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Review: 2011 Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA

Solid Sound Festival
Mass MoCA
North Adams, MA
June 24-26, 2011

Reviewed by:  Dorise Gruber
Photos by:  Holly Boname

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Contest! Win Tix & Bus Passes To Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival This Weekend!

June 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

Wilco’s second Solid Sound Festival is set to go down this weekend, June 24-25 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA!!!!  The music and arts festival is curated by Wilco and features two headlining concerts by Wilco, plus 18 bands including Levon Helm, Thurston Moore, Syl Johnston, Dave Douglas, Neil Finn, Liam Finn, Jamie Lidell, Wilco side projects, special pop-up performances and more, plus a comedy cabaret hosted by John Hodgman and featuring Wyatt Cenac, Eugene Mirman and Morgan Murphy.  Check out the full event program here.

That’s a whole lotta goodness packed into one weekend and you probably think it’s too late to go right?  WRONG!  We have two tickets and two bus seats (departing at noon on Friday from the Woburn-Anderson Transportation Center) for one lucky winner!    The only think you need to worry about is lodging but you probably have friends going right?  Hit them up and share a room!  (Please note that contest winner has to take the provided transportation to receive the tickets.)

TheyWillRockYou.com will be on hand reviewing the show and now you can be there too! 

TO ENTER:  email staff@theywillrockyou.com with the subject “SOLID SOUND”.  Please include your name, email address and phone number. 

This is going to be a quick contest so get your entries in now!  We’ll pick a winner on Thursday afternoon.  If you’re already going to Solid Sound, please help us spread the word to your friends with great taste!

To find out everything you ever wanted to know about Solid Sound, the location, the line-up and everything awesome, hit up their official website.

Solid Sound Festival 2011 Confirmed

December 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News

Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival will be coming back in 2011.  According to the website the event is scheduled for June 24-26, 2011.  The event will take place at the same location (MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA) and an official announcement with ticketing info and all the details you’re longing for will be released on January 18, 2011.  Stay tuned!

WILCO Announces Solid Sound Festival August 13-15, 2010

April 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

WILCO has announced plans for the first Solid Sound Festival.

The Solid Sound Festival will debut August 13 – 15 at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams, MA. It’s an independently promoted and ticketed three-day event of music, art, comedy, interactivity and more. Wilco headlines the weekend, in the band’s only East Coast performance of the summer. This new festival also presents individual performances by all the Wilco members side projects including Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensens Pronto.

Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA also plays host to additional musical performances, a fully programmed comedy stage, interactive installations and exhibits (including the Solid Sound Stompbox Station, an interactive guitar pedal exhibit created and demonstrated by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, a concert-poster screening demonstration, planned workshops by luthiers and more), plus film, video installations and djʼs. Festival attendees will have full access to the entire MASS MoCA campus, which incorporates 150,000 square feet of galleries. MASS MoCA, a renovated 19th century textile mill, is the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the U.S. Art on display in the galleries during the festival includes the Sol LeWitt Retrospective (chosen #1 exhibition of the year by Time magazine), Inigo Manglano Ovalleʼs Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned with, Petah Coyneʼs Material World: Sculpture to Environment, Leonard Nimoyʼs Secret Selves and a new installation by
Michael Oatman.

Tickets are on sale this Friday, April 9 through the band’s official website wilcoworld.net and through solidsoundfestival.com. From April 9 to May 31 tickets for the three-day event will be available for $86.50 (including all fees and parking) and after June 1 for $99.50 (including all fees and parking).