Wilco Returns to Mass MoCA

Solid Sound Festival June 26-28

By: - Mar 04, 2015

The three-day event, conceived by Wilco and inaugurated in 2010, will again present Wilco as hosts and headliners, as well as a wide range of soon-to-be-announced musical performances on four stages, plus Wilco-member-side-projects, a comedy cabaret hosted by John Hodgman and much more.

“We want to make it unique every year, something you can only experience here,” Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy told Rolling Stone at the 2013 festival.

The 2015 festival will continue in the tradition of previous festivals, which have, in addition to offering a broad range of musical performers and comedians, included falconry and birds of prey demonstrations, a dunk tank, an all-covers set by Wilco, a naturalist hike, axe-restoration instruction, a live version of NPR’s Radiolab and more, all set amidst the sprawling campus of the country’s largest contemporary art museum.

The Solid Sound 2015 lineup features Tweedy (which features Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer), Mac DeMarco, Real Estate, Parquet Courts, Shabazz Palaces, Richard Thompson Trio, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Taj Mahal, Cibo Matto, Jessica Pratt, Luluc, William Tyler, Bill Frisell, The Autumn Defense, NRBQ, Stained Radiance (Nels Cline + Norton Wisdom), Glenn Kotche and Jeffrey Zeigler, and many others.

There’s also a comedy lineup, featuring Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman and Jessica Williams.

Tickets are $149 for the weekend, and can be purchased at the Solid Sound website, where you can check out the rest of the lineup.

Running from June 26-28, 2015 it’s three days of virtually nonstop music at the Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA. It’s one of the best run music festivals in American today. Not only do you get music, but there’s great comedy as well, and one of the largest (and most amazing) contemporary art museums around. Not to mention nearby hiking, culture, back roads to explore, and great food.

The Autumn Defense
Bill Frisell’s Music
Cibo Matto
Expandable Brass Band
The Felice Brothers
Glenn Kotche + Jeffrey Zeigler
Jeff Davis
Jessica Pratt
Jessica Williams
John Hodgman(‘s Big Time Comedy Thing)
King Sunny Ade & his African Beats
Charles Lloyd
Mac DeMarco
Mikael Jorgensen (also performing with Quindar)
Parquet Courts
Paul F. Tompkins
Real Estate
Ryley Walker
Shabazz Palaces
Stained Radiance: 
Nels Cline + Norton Wisdom
Taj Mahal
Tig Notaro
William Tyler