Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Pines Theater at Look Park

The Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park, commonly referred to as Look Park, is a park in Florence, Massachusetts in Hampshire Country. The park is open year round.

Look Park, consisting of over one hundred & fifty acres, was gift to the City of Northampton from Mrs. Fannie Burr Look, wife of Frank Newhall Look. She provided the land, funds for its development and a trust fund for its upkeep. Additionally, operation and maintenance funds are dependent upon visitor fees, grants, and gifts. The park receives no funding from the city or state. The park was made open to the public in 1930. The Park is a city-owned park and is administered as a non-profit organization.

The Pines Theater is an outdoor amphitheater located within the park. The stage is built out of Goshen stone, along with the entryway and sound towers. The theater holds the annual “Transperformance” concert, a music festival hosted by The Northampton Arts Council and the Parent Teacher Organizations of the Northampton Public Schools. Famous artists to perform at the venue include Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Smooth Jazz fans will attend the 2012 Cancer Crushing Jazz Fest featuring artists such as Chieli Minucci, Eric Leone, Jeff Golub Band, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Karen Briggs, Lao Tizer, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliott, Vincent Ingala.

Pines Theater at Look Park, Northampton, Massachusetts