Who inspires you? Festival of Trees 2019 features more than 100 dazzling holiday displays that celebrate those who motivate us to reach great heights, attempt the impossible, and change the world. Each tree in this family-favorite exhibit is designed and decorated by a local business, school, or organization in honor of their own heroes, from the action-packed caped crusaders of the silver screen to the everyday heroes in our community. Throughout this year’s festival, guests will be invited to share what they believe makes a hero as part of a special, constantly evolving display.
As the nineteenth century progressed, the Shakers increasingly relied on hired labor for construction, maintenance, and agricultural work. Lear about the building that housed the hired men in this special tour, offered in addition to regular daily tours.
Learn about the building that once was the center of conducting business with “the World.” Find out why the building was renovated in the Victorian style and what kinds of visitors stopped by. Other tours and demos in various locations are offered throughout the day.
The beautifully decorated historic village is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. Learn some fascinating history in our authentic buildings, take a walk on the Farm to Forest Trail, eat at Seeds Market Cafe, and shop at Shaker Mercantile.
Max Creek has reached its fourth decade of playing music, and you’d be hard pressed to find a music fan in the Northeast that hasn’t heard of them. Creek’s style lacks pretense; there is no genre title that can define them. From the beginning, they mixed rock, country, reggae, soul, jazz and calypso in with their own great songwriting, and it all comes out sounding like Creek.
The band is joyous, and their stage is full of smiles and laughter, both during and between songs. All one has to do is glance into the crowd to see the feeling is contagious. Creek is also engaging, sculpting lengthy shows on-the-fly from their 200+ song catalog with rockers, ballads, deep jams and crowd sing-alongs. Furthermore, Creek is, most definitely, a family. 40-odd years in, the audience is a multi-generational stew—it’s not uncommon to witness old-school “Creek Freeks” getting down with their teenage (or older!) kids.
Creek itself is multigenerational. The “front line” of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Mark Mercier and bassist John Rider has remained intact since the mid-’70s, and the current drums and percussion team of Bill Carbone and Jamemurrell Stanley weren’t even born when Max Creek was founded.
General Admission in Orchestra • Reserved seating in Mezzanine
The Berkshires is a hotbed of outstanding musicians. From worldwide legends to amazing regional and local talent, the area serves as home to an incredible array of eclectic performers. An outstanding group of these talented musicians will take the stage at The Colonial to pay tribute and celebrate the great songs and amazing musical career of the legendary Jackson Browne.
This one time concert will feature a mix of incredible Berkshire musicians, including: Steve Ide, Bobby Sweet, Matt Cimini, Ed Moran, Jack Waldheim, Diane Wieland, Rob Sanzone, Bruce Mandel, Jeanne Laurin, Danny Hamilton, Dave “Burnt” Bacon and more, plus a special guest appearance by legendary Northampton troubadour Ray Mason.