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  • Antenna Cloud Farm is a summer music festival, artists’ retreat, and community-partnering organization located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. ACF rests on a 100-acre hilltop former dairy farm in the town of Gill, and presents and supports a rich and multifaceted array of artists.

    Welcome to the 4th Season at Antenna Cloud Farm!

    After a deeply challenging, exhausting, and important year, 2021 brings new hope and determination. Judd and I are thrilled to be able to welcome everyone back to Antenna Cloud Farm this summer for a special series of concerts and co-presentations of a rich, multifaceted array of musical artists.
     
    We have been deeply moved by all of the innovative virtual musical offerings that arose over the last year, but of course we can’t wait to make, share, and experience in-person music again. It also feels more crucial than ever to offer artists a beautiful, peaceful space within a welcoming, arts-loving community here in Franklin County, allowing them to focus on creation, inspiration, and wellness.
     
    The two outdoor concerts here at Antenna Cloud Farm will feature the incredible surf rock-meets-Bollywood musical stylings of Bombay Rickey, as well as a solo show by multidisciplinary artist and virtuoso cellist Andrew Yee. Our third concert features the world-renowned Vermont-born folk artist Sam Amidon, and takes place at Peskeompskut Park in Turners Falls in collaboration with RiverCulture, a local organization doing invaluable work to enhance the creative economy of our region. Sam's concert is free, and we are requesting a donation to the 8th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music and Cultures, happening on August 7 and 8 (see you there!)
     
    Lastly, we’ll be working with the incredible folks at Laudable Productions to co-present two artists at BARBÈS in the Woods, a not-to-be-missed outdoor music festival in Franklin County on August 21st. There, we will welcome Arooj Aftab, an astonishing vocalist who blends jazz with Hindustani vocals and more, and BIGYUKI, an electrifying keyboardist, composer, and producer.
     
    We are grateful to our community partners who help us keep our artists fed with delicious locally-grown food: Upinngil Farm, People's Pint, ArtBev and Everyday Farm.
     
    All ACF concerts are free to young people 10 and under, so spread the word and help us bring exceptional live music experiences to our precious youth community! If you've been here before, we look forward to welcoming you back. If you haven't visited ACF yet, come check out a concert or two, and join our warm and open community of music-lovers and horizon-gazers.
     
    All my best,
     
    Michi Wiancko
    Composer, violinist, and ACF Artistic Director

     

    PS. Antenna Cloud Farm continues to be a labor of love, and we depend on the support of our community (you!) to continue with our musical mission at the level we strive for. Please consider donating to ACF at our Donorbox page. If you are interested in supporting ACF as a volunteer, and would like to help with meal preparation for artists-in-residence, mowing/landscaping, or event-related tasks, we would love to be in touch with you! Deep gratitude to our partner and fiscal sponsor, Musica Franklin.
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    This program is supported in part by grants from the Bernardston, Gill, Greenfield, Montague and Northfield Cultural Councils - local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We are extremely grateful to these Local Cultural Councils for their support!

  • ANTENNA CLOUD FARM 2021 CONCERTS

    BOMBAY RICKEY

    CONCERT #1

    Saturday, July 10, 2021

    Location: Antenna Cloud Farm

    7:00 pm: Outdoor concert
    (5:00 pm: Grounds open)
     
    We're truly thrilled to kick off the 2021 ACF season with Bombay Rickey, an engagingly unique band that’s been praised as “a true treat for the adventurous ear” by TimeOut NY. Made up of five versatile and dynamic musicians, Bombay Rickey evokes 1960s movie soundscapes while moving fluidly through the sound worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, Bollywood, and opera. The result is a band that somehow sounds like nothing you’ve heard before, and which you most definitely will want to hear again.

