Mass MoCA

17 April 2015

Interactive Wilco Timeline

A gallery exhibit featuring historical photographs and memorabilia from Wilco’s 20-year history, with crowd-sourced memorabilia and written recollections from fans. If you’d like your piece of Wilco history included in the exhibit at Solid Sound but won’t be in attendance, snail mail us a reasonable facsimile (color xerox okay) of any memorabilia you’re willing to […]

17 April 2015

Make Drums / Play Drums with Glenn Kotche

Festival attendees participate in a prepared drumhead-making session with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and then perform with Kotche in the world-premiere of a newly-commissioned orchestral piece written by Kotche for D’Addario.

5 May 2015

Patagonia's Worn Wear Repair Truck & Facility

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 us your tired, well-loved clothing for repair. Please note: Repairs are done on a first-come, first-served basis and we have a limit of about 30 garments per day. If […]

17 April 2015

Circus Smirkus

Vermont’s award-winning international circus has been promoting the skills, culture and tradition of the traveling circus since 1987. Festival programming includes The Red Trouser Show by renowned street performance duo David Graham and Tobin Renwick, as well as the presentation of Silent Clowns: A Celebration of Silent Film Comedians with Smirkus Founder Rob Mermin. This […]

17 April 2015

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

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 into one’s private, yet […]

12 June 2013

Plugged In

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 to them.

17 April 2015

Naturalist Hikes

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 lore, along an artistically designed trail.   Festivalgoers can […]

17 April 2015

Story Pirates

The nationally respected education and media organization brings its action-packed musical sketch comedy written by kids to Solid Sound for the fourth time.

17 April 2015

Alan Lomax Film Series

2015 is the Alan Lomax centennial. Born in Austin, TX in 1915, Lomax would become the foremost folklorist of the 20th century, documenting, preserving, and promoting traditional music around America and the world over the course of seven decades. This year Solid Sound will screen two Lomax films – Jazz Parades/A Celebration of New Orleans’ […]

17 April 2015


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.

12 June 2013

WSSR Solid Sound Radio - 88.7FM

In the lobby

12 June 2013

Poster Silkscreening Demo

2nd Fl above Lobby – Sat & Sun

12 June 2013

Euclid Records

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

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 […]