The Northampton Arts Council is thrilled to present our city's 38th annual New Year's Eve celebration and festival of the performing arts, which takes place on December 31, 2022.
TWISTED WEEKEND NIGHT 1: Twisted Pine w/ The Slocan Ramblers - 12/02/2022
Praised by NPR for their "upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms; and virtuosic solos,” Twisted Pine released their sophomore full-length Right Now in 2020 (Signature Sounds Recordings). Exploring a sound they call Americana funk, Twisted Pine takes traditional music in exhilarating directions.
Chris Pureka - 12/3/2022
Chris’s elegant emotionality as a vocalist and her flair as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Chan Marshall, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. Over many years of touring on both sides of the Atlantic, she has shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as The Lumineers, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Cowboy Junkies, Haley Heynderickx, and Ani DiFranco.
Valley Voices Story Slam: Thin Ice - 12/08/2022
Come out and hear some outrageous, funny and heartwarming true stories told in five minutes by your friends and neighbors from around the valley. The audience picks the winner, and a storytelling star is born! Grab a beer and get ready for a night of great entertainment. The winners of each slam will go on to compete in our “Best of Valley Voices” event!
The Nutcracker - 12/09/2022
Celebrating its 50th year, Pioneer Valley Ballet presents The Nutcracker, an annual favorite at The Academy of Music. Each year, PVB’s Nutcracker is reinvented by Artistic Directors Maryanne Kodzis and Thomas Vacanti, celebrating the history of the company and the tradition of Clara’s magical story.
Suzanne Vega - 12/17/2022
Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known venues.
Out & About
We talked to: The Majestic Saloon
We recently had a lovely conversation with Kayla Manzi of The Majestic Saloon. Check out what she had to say, how things are going for the venue, and what's next!
We talked to: Many Layers Cake Shop
We recently had a lovely conversation with Brandee Simone, owner of Many Layers Cake Shop! Check out what she had to say, and learn more about her business.
Spill the Tea Sis Apothecary
We recently had a lovely conversation with Mischa Roy of Spill the Tea Sis Apothecary, a recently opened, amazingly welcoming shop on Main Street! See how things have been going for them thus far and learn some details about what's coming up!