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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. 

upcoming events

  • CANCELED: Hiroya Tsukamoto
    CANCELED: Hiroya Tsukamoto
    Sep 25, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Due to circumstances outside of our control, this show has been canceled/postponed to [date if postponed]. If you have purchased tickets to this event they will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you at events in the future.
  • Art & Mind: Reflection of Women, Femmes, and Our Mental Health During Covid
    Art & Mind: Reflection of Women, Femmes, and Our Mental Health During Covid
    Sep 26, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
    Zoom
    "Art & Mind" is an art show series featuring marginalized artists developed by Black disabled activist and creative art coordinator Amaranthia Sepia and co-created by her Mom, Claire Jones, a Caribbean Black (Bajan) creative + domestic violence and marginalized women survivors’ advocate.
  • Jason Yeager Quartet feat. Jerry Bergonzi with special guest Julie Benko, "Unstuck in Time"
    Jason Yeager Quartet feat. Jerry Bergonzi with special guest Julie Benko, "Unstuck in Time"
    Oct 01, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Framingham native, Berklee piano professor, and New York City-based pianist/composer Jason Yeager makes his first hometown performance since the start of the pandemic with an all-star quartet, featuring legendary saxophonist, composer, educator, and mentor Jerry Bergonzi.
  • The Shining (Free Screening)
    The Shining (Free Screening)
    Oct 02, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny. As the family discovers the hotel's dark secrets, Jack begins to unravel...
  • Rock Off Main
    Rock Off Main
    Oct 08, 7:30 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    $8 at the Door Featuring: Archive Her: Framingham, MA One Second: Sherborn, MA Villain of the War: Boston, MA School of Rock House Band: Natick, MA
  • Jazz Jam + Show
    Jazz Jam + Show
    Oct 14, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac: downtown music + arts, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    The Jazz Jam is back! Our hosts, James Merenda of Tickle Juice and Joe Raia, will make musicians from beginner to pro feel at home on the stage. Come for the show and stay for the jam.
  • The Rough & Tumble w/ Prateek and The Sparrow Blue
    The Rough & Tumble w/ Prateek and The Sparrow Blue
    Oct 15, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    The Rough & Tumble aren’t casual road dogs, but they aren’t letting on, either. From their upbeat, commanding stage presence and sharp banter, to their earworm-inducing melodies and heartstring lyrics, this dumpster-folk/thriftstore Americana duo refuses to bring the haggard road-worn stereotype...
  • Five O'Clock Shadow
    Five O'Clock Shadow
    Oct 16, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    At its core, these six vocalists produce rock solid leads and harmonies, while exploring instrumental mimicry and creating unique textures that excite, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. Throughout its 30 year history, Five O’Clock Shadow has redefined the possibilities of vocal music.
  • Rock Off Main
    Rock Off Main
    Nov 05, 7:30 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    $8 at the Door Featuring: Screaming Sushi: Wellesley, MA Michael Trodden Band: Wilmington, MA Screaming Goats: Wellesley, MA Idiocity Killed the Cat: Natick, MA
  • Re-Animator
    Re-Animator
    Nov 06, 8:00 PM EDT
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses.
  • Jazz Jam + Show
    Jazz Jam + Show
    Nov 11, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown music + arts, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    The Jazz Jam is back! Our hosts, James Merenda of Tickle Juice and Joe Raia, will make musicians from beginner to pro feel at home on the stage. Come for the show and stay for the jam.
  • Our World Is Not Black & White
    Our World Is Not Black & White
    Nov 12, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Post-screening Q&A session with the directors and crew! William Ho mobilized artists and dancers based in Massachusetts to create personal pieces about how the pandemic has changed them.
  • Comedy Open Mic
    Comedy Open Mic
    Nov 18, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Amazing Comedy Open Mic Returns with Malik Haddadi hosting! Take the stage with new material, build your skill in a supportive community, come to enjoy the show!
  • David Eure
    David Eure
    Nov 19, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    David Eure currently teaches jazz violin at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education. Eure bridges the classical and jazz divide, and following his work with jazz pianist Yasko Kubota, Eure continues to explore African and Latin American cultural roots.
  • Porch Party Mamas
    Porch Party Mamas
    Nov 20, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Inspired by playing and singing each others songs at their own "porch parties", these established Boston area musicians and singer/songwriters decided to combine their individual talents and create their own brand of Urban Folk, Country and Blues.
  • New Black Eagle Jazz Band
    New Black Eagle Jazz Band
    Dec 03, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    For over fifty years, from Symphony Hall to Singapore, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band has delighted audiences worldwide with its infectious, soulful and uplifting style of traditional New Orleans jazz.
  • Gremlins/Black Christmas (Double Feature)
    Gremlins/Black Christmas (Double Feature)
    Dec 04, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown arts + music, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    Join us for two holiday themed horror movies!
  • Jazz Jam + Show
    Jazz Jam + Show
    Dec 09, 8:00 PM EST
    atac: downtown music + arts, 160 Hollis St, Framingham, MA 01702, USA
    The Jazz Jam is back! Our hosts, James Merenda of Tickle Juice and Joe Raia, will make musicians from beginner to pro feel at home on the stage. Come for the show and stay for the jam.

news

programs

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PROCESS

A series of talks with artists and performers

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AMPLIFY

Our series of community
open mics.

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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.

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LIVE EVENTS

Diverse and eclectic curation of live musicians and performers.