Early Birds: Mass MoCA offering 25% off many Summer events if you buy now

Music, Film, and Comedy get deep discounts

Enticing discounts for spring series, April 13 – May 4
Early-bird ticket promotion: April 13, 2016 – May 4, 2016
25% discount for almost all live summer events

 

MASS MoCA discounts tickets 25% for summer 2016 performances when purchased by May 4. Discounts do not include festivals, camps, tickets to The National, or $5 member tickets. Discounts do not combine, and discounted tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams, open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays through June 24, 2016. Beginning June 25, the box office will be open 10am to 6pm every day, with extended evening hours to 7pm on Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 x1 during box office hours or purchased online at massmoca.org. All events are held rain or shine.

Early-bird ticket prices apply to the following list of events:

Date              Time Event Type
May 28 8pm Luna Hunter Center Concert
June 18 2pm Dan Zanes’ Lead Belly Project Music For Kids
June 25 8pm The Suitcase Junket Live Music
July 1 8:30pm Movie at the Airport: Around the World in 80 Days Film & Cookout
July 2 8pm Ghost Train Orchestra Live Music
July 9 8pm Joe Pera Stand-Up Comedy
July 16 11:30am Kids Can Too! Music-Making For Kids
July 16 8:30pm The Triplets of Belleville with Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville Film with Live Music, Sound Effects, and Dancing
July 23 8pm Bang on a Can All-Stars play Brian Eno’s Music for Airports Hunter Center Concert
July 30 4pm Bang on a Can Marathon 6 Hours of Music, Food, and Drinks
August 6 8pm Mariachi Flor de Toloache Live Music & Dancing
August 13 8pm Charles Bradley Live Music
August 19 8pm Roomful of Teeth Live Music
August 20 8:30pm Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. with Live Score by the BQE Project  Film with Live Music, Courtyard C (or Club B10)
August 27 8pm Rubblebucket Courtyard C Concert (or Hunter Center)
September 3 8pm Everton Blender Dance Party

Our Top Pick – Suitcase Junket, creative and comfortable music. Enjoy the video!

NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — The National in concert under the stars on Joe’s Field on June 11, and the much-anticipated return of rock quartet Luna on May 28, mark the beginning of a huge summer season at MASS MoCA complete with concerts, film with live music, comedy, a dance party, and two sprawling music festivals. Bang on a Can’s rollicking stay in July brings 60 vibrant musicians to downtown North Adams for almost three weeks. On September 16‒18, MASS MoCA celebrates the dog days of summer with the FreshGrass Festival, a three-day exploration of roots and bluegrass music which includes family programming, workshops, contests, and local food and drinks. As always in the summer, the galleries teem with new art.

In the Galleries

Of Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder, curator Denise Markonish has this to say about her 23-artist show: “A true state of wonder agitates, mesmerizes, and shocks. It is a sudden intake of breath, a gaping mouth, a surrender. Viewers should expect to experience something truly new.” The exhibition opens with a reception for the artists on May 28. On June 18, Kidspace opens Here Comes the Sun, the works of Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe, whose magical, colorful sculptural menagerie of animals can raise one’s spirits, even though some of the imagery is fierce. Anticipating his massive Building 5 exhibition opening in October, Until, artist Nick Cave converts the Kidspace ArtBar into a veritable Kaleidoscopic Playground — a participatory art-making lab that invites visitors to explore their senses, emotions, and self. An opening celebration, free to the public, takes place with the artists on Saturday, June 18, from 11am to 1pm (followed by a performance by Dan Zanes).

Live Music

On June 11, The National takes Joe’s Field for the band’s only 2016 headline concert in the Northeast (outside of festival appearances). Lauded for its “perfect track record” (The Independent) of acclaimed albums and live performances, The National brings over 15 years of music to MASS MoCA’s largest venue, just days after its much-anticipated May 20 release of a 59-track Grateful Dead tribute album, Day of the Dead. A Lot of Sorrow, Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s 6-hour video collaboration with the band, will be on view in the Hunter Center to coincide with the concert.

