Frequently Asked Questions
To purchase tickets for Solid Sound 2015, click HERE.
Advance 3-day passes – $149
- Friday single day tickets – $65
Saturday single day tickets– SOLD OUT
- Sunday single day tickets – $65
- 3-day passes for children ages 7-10 – $50
- Kids 6 & under get in free.
What can I bring into the festival?
YES: sealed or empty water bottles, blankets, strollers and folding chairs
NO: glass, pets, alcohol, coolers, picnic baskets or smoking.
DISCOURAGED: Large bags, backpacks, and umbrellas.
To help protect delicate art, strollers, umbrellas, folding chairs, large bags + backpacks (and other large, ungainly objects) are not allowed in the galleries.
Strollers and chairs will not be permitted in some venues.
There is no bag check, so please leave your disallowed items locked in your car.
Where does Solid Sound take place & how can we get there?
Solid Sound happens at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. North Adams is approximately 140 miles west of Boston, 160 miles north of NYC and 45 miles east of Albany. Nearest airports are Albany and Hartford/Springfield (77 miles). Bus service from New York via Solid Sound bus is officially sold out.
Is there camping on-site or nearby?
Official Solid Sound campsites are still available at Camp Aggie, including RV accommodations.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of arrival for each campsite:
If you purchased a Camp Box, you should have received a note requesting your preferred pick-up location. If you have not, please email email@example.com.
Will there be parking or shuttle service?
There is limited parking in the immediate vicinity of MASS MoCA and throughout downtown North Adams. Designated off-site parking will be serviced by free shuttles. We encourage carpooling, walking, bi- or uni-cycling and will provide convenient bike valet services, right at the front door. Handicapped parking is available on the museum property, with proper handicapped license/sticker.
Download Map HERE
What about biking to the festival?
We encourage it and there will be a very convenient bike parking lot within 200 feet of the front door.
Is exit and re-entry permitted?
Yes – you just can’t take your wristband off.
Can I bring my kids, and do they have to pay?
Children are welcome and admission is free for those 6 and under with an accompanying adult. There is a reduced price of $50 for kids 7-10. Please note that certain venues will not be able to accommodate strollers.
Will there be dedicated activities for kids?
There will be some children-specific programs in addition to many kid-friendly activities. In addition, MASS MoCA’s kidspace will be open from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. on Friday and 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday. A detailed list of kid-friendly programming can be found here.
Are cameras allowed at Solid Sound?
We ask that you refrain from using your cell phones, updating Facebook, checking your e-mail, texting your friends, etc. both while driving and during the live performances at Solid Sound as they are disturbing to both patrons and performers.
PERMITTED: polaroid, SLR, point and shoot, pocket and phone cameras for personal use.
NOT PERMITTED: Flash photography, tripods, detachable lens over 150mm and video of any kind.
Professional photographers MUST obtain a photo pass via Solid Sound’s publicist.
Will I be able to get into all venues?
The mainstage and most outdoor courtyards will accommodate all. Some venues are relatively small, will not accommodate everyone in attendance, and are first-come, first-served.
What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. Stay tuned to the Solid Sound site and twitter feed for up to date information.
I purchased a bus ticket from NYC, what next?
The Solid Sound / Peter Pan bus will depart on Friday, June 26 at 12:00 Noon SHARP from 342 West 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues – near the Districk Hotel.
Please arrive at the departure location no later than 11:45 am. The bus will not be permitted to idle at the pickup location for longer than 15 minutes, so everyone MUST be on time or risk having the bus depart without you.
Please print out the confirmation email you received upon purchasing your ticket and bring a photo ID to present to Lauren (the bus leader) upon boarding. As a back up we recommend having a copy of the confirmation email on a phone or tablet.
Also please note that the bus to MASS MoCA on Friday will not be the same bus returning to NYC on Sunday, so any lost or forgotten items will not be able to be retrieved.
Estimated arrival in North Adams on Friday is 4:00 pm. The bus will leave you at festival gates, where you can easily board shuttle buses to campsites and nearby hotels.
For the return, the bus will depart from just outside the main gates of the festival (1040 MASS MoCA Way) at approximately 8:00 pm. (Last festival performance ends at 7 pm). Again, please be considerate of other riders and do your very best to be at the departure meeting place on time. Be in touch with Lauren if you’re late. The bus will depart North Adams and go directly to the midtown Manhattan location where you departed from on Friday.
Note: 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.
I’m a journalist on assignment. How do I obtain media passes?
Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I inquire about volunteering at Solid Sound?
Solid Sound volunteers enjoy free admission to the full three-day festival in exchange for working 10 hours (either one ten-hour shift or two five-hour shifts) as event staff, parking attendants, gallery guards, and more.
We welcome returning volunteers, and while prior experience is not necessary, advance training in person is required in mid-June. Please note that volunteers will primarily work outdoors, in all weather conditions, and will be asked to stand for extended periods of time. We will do our best to accommodate our volunteers with special needs or limited mobility.
Note: Solid Sound 2015 volunteer sign ups have closed.
Can I submit my band, comedy act or artwork for consideration?
Thank you for your interest but we are not currently accepting submissions for the festival.