Meltdown 2016 is Saturday!

Meltdown 2016 is Saturday!

Meltdown 2016: a festival for kids and their grown-ups!
Saturday, March 26, 2016. 10am-4pm.
Smith Vocational High School, Northampton

Yankee Candle, 93.9 the River and yc_village_stack_blackHits 94.3 proudly present Meltdown 2016, Saturday March 26th, Smith Vocational High School, Northampton MA.


Three stages of music, authors, puppets and storytellers. A dance club. Petting zoo. Bounce house, circus, food court, vendors and so much more. And it’s all FREE!


Main Stage

PB-Horizontal-Blue-SmallPresented by PeoplesBank

The Main Stage room has plenty of space for dancing, tables for sitting and snacking, all our food vendors plus books, CDs and more!

Music from these performers:  Vered at 10. Latin Grammy-winning Mister G performing at 11. Moona Luna at 12. The Deedle Deedle Dees at 1. Ratboy Jr. at 2 and Grammy-nominated Alastair Moock & Friends at 3.

Readings from these children’s book authors/illustrators: Kelly Light. Ame Dyckman. Bob Shea. Molly Burnham. And Jarrett’s Drawing Party with Nicole Tadgell and Anna Alter!

Craft Corner

WEBS 40th logoPresented by WEBS, America’s Yarn Store

Get crafty in the WEBS Craft Corner with a fun, FREE project – this year, make necklaces and bracelets with cork beads!



The Chill Room

Do you love puppets and stories? You’ll love the Chill Room! A day full of puppet shows and storytelling featuring Tom Knight Puppets, Talking Hands Theatre and Tom McCabe from Paintbox Theatre.

The Lounge

Presented by Greenfield Savings Bank

GSB-LOGO-RGB-8x2-600dpi-030316-222Get up close with small stage performances by Matt Heaton, In the Nick of Time, KB Whirly,  Sarah Aroeste and more!


The Meltdown Get Down Dance Party

Oasis_DayCampPresented by Oasis Summer Camp at Smith College

Dance the day away in our kid friendly club where DJ Trumpy from Hits 94.3 spins pop hits and family friendly dance music!

The Gym
LogoTwo_Italics Presented by LIA Auto Group

Play with the giant Lia Matchbox car track! Watch the acrobatic circus performers from SHOW Circus Studio and New England Center for Circus Arts or just bounce in the bounce house! Check out the exotic animals from the Forest Park Zoo in the lobby!

Petting Farm

rivervalleycooplogoPresented by River Valley Coop and the Smith Vocational and Technical High School Future Farmers of America.

Meet all the animals in the barn! Pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys and more, and find out about how you can go to high school and learn to be a farmer!

Food Court

Enjoy fun and healthy treats from local vendors Cup and Top Cafe, Bart’s Ice Cream, Holyoke Hummus Co. and more in our Food Court!

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