Beloved indie rock quartet Luna opens the season on Memorial Day weekend in the Hunter Center on May 28. The Guardian raves, “At their best, it’s hard to believe there is any other kind of music besides this simple, graceful, chiming chug.”

Unstoppable indie dance masterminds Rubblebucket light up the night on August 27. One of the most downright fun dance bands of the past decade, the band’s electronica flourishes, irresistible grooves, and unexpected arrangements make Rubblebucket concerts feel like parties. Not since James Brown has the world seen the likes of Charles Bradley, who has earned widespread recognition as a riveting performer of authentic soul music. This old-school revivalist leaves every ounce on stage on August 13. Local favorites and now Grammy-celebrated Roomful of Teeth return home to MASS MoCA on August 19, pushing the boundaries of the human voice in their captivating and deeply researched exploration of global vocal traditions. Kiss the summer goodbye on September 3 with the cool, steady, and easy grooves of reggae dancehall legend Everton Blender.

Get Close

On June 25, artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, and Swamp Yankee The Suitcase Junket takes to the alt-cab stage to belt out mountain ballads till the house sings back. MASS MoCA extends its stand-up comedy streak with off-kilter artist Joe Pera performing on July 9. Ghost Train Orchestra swings by the museum on July 2 to reimagine the wild jazz that poured out of speakeasies in the 1920s. Hip-hop, soul, jazz, and salsa infuse classic ranchero on August 6 with Latin Grammy nominee Mariachi Flor de Toloache’s 11-piece band.

Film with Live Music

On July 16, fantastical Oscar-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville becomes an outrageous live event for the whole family featuring dancing, singing, Foley sound effects, and the original hot swing score performed live by its composer Benoît Charest and his 9-piece Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville band. Audiences will remember the spectacular BQE Project from its dazzling rendition of Frankenstein at MASS MoCA over a decade ago; the group returns on August 20 to present its original live score to the 1924 Buster Keaton film Sherlock Jr.

Festivals

The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival spans three weeks that include daily gallery recitals, late-night, anything goes Chalet appearances, Kids Can Too! on July 16, the annual Bang on a Can All-Stars concert on July 23, and the Bang on a Can Marathon on July 30 for a 6-hour genre-busting festival finale. The FreshGrass Festival, MASS MoCA’s annual festival of bluegrass and roots music, takes place on September 16–18 with headliners Old Crow Medicine Show, Glen Hansard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, The Devil Makes Three, Rosanne Cash, The Infamous Stringdusters, and many more. Over 50 bands in all!

For Families

MASS MoCA takes over the North Adams airport on July 1, when Around the World in 80 Days screens on the largest movie screen in New England — the door of an airplane hangar! Dan Zanes’ Lead Belly Project is in town on June 18 (following the opening reception for Kidspace’s Here Comes the Sun) to dive headlong into the music of iconic American folk and blues legend Lead Belly in a concert for kids that parents will also love.

Beer Garden & Bright Ideas

Throughout the summer, join us on Thursday evenings starting at 5:30pm for drinks and conversation in artist Dean Baldwin’s The Chalet, our art-installation-cum-outdoor-beer-garden. On Friday evenings, the talking and drinking (and music) continue at the new Bright Ideas Brewery in MASS MoCA’s Courtyard A.

Buy Now, Save Money

MASS MoCA discounts tickets 25% for summer 2016 performances when purchased by May 4, 2016. Discounts do not include festivals, camps, tickets to The National, or $5 member tickets. Discounts do not combine, and discounted tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams, open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays through June 24, 2016. Beginning June 25, the box office will be open 10am to 6pm every day, with extended evening hours to 7pm on Thursdays through Saturdays. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 x1 during box office hours or purchased online at massmoca.org. All events are held rain or shine.

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