The 2017 Western Massachusetts Convention will be held on March 11 and 12 in Holyoke, MA. Check this page closer to the date for more details.
2016 WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS SACRED HARP SINGING CONVENTION
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
March 12th and 13th, 2016
10:00am to 3:30pm
Please note: this year's convention is at a new location and starts at 10am both days.
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.
- Convention Chair: Mike Nord, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Convention Vice-Chair: Emma Swartz, email@example.com
- Convention Secretary: Leland Kusmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Host Housing: Christine Andrews, email@example.com
Homewood Suites by Hilton Holyoke
357 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, MA
Quality Inn and Suites
117 Conz St, Northampton, MA
259 Elm St, Northampton, MA
Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst Area
24 Bay Road, Hadley, Massachusetts, USA 01035
See an extensive list of public transportation options. Contact the Convention Chair for advice on who to contact in your home singing community to arrange carpools.
From Northampton, you can take the B48 bus that leaves from the Academy of Music on Main Street and then drops you off at Holyoke Transportation Center on Maple Street, right across from Veteran's Park. From there it is a half a block over, take a left on Dwight Street, and Holyoke City Hall will be on your right! It is about a 2 minute walk. The very first busses of the morning on Saturday and Sunday arrive in Holyoke at 9:30am, just in time.
Free parking is available all weekend at the Ernest E. Proulx Municipal Parking Garage right next to City Hall on Dwight Street!