Blondie came howling out of the downtown scene to storm mainstream radio and nascent MTV at the very moment that punk and new wave launched a hostile takeover of popular music. The band’s major hits — Call Me, One Way or Another, Heart of Glass, and Rapture — remain timeless. Debbie Harry endures as a force to be reckoned with — prowling the stage and belting out fan favorites with the same ferocious energy that made Blondie’s CBGB shows a thing of legend. The band’s most recent album, Pollinator, was named one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017 and stands alongside any in its celebrated career, fielding inspiration from the band’s action-packed, cross-pollinating past. Join us mid-field, mid-summer.
Northampton- natives And The Kids open the evening, channeling existential crises into pop euphoria. With this sleight of hand, the quartet manages to conjure chunky indie rock, blissful new wave, chamber folk, jarring avant-garde, and brawny classic rock.
What To Expect
10am-7pm: Museum open
5:30pm: Gates open to food court and concert field
7pm: Concert begins
Do’s and Don’ts
Please remember that no bags over 8.5″x11″x 4″ are allowed in the galleries or indoor venues at MASS MoCA. Personal bags and personal umbrellas are allowed in our outdoor concert venues but are subject to a comprehensive search at the gates. There will be designated chair and designated standing areas on the field.
Prohibited items include weapons, alcohol, drugs, smoking and vaping gear, flammable material, glass containers, unsealed liquid containers, coolers, picnic baskets, pets, laser pointers, glow sticks, totems, tents, and full water bottles (note: empty water bottles are allowed and can be filled on site.) There is no way for the venue to hold your prohibited items so please leave them at home. We also prohibit flash photography, cameras with detachable lenses, tripods, selfie sticks, drones, and insist that all professional photographers obtain a photo pass from the venue by emailing a request to email@example.com.
There will be an ADA viewing area located next to the front-of-house sound tent. Please inquire at the box office if we can help you with accessibility or seating concerns.
This concert is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.
Music at MASS MoCA is sponsored by The Porches Inn.