2013 WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION
March 9th and 10th, 2013
9:30am to 3:30pm Northampton Center for the Arts
The Sacred Harp, continuously in print since 1844, is the backbone of one of this country's oldest, most vital, and soul-stirring musical traditions. You have to sing it to believe it! Free -- No experience necessary -- Come and go as you please. Dinner on the grounds at noon both days.
Best Western Northampton
117 Conz St, Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060-3883, USA
Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst Area
24 Bay Road, Hadley, Massachusetts, USA 01035
Tel: +1-413-586-4851 Fax: +1-413-586-8619
Click here for an extensive list of public transportation options. Contact the Convention Chair for advice on who to contact in their home singing community to arrange carpools.
From the NorthEast: Route 2 West (accessible from I-495, I-190, and Route 202) will take you to I-91 South. Then follow "From the North" directions below.
From the North: Coming south on I-91, take exit 20. This will put you on King St (Route 5) heading south. Drive for approx 1.5 miles, until you pass the Hotel Northampton on your right, and you come to the stop light at the center of town. Take a right onto Main St. Follow directions below for "In Northampton".
From the East or West:
Take I-90 (MassPike) to exit 4. After the toll booth, signs will lead you to I-91 North. Then follow directions for "From the South" below.
From the South:
From I-91 going North, take exit 18. At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Route 5 going North. After about 8/10ths of a mile, you will come to the stop light at the center of town. Turn left onto Main St. Follow directions below for "In Northampton".
Main Street slightly curves around to the right. At the stop light up ahead, get into the left hand turn lane. The Center for the Arts (CFA) building will be in front of you to the left. Turn left onto New South St., and the CFA is the first building to your right.
Roundhouse Lot Parking
Parking is available in a lot behind the Academy of Music building (which is in front of the Center for the Arts (CFA)). To get to this parking lot, go past the CFA and turn left at the next light on to Old South Street and take another left at the next light and the parking entrance will be on your left. Park on the far end of this parking lot, walk up the steps and across the street to the CFA.
Smith College Parking Garage
From Main Street, continue straight on Main St., past the CFA intersection then quickly veer left onto West St. (Rte 66) . Continue past the Forbes Library, and enter the garage at the next left. It’s free.