story Pirates plus The Great Flood: A film by Bill Morrison with music by Bill Frisell with Ron Miles, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen Saturday: Wilco, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Richard Thompson Trio, NRBQ, Bill Frisell with Sam […]

26 March 2015

Volunteer at Solid Sound

Calling all civil servants of the rock ’n roll variety: MASS MoCA is once again looking for volunteers for this year’s Solid Sound Festival. More info HERE.

18 March 2015

The Show Sherpa at Solid Sound

The Show Sherpa – Your Music Festival Tent Hotel (Services offered at Hoosac High campsite only) RESERVATIONS: Call MASS MoCA,(413) 662-2111 ext. 1, during regular business hours (11am – 5pm every day except Tuesday). Ready for a hassle free camping experience? That’s exactly what you get when you stay with The Show Sherpa. The Show […]

13 March 2015

Camping at Solid Sound

Reserved your Solid Sound campsite yet? Find the right option for you below. Hoosac High Ample Campsites Remain, but why wait? Book Now RESERVATIONS: Call MASS MoCA,(413) 662-2111 ext. 1, during regular business hours (11am – 5pm every day except Tuesday). Solid Sound Festival’s other official campsite Located 8 miles from MASS MoCA with free hourly […]

3 March 2015

2015 Lineup Announced

Announcing the 2015 Solid Sound Festival lineup. Tickets on sale now.   Download the official festival poster HERE.  

6 February 2015

Wilco x2, Tweedy, John Hodgman confirmed

CONFIRMED: Wilco to headline Friday + Saturday at Solid Sound 2015. More excitement: a Tweedy set (Jeff & Spencer’s new band) + Jeff solo + Jeff and friends. As well as, the return of John Hodgman‘s comedy extravaganza, other band members’ side projects and special performances + a full lineup that we promise will be our best yet.

5 December 2014

Solid Sound Advance 3-day passes on sale now

Solid Sound Festival 2015 Advance passes are on sale now. There will be a limited number of these tickets priced at $149. Kids 3-day passes are available for $50. For more info, including Solid Ground camping, Peter Pan bus options and updates as we have them, check out

1 May 2014

Solid Sound returns in 2015

Solid Sound returns to MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, June 26-28, 2015. In the meantime, check out our alumni list — a veritable who’s who of Solid Sound 2010, 2011 and 2013 — HERE.