UPCOMING EVENTS

2019 Events

June 12, 2019

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CANCELED: A performance by the Northampton Community Music Center

Join us in 2019 once a month at Look Park for Afternoon Tea! Each monthly tea will feature a different speaker or activity. Tickets are $10.00 per person and reservations are required. Teas will take place at the Garden House during the colder months. As the weather gets warmer, we will move outside. For questions or reservations, please call 413-584-5457. Click the image to the left to see our full list of teas!

A Performance by the Northampton Community Music Center

Join us at the Dow Pavilion for an outdoor concert from the Pioneer Valley New Horizons Band!

Lite refreshments will be served. Tickets are required. Please call 413-584-5457 to reserve your spot today. Or visit our website: https://lookparkma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29841

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY FRIDAY, JUNE 7.

June 16, 2019

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Father’s Day

Bring your dad to the park on Father’s Day! All dad’s enjoy free mini golf and unlimited train rides for the day!

June 20, 2019

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Movies Under the Stars

Join us in the Pines Theater for another summer of night time movies. This year we’re featuring some beloved classics. Gather the whole family, your favorite blanket and come to the park for some fun.

June 20th: Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 11th: Enchanted
August 15th: The Goonies
September 12th: E.T. the Extra-terrestrial
October 3rd: Little Shop of Horrors

$7.00 Vehicle Parking Fee Does Apply.
Entrance to Pines Theater for movies is FREE.
For more information please call: 413-584-5457

June 19, 2019

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Summer Celebration Auction

A great way to kick off the summer! Join us on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 t0 9:00 PM for the Summer Celebration Auction.

Tickets are $25 or $30 at the door.
For more information visit: https://www.lookpark.org/auction/

All proceed support the beautification of Look Park and Look Park’s Children’s Programs.

Tuesdays, June 25-August 6, 2019

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The Franklin King Summer Children’s Series

Join us on Tuesday’s this summer on June 25 at 10am for our Franklin King Children’s Series!

June 25: Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments
July 2: Mister G
July 9: Alex The jester
July 16: Drumming About You with Bob Bloom
July 23: Showtime Steve
July 30: Bowey The Clown
August 6: Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments

For information about all the performers visit: https://www.lookpark.org/special-events/childrensseries/

Tickets: $5 per person (2 & Under FREE)
Full Series Pass + Vehicle Entry for Children’s Series: $30.00

Call our office, 413-584-5457, if you are interested in purchasing a Franklin King Children’s Series Pass! For only $30 per person you can see all the acts in this year’s series AND receive free vehicle entry on day of Children Series events.

To buy tickets online visit: https://lookparkma.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29841

June 29, 2019

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*SOLD OUT* Norah Jones at Pines Theater

DSP Shows Presents:

Norah Jones
Saturday, June 29th, 2019
5pm Gates | 7pm Show
The Pines Theater at Look Memorial Park | Northampton, MA

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of Come Away With Me, her self-described “moody little record” that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon, sweeping the 2003 Grammy Awards and signaling a paradigm shift away from the prevailing pop music of the time. Since then, Norah has sold 50 million albums worldwide and become a 9-time GRAMMY-winner. She has released a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful solo albums—Feels Like Home (2004), Not Too Late (2007), The Fall (2009), Little Broken Hearts (2012), and Day Breaks (2016)—as well as albums with her collective bands The Little Willies and Puss N Boots. The 2010 compilation …Featuring Norah Jones showcased her incredible versatility by collecting her collaborations with artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, and Foo Fighters. Little Broken Hearts, produced by Danger Mouse, was a fascinating step in the artistic evolution of one of the music world’s most consistently intriguing singer-songwriters. With Day Breaks, Norah returned to her jazz roots while also proving her to be this era’s quintessential American artist, the purveyor of an unmistakably unique sound that weaves together the threads of several bedrock styles of American music: country, folk, rock, soul, jazz. Most recently, Jones has released a series of eclectic singles including collaborations with artists and friends such as Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett.

http://www.norahjones.com

July 17, 2019

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Moe. and Blues Traveler: All Roads Runaround Tour

SiriusXM Jam_ON & DSP Shows Present:

Moe. and Blues Traveler
All Roads Runaround Tour
with special guest G. Love & Special Sauce

July 17th, 2019
5pm Doors | 5pm Show
Pines Theater at Look Memorial Park | Northampton, MA

Moe.
http://www.moe.org/

Moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. With 20 years of touring and just as many albums under its belt, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on Drums, continues to push the standard for performance art.

