Solid Sound, Wilco’s Music and Arts Festival, returns to MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts June 28-30, 2019. Three-day tickets go on sale this Thursday at 11:00AM ET through solidsoundfestival.com,massmoca.org and the MASS MoCA Box Office (413.662.2111). For a limited time, tickets will be offered at a reduced early-bird rate of $149 (regular price $179). Children’s three-day tickets (ages 6-10) will be available for $55 and children under 6 are free. Thursday also marks the opening of campsite reservations for the official festival campground Solid Ground. Campsite reservations can be made only by calling the MASS MoCA Box Office.
Additionally, this year Solid Sound Festival will offer a limited new ticketing option. “Friends of the Festival” passes offer singular opportunities for fans, including a festival poster signed by Wilco, an autographed copy of Jeff Tweedy’s upcoming memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back), a private lounge with an intimate pop-up performance, and much more. Full details are below, including limited FOTF lodging options at TOURISTS, the hotel and riverside retreat developed by Wilco’s John Stirratt and partners in North Adams. Proceeds from Friends of the Festival Passes benefit MASS MoCA’s arts education programs.
Conceived by Wilco and inaugurated in 2010, Solid Sound will again present Wilco as hosts and headliners and will feature an eclectic, Wilco-selected musical lineup of indie, rock, jazz and more, as well as performances by Wilco members’ side-projects. “After almost two years off the road, we’re going to be so excited to be back on stage together,” says Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. “I can’t wait to have that feeling again.” In addition to the expansive galleries of MASS MoCA, the festival includes a fully programmed comedy stage, naturalist/outdoor activities that exemplify the spirit of The Berkshires, a broad variety of family activities, local food, craft beer and cider, and more.
“Jeff Tweedy and Wilco always pushes us, in the best possible ways,” notes MASS MoCA Director Joseph Thompson. “Solid Sound raises our game, introduces us to exciting music, creates unexpected juxtapositions, and brings in lots of new friends — both on stage and in the community of music lovers that call this place home for three glorious days. It’s a ton of fun, and we can’t wait.”
Friend of the Festival Pass (FOTF): $349
+ Private Lounge inside the Museum. A large private space with couches, chairs, AC, light snacks and complimentary beverages. Includes access to a private, shared bathroom.
+ One signed (by Wilco) Limited Edition Solid Sound Festival Poster
+ One signed Jeff Tweedy Memoir, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)
+ One limited edition FOTF commemorative laminate
+ Private “flash tour” with museum director, Joseph Thompson
+ Intimate SSF artist pop-up in the Lounge. One special SSF artist will perform a pop-up show in the Lounge at some point during the weekend exclusively for you. Date, time and artist are TBD. Details will be provided the week of the festival.
+ 4 meal vouchers to use onsite with local food vendors.
Friend of the Festival + LODGING: $2000-$2400
Each reservation includes two (2) FOTF passes along with premium weekend lodging at the new hotel and riverside retreat TOURISTS hotel in North Adams, Mass. These packages are very limited and we expect them to sell quickly. Each package includes lodging for three nights, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. A stay at the Tourists hotel includes a complimentary shuttle to/from MASS MoCA on festival days, an intimate SSF artist pop-up performance onsite during the weekend, and a private pool.
Three different room types are offered:
+ Canopy Room + 2 FOTF packages: $2400
+ Ramble Room + 2 FOTF packages: $2100
+ Gallery Room + 2 FOTF packages: $2000