Strong and Pleasant

Music Festival

Celebrating the Western Mass Music Scene

Downtown Northampton MA

June 6th-8th


The Buzz, A Honey Pot Production is proud to announce the first STRONG and Pleasant Music Festival taking place June 6th, 7th, and 8th in Downtown Northampton, MA, the heart of the Western Mass music scene.  The three day event will feature over 40 acts in multiple venues, including The Sierra Grille (home of Reanimate the Bay State), Bishop’s Lounge, The Dirty Truth, Progression Brewing Company, new venue Majestic Saloon, Le BonN’ton and a few surprises TBA. Downtown Northampton businesses, ranging from boutiques to bars, breweries to restaurants, form the backdrop of this grassroots music festival which celebrates the powerful, original music scene that is Western Massachusetts.


STRONG and Pleasant celebrates the streets in Western Mass that have been central to local original live music, Strong Avenue and Pleasant Street in Northampton MA. The festival is in the spirit of the original Northampton Music Festival, from the late 90’s, created by beloved late promoter, Donal B. Rooke, who passed in October 2018. The weekend’s lineup is stacked with an abundance of Western Mass music and regional talent hailing from Canada, Boston and New York, all converging in Downtown Northampton MA.

The STRONG and Pleasant Music Festival is the natural next step in furthering the The Buzz’s mission of celebrating unsigned, independent artists coming out of the 413 area.


STRONG and Pleasant is made possible with the support of our generous Sponsors: River Valley Co-op, Electric Eyes Records, Northfire Recording Studio, Eastside Grill, Fitzwilly’s Restaurant, Roots Renegade Promotions, Valley Free Radio, PRIA Music Marketing, HampGrown, Famtasia Family, FestiQuest, and Mana Festival.


Single Day Passes

$10 ~ Thursday 6/6 (7pm-1am)
$15 ~ Friday 6/7 (7pm-2am)
$20 ~ Saturday 6/8 (3pm-2am)

Available for purchase at the Door at any event venue the day of show

Single Venue Passes

Available for purchase at the Door at any event venue for $5-$10

Advance Tickets

$40  ~ 3 Day Pass (Thu 6/6, Fri 6/7, Sat 6/8)
$30 ~ 2 Day Pass (Fri 6/7, Sat 6/8)

Available for purchase HERE and at Progression Brewing Company

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