By all accounts, for this “legendary jam band,” as Rolling Stone magazine recently described them, it would be best to keep your eyes on this band and your ears tuned in to their music. Witness history in the making. This is welcome news for the moe. faithful and the band’s ever-expanding fan base. Yet — even better news for the world of rock and roll — moe. has finally come into their own.

Blues Traveler
http://www.bluestraveler.com/

30 years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler, who had known each other since their early teens—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, the late Bobby Sheehan and Brendan Hill—gathered in the basement of their drummer’s parents’ Princeton, NJ, home and the seeds were planted for a band who has released a total of 13 studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum and one six-times platinum. Over the course of its illustrious career, Blues Traveler has sold more than 10 million combined units worldwide, played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, Wildflowers and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits, VH1’s Behind the Music and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on The Late Show with David Letterman.

 

G. Love & Special Sauce
http://philadelphonic.com/

Garrett “G. Love” Dutton is celebrating his 25th year as touring and recording artist. With over 15 records released, G. Love has been an influence to artists such as Jack White, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Slightly Stoopid and many more. With his signature blend of Delta Blues, Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and Roll and Jazz, G has literally created his own funky stew of American music. Expect a high-energy mashup of funky vibes and songs written from the front porch to get the world smiling and dancing to the positive message of Love and the Blues.

July 27, 2019

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Barks in the Park

A day for dogs and their friends! Join us on Saturday, June 27 for an afternoon all about pups! Dog healers, trainers, groomers and more!

Entrance to Barks in the Park is free but a $9 vehicle parking fee does apply.

VENDORS:
Dakin Humane Society
Wagging Tails Pet Resort
Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc.

FOOD:
Local burgers fries and more

For more information or to be a vendor at this event please contact Erin Cahillane, Special Events Coordinator at ecahillane@lookpark.org

July 28, 2019

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Dinosaur Jr. and Kurt Vile & the Violators

DSP Shows Presents:

Dinosaur Jr + Kurt Vile and the Violators
July 28, 2019
5pm Doors | 6:30pm Show
Pines Theater at Look Memorial Park | Northampton, MA

Dinosaur Jr
https://www.dinosaurjr.com/

Let’s face facts — in 2016 it is remarkable that there’s a new Dinosaur Jr. album to go ape over. After all, the original line-up of the band (J Mascis, Lou Barlow & Murph) only recorded three full albums during their initial run in the 1980s. Everyone was gob-smacked when they reunited in 2005. Even more so when they opted to stay together, as they have for 11 years now. And with the release of Give a Glimpse, this trio has released more albums in the 21st Century than they did in the 20th. It’s enough to make a man take a long, thoughtful slug of maple-flavored bourbon and count some lucky stars.

The songs on Give a Glimpse were recorded over the past year or so, again at Amherst’s Bisquiteen Studio. The sound is great and roaring with J’s various bleeding-ear psychedelic guitar touches oozing their way into the smudge-pop modeling, while Murph’s drums pound like Fred Flintstone’s feet, and Lou’s bass weaves back and forth between proggy melodicism and post-core thug-hunch.

With all the insanity that is stalking the Earth in 2016, it’s nice to have something to rely on. Who’d’ve dared to think it’d be Dinosaur Jr.?

Kurt Vile and the Violators
http://www.kurtvile.com/

Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years, during sessions that usually punctuated the ends of long tours or family road trips. Every song, whether it’s a concise and catchy pop composition or a sprawling guitar epic, becomes a journey unto itself, taking unexpected detours, circuitous melodic avenues, or open-highway solos. If Vile has become something of a rock guitar god—a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas—it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next.

Using past albums as points of departure, Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. He revels in the minutiae of the music—not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on “Hysteria,” how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” (her term) engulfs everything at the end of “Mutinies,” how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to “Come Again.”

As Vile prepares for another round of lengthy tours and countless shows, these songs should prove good company, reminders of the love and responsibility he has toward those he leaves at home and those he meets along the way. That makes the sentiments resonate more strongly and lends Bottle It In an emotional weight. “It’s like that moment on the airplane,” Vile says, “when you’re on your way somewhere and you have that burst of panic. When you’re terrified of dying, that’s when you want people to know you love them.”

August 2, 2019

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An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band at Pines Theater at Look Park

DSP Shows Presents:

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Friday, August 2nd, 2019
5pm Gates | 7pm Show
Pines Theater at Look Memorial Park | Northampton, MA

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

Whether touring as a ‘Duo’ or with his ‘Acoustic Group’ or his ‘Large Band’, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lyle Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was named Texas State Musician.

