Bohemian Rhapsodies: Area Musicians to Accompany Eastworks Artists at Open Studios Event

Easthampton, Massachusetts, November 5th and 6th

Eastworks is reinventing the way the Valley sees music this fall. At this year’s third annual Open Studios, some of the area’s top working artists will be soldering, welding, carving, painting and showing off their creative designs against a rotating backdrop of live guitar, pop, blues, jazz, folk and Motown.

“The whole idea about bringing music into the space for open studios is to create a flow of energy and have people be a part of that flow. You aren’t just sitting down and watching a performance, you are walking into a building that has its own story to tell and that story is being amplified by the music in the studios and hallways and stairwells,” says Seth Glier, the Eastworks resident and Grammy-nominated musician who is helping assemble the lineup.

The event will span two days: November 5th, 12 to 5pm, and November 6th, 10am to 5pm. Musical talent includes: John Sheldon; Sophia Chambers; Josh Baum; Eric Lee & Friends; Joe Nerney; Ryan Hommel; and Trevor Healy, the building’s own residing guitar maker. The luthier is graciously opening his studio, Healy Guitars, for the entire weekend: a chance to get a taste of the craftsmanship that goes into shaping a guitar’s sound.

The music program at this year’s Eastworks Open Studios mirrors the building’s mission: “to be where community happens--a conduit for engagement and interaction.” With over fifty participating artists and musicians, this all-ages event offers the community an opportunity to be both awed and amused.

“There are a lot of ways people can interact with local artisans and artisans can interact with the community in this area”, says Seth, “We are trying to push those limits here.”

This free event celebrates the spirit and grit which makes the Pioneer Valley a mecca for community-oriented, music-loving creatives. Come experience local talent and artistic collaboration at their finest.

For more information, including a list of participants, go here.