September 4, 2021

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 – Salsa in the Park w/ Dj Bongohead

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 - Salsa in the Park w/ Dj Bongohead

Date(s) - Saturday, September 4, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Northampton Summer Park Series 2021

Saturday September 4th 5:30pm Salsa in the Park w/ DJ Bongohead
All Vinyl Pan-Latin Sounds

Pablo Yglesias is one of the founders of Peace & Rhythm DJ collective & record label. He thrills us with his endless enthusiasm and knowledge of global funkiness.  As a writer and historian he has informed on many musical subjects from latin & funk to jazz & punk via the likes of Wax Poetics, his Rough Guides overviews and more. The author/curator of Cocinando! Fifty Years of Latin Album Cover Art (PAP), he also regularly spins vinyl as DJ Bongohead and works in the fields of art and graphic design. His compilation series The Afrosound of Colombia has helped re-launch a worldwide focus on the riches of Colombian music. Peace & Rhythm are proud to be teamed with Vampisoul Records of Madrid to continue bringing the Colombian rare-groove heat! Thanks to Bongohead for all his dedicated hard work in the Discos Fuentes reissue program.

Come out to enjoy long summer nights in Downtown Northampton with free live music in Pulaski Park! The Northampton Arts Council, in its sixth year of presenting concerts in the Park, continues a long-held musical tradition that dates back to the 1970’s. Join us for live music and dancing in our beautiful park. We are presenting six shows this summer in July, August, and September. Shows start at 5:30pm and go until 7:30pm.

Some important information: Please bring sunblock, drinking water, and a blanket to sit on. No pop up tents or chairs with metal legs are permitted on the grass turf at Pulaski Park. For questions please contact or call 413-587-1069. A2Z Kids Zone will be in attendance at this show.


We couldn’t present these shows without our sponsors:

Headline Gold Sponsor: The City of Northampton and Cornucopia Natural Wellness Market

Media Sponsors: 93.9 & 101.5 FM The River,  Daily Hampshire Gazette, The Republican/MassLive, New England Public Media, Northampton Open Media

Stage Bronze Sponsors: Delap Real Estate, A2Z Science & Learning Store, Eastside Grill, Hotel Northampton, River Valley Co-op, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts


Our mission is to showcase the best music from the valley alongside top notch touring acts while bringing together the local community to enjoy the many benefits of our picturesque downtown. Outdoor concerts on summer nights in downtown Northampton is a tradition that dates back to the 1970s. Since that time, Northampton has been fertile ground for producing unique original music, often renowned on the national level. The lineup for the 2021 series reflects this trend and will showcase acts of varying age & style to each other and the community at large. This year, the Northampton Arts Council is producing the summer series in what promises to be the best summer yet!

Upcoming Shows:

Saturday Sept 4 @ 5:30pm Salsa in the Park w/ Dj Bongohead

Tuesday August 17 @ 4:00pm         Transperformance 31: Unsung Heroes
                                                          at Pines Theater, Look Park Florence, MA