Berkshire County will be offering a variety of indoor and outdoor events this hot rainy weekend including music festivals, concerts, fundraisers, and farmers markets.
Solid Sound 2022
Mass MOCA, North Adams
Grammy award-winning band Wilco will be headlining at the Solid Sound Festival this Friday through Saturday.
Solid Sound happens every other summer on Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's 16-acre campus. Wilco selected a diverse group of artists and young talents to perform in front of more than 8,000 visitors per day during this three-day festival.
Festival-goers from all over the world will get a chance to see performers like Japanese Breakfast, Nick Offerman, Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen, Story Pirates, and many more at the three outdoor stages, two smaller indoor venues, and virtually everywhere else. Food will be available through food trucks and vendors from Berkshire County.
This family-friendly event will have child-specific programs, kid-friendly activities, and Mass MoCA's Kidspace for families interested in attending the event.
Children 5 and under will get free admission with an accompanying adult. Children between the ages of 6-12 will receive a reduced price of $59. Although this event is child friendly the venue is unable to accommodate strollers.
This craft fair and tag sale that will feature more than 40 local crafters and artisan vendors this Saturday at 10 p.m. until 3 p.m. Peruse tables with tag sale items, baked goods, and food vendors while listening to music by the Cosmos.
The museum is having a one-day lawn sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday The sale was organized and donations were made by the members of the program committee, staff, volunteers and board of directors of Ventfort Hall.
The 46th annual Sheep and Woolcraft Fair will be happening this Saturday and Sunday thanks to sponsorships from Pioneer Valley Sheep Breeders Association, the Massachusetts Federation of Sheep Associations and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Admission is free with parking being $10 for a day or $15 for both days.
Berkshire Environmental Action Team will be having the Westside Block Party this Saturday from noon until 4 p.m.
This family friendly event will include music, face-painting, food, games, and more. BEAT will also be offering the Kids in Kayaks program For more information visit BEAT's website.
Berkshire Lyric Presents: Mozart and Brahms at Ozawa Hall
The Berkshire Lyric Chorus performs its annual concert Sunday at Seiji Ozawa Hall for the first time since 2019.
The oldest and largest community of choruses in the area has been around since 1963 with members ranging in age from 6 to 83. Members explore the power of choral art and its ability to impact both the singer and the listener.
The chorus will be performing the last piece that Mozart wrote before he died in 1791, "Mozart Requiem," which is a Mass for the dead. They performed this in 2016 and had not planned on performing it again so soon but felt that the tone of the work is relevant to the world's current climate.
The chorus will be accompanied by a full orchestra and a solo quartet that will include Maria Valdes, Sam Krausz, Marjorie Dix, and John Demler.
Tickets cost $30 and children 6-18 are free with and adult.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Lenox Farmer's Market
80 Church St., Lenox
The market will be open in its new location 80 Church Street, formerly the Cafe Lucia, this Friday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Participants can persue local vendors while enjoying food and listening to music.
Powered by Roots Rising, the market is open every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. through Oct. 8.
Each week the market will have fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers, and artisan goods while listening to music and participate in family activities.
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