As this year's Solid Sound - Wilco's Music and Arts Festival happening June 28-30 at MASS MoCA in North Adams - moves steadily towards selling out, the band is pleased to expand upon the already-stacked offering by announcing this year's comedy and author lineup. We are thrilled to announce that Solid Sound will be partnering with Penguin Random House to bring you authors in discussion and dynamic interactive programming. Friday, June 28th will feature Penguin Random House Presents: Authors in Discussion, with John Hodgman (Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches), Abbi Jacobson(I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff and Carry This Book)and Nate Chinen (former New York Times music critic and author of Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century). On Saturday, June 29th,John Hodgman's Comedy Cabaret will welcome comedians Rhea Butcher, Aparna Nancherla, The Doughboys, and Jean Grae.
Finally, on Saturday, June 29th, and Sunday, June 30th, Penguin Random House curates a robust schedule of activities for festival-goers. Solid Sound will welcome Lifehacker columnist, longtime New York Times contributor, and School of Visual Arts faculty member Rob Walker, author of the upcoming Art of Noticing, for an interactive hike that will spark your creativity and inspire you to notice the everyday joys that surround you. Russell Ginns, game designer and author of the Samantha Spinner series, will take kids on an interactive global adventure with his amazing writing secrets, games, activities, and more. Finally, goinside the original recording session of Run DMC and Aerosmith’s groundbreaking song “Walk This Way,” with author and journalist Geoff Edgers—featuring never-before-seen footage.And after all that, take a breather with your kids in an exclusive Mad Libs Lounge, with custom Solid Sound activities, coloring, temporary tattoos, and more.
Tickets are going fast (there are less than 100 weekend passes left) and can be purchased atsolidsoundfestival.com.
SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL 2019 MUSIC LINEUP
Tortoise (two sets, one live-scoring "La Jetée")
Cate Le Bon
Jeff Tweedy & Friends
The Minus 5
CUP (Nels Cline & Yuka C Honda)
Julian Lage Trio
"Fishing" featuring Jon Hamm & Glenn Kottche
Autumn Defense: acoustic with strings
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem Family Show
SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL 2019 NON-MUSICAL ACTIVITIES
John Hodgman's Comedy Cabaret, feat.
Aparna Nancherla, Rhea Butcher, The Doughboys, Jean Grae
Penguin Random House Presents: Authors in Discussion, feat.
Abbi Jacobson, Nate Chinen. John Hodgman
Rob Walker, Geoff Edgers, Russel Ginns
Genelec Sound Installation
Wilco Loft Reverb Sale
Mad Libs Workshops
Ghost Town Studios Screen Printing Workshop
Euclid Records Pop-Up Record Store