Yes, it’s finally confirmed: we (at MASS MoCA) will be hosting another incarnation of the WILCO Solid Sound Festival June 24-26, 2011. Mark your calendars.
The inaugural festival in 2010 was an amazing amount of work for the entire MASS MoCA staff (we had never done anything on that scale before), but it was a huge success, with incredible performers and over 5,000 attendees in a truly spectacular setting. It should be even bigger and better in 2011.
In honor of the return of the Solid Sound Festival, I’m claiming WILCO’s What Light as the official song of Assets for Artists. The song is not about artists as entrepreneurs, but it IS about making art fearlessly, which is ultimately what I hope can be cultivated and sustained through Assets for Artists. And it’s just an incredibly beautiful song. If you don’t know it, you have to listen. You can listen and buy through WILCO’s website.
Hope to see you at Solid Sound 2011.