RiverCulture, the municipal arts program of the Town of Montague, proudly announces the Antenna Cloud Farm Music Walk on Saturday, July 1 in Turners Falls. MA from 2-8pm. This free, village-wide festival showcases an array of innovative and virtuosic performances in beautiful downtown parks and the Connecticut River waterfront. Guests are also invited to explore the QR code enabled “Artist Discovery Listening Stations” as the festival moves throughout the cultural district. All performances are FREE, open to the public, family- friendly and wheelchair accessible. The rain date is Sunday, July 2.
This event is presented by Antenna Cloud Farm, a grass-roots arts organization located in Gill, MA with support from RiverCulture, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, The Mass Cultural Council and New England Public Media and the Nolumbeka Project. More information about the following schedule is available at www.antenacloudfarm.org
2:00 pm | UNITY PARK WATERFRONT AREA: LIVE MUSIC, FAMILY-FRIENDLY ART-MAKING + CHILDRENS’ SIDEWALK COSTUME PARADE. Hosted by Marcy Gregoire of Under the Tree Arts featuring Annaleah Gregoire (artist,teacher) and James Bird (multi-instrumentalist, facilitator, and poet).
3:00 pm | GREAT FALLS DISCOVERY CENTER: TRAVIS LAPLANTE. Hypnotic, innovative, and virtuosic solo saxophone. http://www.travislaplante.com/
4:00 pm | SPINNER PARK: THE MUSIC WALK STRING QUARTET. Artists from the New England Repertory Orchestra bring new and thrilling chamber music to the street corner. Justus Ross (violin), Sarah Briggs (violin), Ken Allen (viola), and Julie Carew (cello).
5:00 pm | PESKEOMPSKUT PARK: LILY-RAKIA CHANDLER. Love and liberation in musical practice, from Hebrew melodies to traditional Mohawk chant. https://soundcloud.com/rakiashemaya/love-eternal-the-existential
6:00 pm | PESKEOMPSKUT PARK: AISHA BURNS. Violinist and singer-songwriter creating original music both intimate and powerful. http://aishaburns.com/
7:00 pm | PESKEOMPSKUT PARK: BLOOD DRUM SPIRIT. A deeply impressive ensemble of musical heavy-hitters, bringing a new global vision to their craft.
ABOUT ANTENNA CLOUD FARM: Rooted in the genuine belief in the power of music as a catalyst for societal change and community resilience, Antenna Cloud Farm is a grassroots arts organization with a richly multi-faceted mission: to produce and present world-class live musical and educational programming centered around a vision for a more just and equitable world, to found a new music institute for cultural advocacy that redefines artistic excellence through decolonized musical curriculum and practice, and to foster a community space and artist retreat experience for those working at the intersection of music and liberation. Antenna Cloud Farm is located on a hilltop in Western Massachusetts in the farming town of Gill and occupies the ancestral and continuing homelands of the Abenaki, Nipmuc, and Pocumtuc tribes. ACF is proud to be in ongoing partnership with several organizations doing genuinely impactful work in the realm of social, racial, economic, land, and food justice. www.antenacloudfarm.org