Performance 33 - Elements Live Tribute Music Fundraiser

Northampton Arts Council (240 Main Street #1, Northampton MA 01060)


Our staff has deliberated with local musicians, past hosts, and other creatives to determine this year’s Performance theme. On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023, Performance 33: The Elements will be live at Pines Theater of Look Park.

We will celebrate the power of science and weather with The Elements! Performers will take on the personas of artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Canned Heat, Silver Jews, Weather Report, Kool & The Gang, My Chemical Romance, Steely Dan, Arcade Fire, Muddy Waters…. the list goes on!

Musicians, email ideas about what artist or band you would like to perform to Sending us multiple choices is always helpful. The lineup will be announced in July. Spread the word throughout the music community. We are always on the search for new performers!


Save the date for Performance 33: The Elements on Tuesday, August 22nd, from 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Join us as we celebrate 33 years of sailing into the sunset with everyone's favorite end-of-summer event.

What is Performance Live Tribute Music Fundraiser?

Each year in August, the Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of Northampton’s public school system join forces to raise funds for arts enrichment in the schools and our community. THE end-of-the-summer live tribute music fundraiser is held at Pines Theater in Look Park. Local musicians are asked to play cover songs from specific bands under an annual theme that we determine. This year is the 33rd year of the concert; The first-ever iteration was Woodstock: The Performance Peace, where local musicians covered bands and songs performed at Woodstock in 1969. For many years the event was named Transperformance but the name was changed three years ago.

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