Mass MoCA

17 April 2015

Alan Lomax Film Series

Hunter Center, Friday – Conversation: 5:45p-6:30p, Films: 6:30p-9p A conversation between Wilco’s John Stirratt, Solid Sound-alum Sam Amidon (who performs Saturday with Bill Frisell) and New England Public Radio’s jazz  expert Tom Reney for a discussion about musicologist Alan Lomax’s films Appalachian Journey and Jazz Parades: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now that will stream throughout […]

17 April 2015

Circus Smirkus

The Red Trouser Show: Joe’s Field, Saturday – shows at 2:15p, 4p & 6:35p Silent Clowns: A Celebration of Silent Film Comedians with Smirkus Founder Rob Mermin: Building 10, 3rd Floor, Saturday – shows at 1:15p & 3:45p Vermont’s award-winning international circus has been promoting the skills, culture and tradition of the traveling circus since 1987. […]

12 June 2013

Euclid Records

Building 8 Record store and artist signings (most 15 minutes after performance)

4 June 2015

Harmonium Mountain

Courtyard D, Friday & Saturday – 11:30p Watch and listen as Real Estate (Friday, 11:30pm-12am) and Cibo Matto (Saturday, 11:30pm-12am) perform live within a massive, 12-screen video installation by Clifford Ross, transforming Courtyard D into a world of music-infused color and light. The courtyard will be flooded with psychedelic animations by Ross, whose ultra high-res […]

17 April 2015

Interactive Wilco Timeline

Building 8, 2nd floor A gallery exhibit featuring historical photographs and memorabilia from Wilco’s 20-year history including live and crowdsourced keepsakes and reflections. Share your Wilco memories with the AudioFiles team from New England Public Radio and add your personal Wilco story to this interactive exhibit. If you’d like your piece of Wilco history included […]

17 April 2015

Make Drums / Play Drums with Glenn Kotche

Building 11, 2nd floor, Saturday – 1:30p-3p 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 […]

4 November 2012

MASS MoCA (Galleries & Exhibits)

Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than […]

17 April 2015

Naturalist Hikes

Gather at Courtyard A, Saturday & Sunday – 9-11am Presented by Patagonia and Osprey Packs, festival attendees can participate in two off-site hikes led by Tad Ames, president of Berkshire Natural Resources Council, on a 1.6 mile, high-elevation interpretive walk on the nearby Hoosac Range. Hikers will take in three-state views, ecological interpretation and woodland […]

5 May 2015

Patagonia's Worn Wear Repair Truck & Facility

Joe’s Field, Saturday & Sunday The Patagonia biodiesel repair truck will be at Solid Sound this year doing free clothing repairs and teaching you how to make minimal repairs on your own gear. Bring your tired, well-loved clothing for repair. Please note: Repairs are done on a first-come, first-served basis and there is a limit of about […]

12 June 2013

Play Catch with the North Adams Steeplecats

Joe’s Field Bring your own glove and come play catch with the North Adams SteepleCats, the Berkshires’ own collegiate summer baseball team. The SteepleCats’ mission is simple: to field the best collegiate summer baseball team in America and to provide its fans the best summer family entertainment available anywhere. The team’s focus is to provide […]

12 June 2013

Plugged In

Building 11, 2nd Floor – Saturday, 11am & 4pm; Sunday, 1pm & 3pm Returning to Solid Sound for the fourth time, the very popular kid-friendly rock music program Plugged In focuses on empowering youth to create positive change through music. Kids of all ages and skill levels write and perform a song about a cause important […]

12 June 2013

Poster Silkscreening Demo

2nd Floor, above Lobby – Saturday & Sunday

4 June 2015

The Solid Sound AV Lounge

Building 10 Audio-visual experience curated by Mikael Jorgensen.

22 June 2015

Solid Sound Signings

All Solid Sound signings will be located at the Euclid Record pop-up store. Follow @SolidSoundFest for the most up to date information. Friday: June 26 Real Estate – 5:30 pm   Saturday: June 27 Bill Frisell & Sam Amidon – 2:30pm NRBQ – 3:20pm Mac DeMarco – 4:00pm Cibo Matto – 5:15pm Shabazz Palaces – 6:00pm […]

4 June 2015

Step on the Wilco Stage

Building 2, 1st floor Ever wanted to stand on the Wilco stage? Here’s your chance for an up close look at Wilco’s instruments, gear and stage set up.

17 April 2015

Story Pirates

Building 10, 3rd Floor – Shows at 12p, 2:30p, 5p The nationally respected education and media organization brings its action-packed musical sketch comedy written by kids to Solid Sound for the fourth time. This year’s prompt is a story about a funny or surprising way that someone could protect the Earth or the environment. Submit […]

17 April 2015

Tanja Hollander’s “Are you really my friend?”

Building 10, 2nd Floor In 2011, Tanja Alexia Hollander set out to differentiate the real from the virtual by photographing all of her 626 Facebook friends. Since then, she has been traveling internationally, setting up in-person meetings in her friends’ homes to discover the ways in which friendship is defined and how permission is granted […]

17 April 2015


Joe’s Field Wetplate collodion photographers Jeff Howlett and Chris Morgan from Howlermano Photography will be on hand to offer one-of-a-kind Tintypes to festivalgoers. A tintype is a direct-positive image formed by pure silver deposited onto a black metal plate.

3 June 2015

WanderWord - Interactive Poetry Experiences

Courtyard C Close poetic encounters with roving bards, poetry typists and an audio trail/scavenger hunt. Festivalgoers will bask in poetic experiences that include a mix of live performance, technology, and anti-technology. Participants can explore the nooks and crannies of the museum grounds by following the Lost in the Words Poetry Trail, an online audio tour and […]

12 June 2013

WSSR Solid Sound Radio - 88.7FM


23 June 2015

Yoga at Solid Sound

Courtyard B (rain location: Building 11, 2nd floor) – Saturday & Sunday, 10am-11am