WHAT IS SOLID SOUND?
Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival is a three-day celebration of music, comedy, art and community held at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in the scenic small town of North Adams in The Berkshires of Western MA. Envisioned by Wilco and presented in collaboration with MASS MoCA, the weekend features two headlining Wilco concerts, a comedy cabaret programmed and hosted by John Hodgman, additional musical performances on four stages selected by Wilco and including Wilco-related side projects, a wide array of all-ages programming, and of course, world-class modern art.
Past non-Wilco performers include Mavis Staples, Levon Helm, Thurston Moore, The Books, Syl Johnson, The Handsome Family, The Baseball Project, Here We Go Magic and more. There are also featured speakers, workshops, theatrical performers, food and drink, camping, shuttle buses, pop-up stores and more (in the two festivals done to date, “more” has included everything from live falconry demonstrations to Jeff Tweedy in a charity dunk tank).
In short, the festival is a fun, fantastic collective experience for Wilco and its community of fans. 2013 will be the third iteration of the festival.