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Auditory After Hours Common Folk


  • Saturday, June 12 & 19, 7pm, 7:30pm & 8pm
  • $30 Adults
    $18 Kids (6-16)
    $10 Members

Auditory After Hours: Common Folk, June 5, has been postponed to June 12.

What if you could feel art — with your ears? Our series Auditory After Hours gives visitors a chance to engage with art in an all-new way: while listening to a bespoke experience curated by one of your favorite musicians. Come at night, wander the museum’s cavernous spaces after hours, and prepare to have eyes bedazzled, ears enthralled, and minds blown.

The Common Folk Artist Collective is a community of creators and musicians who — like MASS MoCA — call North Adams home. For this local hero-themed Auditory After Hours, four Common Folk musicians — producer Dan O’Connell, indie rocker Ciarra Fragale, singer-songwriter Melanie Glenn, and electro-experimentalist Wallasauce — have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind soundtrack for the museum’s massive galleries.

Snag a ticket and bring your best headphones (and smartphone), to hear what they’ve cooked up.

Also available: dive into the Auditory After Hours back catalogue and listen to Tune-Yards, Sylvan Esso, LADAMA, Kaki King, Clipping, or Jason Moran’s recent soundscapes. Just purchase a ticket for any evening, speak with the event staff when you arrive on the night of, and gain access to the past Auditory After Hours of your choice.

What to Expect:

  • Ticket holders should bring their own smartphone or other WiFi enabled listening device and headphones in order to access the music.
  • Upon arrival, ticket holders will be provided a link via email that will allow the music to begin streaming. The music will be accessible until 9:15pm
  • Gallery admission is rolling, guests can show up anytime within the 30 minutes after their timed ticket.
  • Galleries will be open until 9pm. Visitors will not have access to outdoor exhibitions. James Turrell, Sarah Oppenhiemer, and Wendy Red Star in Kidspace will also be closed.
  • All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact boxoffice@massmoca.org if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services.
  • By purchasing a ticket to join MASS MoCA’s visitors, staff, and artists on the museum campus, you agree to follow a Courtesy Code, detailed here.


Grab a nip and a nosh before the event right here on MASS MoCA’s campus from A-oK Berkshire BarbequeBright Ideas Brewing, or Chama Mama, or in one of the lovely restaurants in downtown North Adams. Call ahead, we suggest reservations!