    ANDREW YEE

    CONCERT #2

    Sunday, July 18, 2021

    THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT

    Location: Antenna Cloud Farm

    7:00 pm: Outdoor concert
    (5:00 pm: Grounds open)
     
    Andrew Yee is a "spellbindingly virtuosic" cellist (London Telegraph), and so much more: a composer, director, visual and conceptual artist, co-founder of ChamberQUEER and founding cellist of the GRAMMY-winning Attacca Quartet. Their solo project “Halfie” draws on their experience as a bi-racial and non-binary person in having access to multiple communities at once, while not feeling at home in any of them. Andrew will be performing a solo cello show around sunset-time, and you won’t want to miss their unique brand of powerfully expressive and breathtaking artistry.

    SAM AMIDON

    CONCERT #3

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

    Location: Peskeompskut Park

    5:00 pm: Outdoor Concert (FREE, with suggested donation in support of the 8th Annual Pocumtuck Homelands Festival: A Celebration of Native American Art, Music and Cultures - 8/7 + 8/8) )
    Co-presented with RiverCulture and Nolumbeka Project.
     
    Sam Amidon is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a familiar face to audiences in our region, hailing from just across the VT border. Sam takes old folk traditions in compellingly kaleidoscopic new directions while retaining the timeless power of the original material. We’re excited to present Sam and his beautiful musical offerings to the community in a free concert at Peskeompskut Park in Turners Falls (Great Falls).

    AROOJ AFTAB

    CONCERT #4

    Saturday, August 21, 2021

    Location: Bartlett Farm, Montague

    BARBÈS In The Woods

     
    3:00 pm: Festival events begin
    Set 1 at 3pm, Set 2 at 5:30pm
    (2:00 pm: Doors open)
    Co-presented with Laudable Productions
     
    Arooj Aftab has been one of 2021’s most talked-about artists since the release of her widely-praised album, Vulture Prince. Taking the ghazal of her native Pakistan as a starting point, Aftab crafts a musical world that is fully her own, centered around her astonishing vocal abilities and moving through myriad musical references, from jazz and Hindustani music to minimalist composition and various folk traditions. Arooj Aftab will be joined by the Vulture Prince Ensemble.

    BIGYUKI

    CONCERT #5

    Saturday, August 21, 2021

    Location: Bartlett Farm, Montague

    BARBÈS In The Woods

     

    3:00 pm: Festival events begin

    (2:00 pm: Doors open)

    Set 1 at 3:50pm, Set 2 at 7:10pm

    Co-presented with Laudable Productions

     

    Hailing from Japan and referred to as "NYC's secret weapon,” keyboardist and songwriter BIGYUKI combines elements of jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, rock, dance, and electronica into his singular musical compositions. A frequent collaborator with a wide variety of top artists, BIGYUKI has toured with Bilal and was featured on the latest A Tribe Called Quest album. He will be joined by Tim "Smithsoneon" Smith on drums and Randy Runyon on guitar.
  • TICKETS / INFORMATION

    ACF TICKETS:

    General Admission: $20
    Youth Admission (11-25): $10
    Kids (10 & under): FREE
    Reduced Rate Admission: $10 (If the price of General Admission is financially prohibitive, please select this option. If the reduced rate is still too high, feel free to contact us directly.)
     

    BARBÈS in the Woods TICKETS

     

    WHAT TO BRING:

    The ACF grounds are open 2 hours prior to each concert. Bring a picnic or take a stroll before the show! We encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug spray, hat, and any other items that will support your outdoor concert experience. Please, no glassware or dogs.
     

    ACCESSIBILITY:

    All 2021 concerts will be held outdoors. For concerts held at Antenna Cloud Farm (concerts #1 and #2), dedicated priority parking and concert seating will be readily accessible to guests with limited mobility or specific needs. The distance between parking and priority seating is approximately 200 feet, and spans a relatively flat expanse of mowed lawn.
     
    ACF concerts are family-friendly. We do ask that families with active children be mindful of their proximity to other guests and the stage. Portable restrooms, including one that is ADA-compliant, will be available to guests and located next to the priority parking area.
     
