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Higher Ground Presents: Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case at MASS MoCA
Ten years ago Ray LaMontagne released his first album, TROUBLE, the gold-certified start to a fiercely ambitious, Grammy Award-winning, critically praised career that’s encompassed five more albums, several EPs, a slew of soundtrack compilations and arresting live performances fronting a variety of ensembles.
Neko Case is the consummate career artist fearless and versatile, with a fierce work ethic and a constant drive to search deeper within herself for creative growth. Rolling Stone calls her “one of America’s best and most ambitious songwriters,” while Pitchfork deemed 2013’s ‘The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You’“the most potent album of her career” (Pitchfork). 2015’s ’Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule’box set looked back on her groundbreaking 20 years in music, packaging together 8 classic albums that track her unique journey from punk/country torchbearer to “essentially peerless” (NPR) avant pop icon.
What To Expect
Get here early to check out the galleries of MASS MoCA, which New York Times says “…Is a weird and wonderful place. Its mission seems to be to appeal to everyone, both the entry-level art lover and the sophisticated one.” All ticket holders get a %50 discount on museum admission day of, day before, or day after the show.
Museum galleries, café, store, and box office open (bring your ID)
The Chalet is open for food, drinks, and ice cream
Bright Ideas Brewing opens
Gramercy Bistro opens
Gates open to field and food trucks
Museum galleries close
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 are allowed in our outdoor concert venues but are subject to a comprehensive search at the gates. There will be a designated chair area 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Food and Drink
Ahli Baba’s Kabob Shop: Middle Eastern fare featuring falafel
A-oK BBQ: tangy barbecue brisket
Bees and Thank You: inventive melty grilled cheese
Bright Ideas Brewing: eclectic brews and eats on MASS MoCA’s campus
Crooked Stick Pops: simple, fruity, healthy ice-pops
Desperados: North Adams Tex-Mex (it’s a thing)
Gramercy Bistro: French-inspired modern cuisine
Gunther’s Sausage Wagon: authentic German bratwurst
Lickety Split: burgers, salads, ice cream (ice cream!)
Lucia’s Latin Kitchen: authentic Latin-American grill
Mad Jack’s BBQ: authentic, Southern-style BBQ
Spice Root: Indian dinner, a gastronomic delight
Sponsored by Guido’s Fresh Marketplace
Photo by Brian Stowell