His works, rich and eclectic, are some of the most beloved of any artist working today.

https://www.lylelovett.com/

August 3, 2019

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John Butler Trio+ with Trevor Hall at The Pines Theater

DSP Shows Presents:

John Butler Trio+ with special guest Trevor Hall
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
5pm Gates | 6:30pm Show
The Pines Theater at Look Memorial Park | Northampton, MA

John Butler Trio+
http://johnbutlertrio.com/

Trevor Hall
http://www.trevorhallmusic.com/

August 4, 2019

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Beach House

DSP Shows Presents:

Beach House
August 4, 2019
5pm Doors | 7pm Show
Pines Theater at Look Memorial Park | Northampton, MA

7 is our 7th full-length record. At its release, we will have been a band for over 13 years. We have now written and released a total of 77 songs together.

Last year, we released an album of b-sides and rarities. It felt like a good step for us. It helped us clean the creative closet, put the past to bed, and start anew.

Throughout the process of recording 7, our goal was rebirth and rejuvenation. We wanted to rethink old methods and shed some self-imposed limitations. In the past, we often limited our writing to parts that we could perform live. On 7, we decided to follow whatever came naturally. As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and some without keyboard. There are songs with layers and production that we could never recreate live, and that is exciting to us. Basically, we let our creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the album’s feel.

In the past, the economics of recording have dictated that we write for a year, go to the studio, and record the entire record as quickly as possible. We have always hated this because by the time the recording happens, a certain excitement about older songs has often been lost. This time, we built a “home” studio, and began all of the songs there. Whenever we had a group of 3-4 songs that we were excited about, we would go to a “proper” recording studio and finish recording them there. This way, the amount of time between the original idea and the finished song was pretty short (of the album’s 11 songs, 8 were finished at Carriage House in Stamford, CT and 2 at Palmetto Studio in Los Angeles).

7 didn’t have a producer in the traditional sense. We much preferred this, as it felt like the ideas drove the creativity, not any one person’s process. James Barone, who became our live drummer in 2016, played on the entire record. His tastes and the trust we have in him really helped us keep rhythm at the center of a lot of these songs. We also worked with Sonic Boom (Peter Kember). Peter became a great force on this record, in the shedding of conventions and in helping to keep the songs alive, fresh and protected from the destructive forces of recording studio over-production/over-perfection.

The societal insanity of 2016-17 was also deeply influential, as it must be for most artists these days. Looking back, there is quite a bit of chaos happening in these songs, and a pervasive dark field that we had little control over. The discussions surrounding women’s issues were a constant source of inspiration and questioning. The energy, lyrics and moods of much of this record grew from ruminations on the roles, pressures and conditions that our society places on women, past and present. The twisted double edge of glamour, with its perils and perfect moments, was an endless source (see “L’Inconnue,” “Drunk in LA,” “Woo,” “Girl of the Year,” “Last Ride”).

In a more general sense, we are interested by the human mind’s (and nature’s) tendency to create forces equal and opposite to those present. Thematically, this record often deals with the beauty that arises in dealing with darkness; the empathy and love that grows from collective trauma; the place one reaches when they accept rather than deny (see “Dark Spring,” “Pay No Mind,” “Lemon Glow,” “Dive,” “Black Car,” “Lose Your Smile”).

The title, 7, itself is simply a number that represents our seventh record. We hoped its simplicity would encourage people to look inside. No title using words that we could find felt like an appropriate summation of the album.

The number 7 does represent some interesting connections in numerology. 1 and 7 have always shared a common look, so 7 feels like the perfect step in the sequence to act as a restart or “semi-first.” Most early religions also had a fascination with 7 as being the highest level of spirituality, as in “Seventh Heaven.” At our best creative moments, we felt we were channeling some kind of heavy truth, and we sincerely hope the listeners will feel that.

Much Love,
Beach House

http://www.beachhousebaltimore.com

August 24, 2019

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Look Park Food Truck Festival

Come end the summer on a sweet (or salty note) at the Look Park Food Truck Festival. The third times the charm! The 3rd Annual Look Park Food Truck Festival will be happening rain or shine on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 12pm to 6pm. We have a great line up of Food Trucks for you this year. With some familiar favorites and new friends as well. So start saving those dollars so you can try something from all the Food Trucks. If you’re 21 and over don’t forget to stop by the beer and wine tent to grab a cold beverage to go along with your snacks! Stay tuned over the summer as we share info about all the food trucks you can expect to see at the festival!

Live Music by: ROCK 201 and Tony Bernardo: LightVox Music!

Entrance to the event is FREE but there is a $10 parking fee to drive into the park. Please remember that outside food, beverages and coolers are not permitted. Be prepared to present a proper form of ID if you plan to purchase alcohol.

For more information call: 413-584-5457 or visit https://www.lookpark.org/food-truck-festival/

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