Performance 34: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

300 N Main Street Florence, MA 01062 (240 Main Street #1, Northampton MA 01060)

Art + Music

The Northampton Arts Council has been curating a unique and thrilling music odyssey annually at Pines Theater in Look Park for the past 34 years! LookStock, a music festival that kicked off 34 years ago, is making a grand return this year, now under the guise of Performance 34: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Performance (formerly known as Transperformance) is a one-of-a-kind experience in Western Massachusetts where our beloved local musicians step into the shoes of their favorite music artists that align with our chosen theme. Come and be a part of this extraordinary celebration of the arts, while also contributing to the enrichment of arts programs in the Northampton Public School system and the Parent Teacher Organizations (P.T.O.s).


Prepare to be blown away on Tuesday, August 20th, as we honor our many modes of movement and the carriers of cargo by land, sky, and sea at Performance 34: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! Our incredibly talented local performers will be embodying a rich and diverse array of famous artists, spanning genres and eras, including Led Zeppelin, The Cars, John Coltrane, Joan Jett, U2, and Jefferson Airplane!


The performers this year are to be announced in July.

Get your tickets here:


Tickets are available for purchase online at or over the phone. You can call 678-701-6114. Tickets are sent via email moments after the transaction is completed. If you prefer to buy in person, you can find them at State Street Fruit Store in Northampton and Cooper’s Corner in Florence (no fees). Ticket Prices at these locations are as follows: Adults $11; Seniors/Students/Vets: $9; Children 8 years and younger: FREE.


We are proud to participate in the Card to Culture Program, making our events accessible to all. EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare health plan insurance cardholders can enjoy FREE admission to any Northampton Arts Council ticketed event, including Performance 34. Free tickets are available only on the day of the show. Present your EBT/WIC/ConnectorCare card at the show's box office.


Tickets will also be available at the Pines Theater box office on the day of the show starting at 3:30 PM. Adults: $13; Seniors/Students/Veterans: $11; Children 8 years and younger: FREE.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Food will be available from Bueno y Sano, Herrell’s Ice Cream, and other local pizza restaurants, including Joe's Cafe, Starr Pizza, Big Y, and Domino’s. Please do not have pets, coolers, or beverages per Look Park's request. Look Park charges a $10 special events entry fee for all vehicles without season passes. This fee helps support the maintenance and operation of the park, ensuring a pleasant environment for all attendees.


Performance 34 is made possible by our:


Silver Sponsors: Delap Real Estate, Greenfield Savings Bank, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts


Platinum Media Sponsors: Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican, Northampton Open Media, 93.9 the River, and WHMP.


Organizational support from The City of Northampton, Northampton Arts Inc., and the Massachusetts Cultural Council