If you tuned in to the Boston stream on Tuesday night, you may have heard Jeff mention the first ever Solid Sound Festival — a Wilcoworld production scheduled for August 13-15, 2010 at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams (northern Berkshire County). In addition to being Wilco’s only Northeast US show of the Summer, the three-day event will also feature band members’ solo/side projects including Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense (w/ John Stirratt and Pat Sansone) and Mikael Jorgensen’s Pronto.
We plan for this to be the biggest event ever for Wilco fans… and we’re busily rounding up additional musical performers selected by the band. Solid Sound will also feature a fully programmed comedy stage, interactive installations and exhibits (including the Solid Sound Stompbox Station, an interactive guitar pedal exhibit overseen by Nels Cline as well as a concert-poster screening demonstration, plus workshops, clinics, film, video installations and dj’s).
We’ll be announcing many additional details in the coming weeks.
Tickets go on sale today (Friday, April 9) at 10am EDT via wilcoworld.net and solidsoundfestival.com. Early bird tickets for the three-day event are $86.50 (including all fees and parking). There will be no individual day tickets sold. Please note that this is an independently promoted and ticketed event. Kids 6 & under get in free.
cheers to you & see you sooner. Or later.
the Wilco HQ/Solid Sound staff