    For events taking place at Peskeompskut Park and BARBÈS In The Woods (concerts #3-5), please contact RiverCulture and Laudable Productions for accessibility information.

     

    COVID AND SAFETY:

    As state mandates change, and as businesses and public spaces are fully reopened as of May 29, masks at Antenna Cloud Farm are no longer required. We nevertheless request that guests consider wearing masks while moving in more densely-crowded areas, and are mindful of their proximity to other people. The safety of each guest and artist is very important to us, and we ask that everyone exercise both caution and respect. Please stay home if you are feeling ill, or have interacted with anybody who has been feeling ill.
     
    All festival areas are maintained and mowed, but ticks are an ever-present possibility here in New England. A tick removal kit and a first aid kit will be made readily available at each ACF concert.
     

    DIRECTIONS:

    Antenna Cloud Farm is located at 25 Green Hill Rd in Gill, MA.
     
    BY CAR: From Rt 91, take Exit 46 (old Exit 27) toward Boston. Drive 2.5 miles on Rt 2-E. At the second traffic light (Mobil station), turn left onto Main Rd, then turn left onto W. Gill Rd. In 1/4 mile, turn right onto S Cross Rd. In a little under a mile, turn left onto Green Hill Rd and drive to the top of the hill. Take Green Hill Rd to the top of the hill and look for parking signs.
     
    BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Greenfield is our local transit hub, and can be reached via train (Amtrak) and bus (Greyhound). To reach Antenna Cloud Farm from the Greenfield transit station, call About Town Taxi at 413-774-4000.

  • ARTIST GALLERY

    GET TO KNOW OUR 2021 ARTISTS

  • PAST ACF ARTISTS

    NOW Ensemble

    (S3-5 A&B)

    10/5/19

    Jen Curtis

    (S3-4 A&B) 9/14/19

    Christina Pato & Mazzmuse

    (S3-3) 8/24/19

    Mirah

    (S3-2) 8/10/19

    PROJECT Trio

    (S3-1) 7/27/19

    CINDERTALK

    (S2-10) 9/29/18

    Gaelynn Lea

    (S2-9) 9/16/18

    Alex Sopp & Michael Mizrahi

    (S2-7) 8/31/18

    Irwin Reese & Julia Bady

    (S2-6) 8/19/18

    Founders

    (S2-5) 8/4/18

    The Aizuri Quartet

    (S2-4) 7/21/18

    The Hands Free

    (S2-2) 6/24/18

    LADAMA

    (S2-1) 6/8/18

    9 Horses

    (S1-5) 10/14/17

    Raman & Melissa (S1-4) 10/1/17

    Michi Wiancko

    (S1-3) 9/3/17

    Ayane & Paul

    (S1-1) 7/8/17

  • RETREATS

    In addition to presenting concerts, Antenna Cloud Farm hosts retreats of varying lengths for artists who are invited to reside in a fully furnished and stocked guest house on the farm. Our aim is to provide a variety of inspiring and creative spaces in which guests can focus on projects and wellbeing while enjoying the peaceful views and immediate access to forests and open spaces.

    Concert Room

    Heavenly intermission

    "The Perch" hilltop studio

    Guest house turned studio

    Inside The Perch

    Dining room

    Concert time

    Gifts from Jen's Bread

    Main House & Concert Room

    Artists' dinner

    Reception treats

    Guest house

  • PRESS FOR ACF

    "Sounds Local: Return of Antenna Cloud Farm"

    "A Musical Haven with a vision - and a view - in Western Mass"

    "Critic's Picks: 10 Can't-miss Classical Events"

    "Rural Music Retreat Attracts Top-Notch Artists"

  • SUPPORT ACF

    All donations to Antenna Cloud Farm go directly to artist travel and food, outreach events, and concert/event production, and are 100% tax deductible through the 501(c)(3) non-profit status of our fiscal sponsor, Musica Franklin. Antenna Cloud Farm is funded from donations from music-lovers like you, small local cultural council grants, and ticket sales. Thank you for your support.

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