2017 Solid Sound Festival Update
Musical Lineup Set for MASS MoCA June 23-25
By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 16, 2017
The musical lineup for the 2017 Solid Sound Festival, which takes place June 23-25 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, has been revealed. Joining festival hosts Wilco, who will headline shows on Friday and Saturday, are Television, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Kevin Morby, Joan Shelley, Big Thief, Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers, Deep Sea Diver, Andy Shauf, Alloy Orchestra, Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, Kacy & Clayton, Daniel Bachman, Jeff Parker Trio, The Shaggs and Max Hatt / Edda Glass. Wilco members’ side projects including Tweedy, The Autumn Defense, On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Four and Quindar will also perform.
John Hodgman will again host the comedy stage from MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center with participating comedians to be announced soon. Bread and Puppet Theater will return to Solid Sound for the first time since 2010, The Story Pirates will make their fifth appearance and real food crusader and author of How to Cook Everything Mark Bittman will make his festival debut. Additional programming, kid-friendly events, gallery exhibits and more will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Presenting the best visual and performing arts of our time, including major new installations with landmark artists Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Robert Rauschenberg and Nick Cave, MASS MoCA is housed in a renovated 19th-century factory campus, featuring dozens of galleries and a variety of performance venues — both indoors and out. In May, MASS MoCA will add 250,000sq. feet of additional gallery space, which will make it the largest contemporary art center in the country.
Tickets are available now at solidsoundfestival.com. Three-day passes are $159. Tickets for children ages six to 10 are $50 and children under six are admitted free.