Welcome to ātac!

CREATING COMMUNITY THROUGH THE ARTS

We are a non-profit arts organization in downtown Framingham, MA. Founded in 2005, we host high quality, professional musicians and performers as well as being home to a variety of programs, open mics and classes. Our vision includes bringing together a diverse community of artists and art appreciators of all ages, cultures, and interests in a supportive and nurturing environment. 

Welcome to Our Virtual Venue!

Suggested Donation $15

Thank you for joining our live streaming shows! Below you can see the upcoming shows from our virtual venue that will be streamed here in addition to our Youtube, Facebook page and Twitch channel. While it is free to tune in, please keep in mind that this is how the musicians make a living (and how ātac stays open). 


Please use the donation link above to contribute to the show. If you would prefer you can mail a check to:

160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702 

 

Your support allows us to continue bringing you fantastic music into the comfort of your living room!

 

upcoming events

  • David Wilcox
    Mandolin.com
    Feb 26, 7:30 PM EST
    Mandolin.com
    Wilcox, by so many measures, is a quintessential folk singer, telling stories full of heart, humor, and hope, substance, searching, and style. His innate sense of adventure and authenticity is why critics and colleagues, alike, have always praised not just his artistry, but his humanity, as well.
  • Carrie Elkin w/special guest Danny Schmidt
    atac160.org
    Feb 27, 8:00 PM EST
    atac160.org
    Carrie Elkin is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally.
  • Process: Corey Laitman
    Facebook Live
    Mar 11, 7:30 PM EST
    Facebook Live
    Corey will give a brief explanation of Steven Porges Polyvagal Theory, connecting this model of understanding the autonomic nervous system to an individual's capacity for creativity.
  • Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
    Mandolin.com
    Mar 12, 7:30 PM EST
    Mandolin.com
    The musical partnership between consummate performer Alasdair Fraser, "the Michael Jordan of Scottish fiddling", and brilliant Californian cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum between intimate chamber music and ecstatic dance energy.
  • Antje Duvekot
    atac160.org
    Mar 13, 8:00 PM EST
    atac160.org
    Duvekot is a brilliant performer who's played some of the top music festivals including The Newport Folk Fest, the Mountain Stage and Kerrville.
  • Process: Yve Holtzclaw
    Facebook Live
    Mar 18, 7:30 PM EDT
    Facebook Live
    A clumsy yet insistent maker, Yve relies on drawing to inform every part of their artistic process. In this talk, Yve will discuss the way that drawing, whether it happens with a pen, paint, or clay, forming new interpretations of the world around us.
  • Kemp Harris: CD Release Show
    atac160.org
    Mar 20, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac160.org
    Boston's best-kept secret, songwriter and singer Kemp Harris has released his first live album "Kemp Harris: Live at The Bird SF." this record captures why his fans have been growing exponentially now that his 4 decade career as an elementary school teacher is over!
  • Danny Schmidt w/special guest Carrie Elkin
    atac160.org
    Mar 27, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac160.org
    With a craftsmanship and emotional depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt, and with fantastical narratives reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer.

news

programs

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PROCESS

A series of talks with artists and performers

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AMPLIFY

Our series of open mics.
Currently postponed.

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VISUAL ARTS

Home to many artists and community engagement

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GRINDHOUSE

A monthly film series presented by Midnite Romero Society.

Currently postponed.

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LIVE EVENTS

Diverse and eclectic curation of live musicians and performers.

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