FEST: Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival Announces Bands

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Photograph by Greg Haymes

The musical lineup for the 2017 Solid Sound Festival, which takes place Friday-Sunday, June 23-25 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, has been revealed.

Joining festival hosts Wilco, who will headline shows on Friday and Saturday, are Television, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Dave Alvin & 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 & the Pyramids, Kacy & Clayton, Daniel Bachman, the Jeff Parker Trio, The Shaggs and Max Hatt / Edda Glass.

In addition Wilco members’ side projects including Tweedy, the Autumn Defense, On Fillmore, the Nels Cline Four and Quindar will also perform.

John Hodgman will once again host the comedy stage at 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; children’s music fave Gustafer Yellowgold; 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 250,000 sq. feet of additional gallery space, which will make it the largest contemporary art center in the country.

Three-day, all-festival passes are now available, priced at $159. Tickets for children ages 6-10 are $50; children under six are free.

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THE BRIDGE JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy & the Massry Center for the Arts, Albany, February 24 & 25
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 9-11
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 16-18
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, June 17 & 18
SOLID SOUND @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, June 23-25
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, June 24 & 25
COUNTRYFEST 2017 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, July 8

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