Sunset Boogaloo August 19

6PM Millside Park, Easthampton

We’re kicking-off the 2017 season of Millpond.Live with an evening of seductive soul, funk, hip-hop, and spicy Latin Boogaloo, which will surely have you on your feet dancing. This also marks the debut of our Little Boxes Exhibition, a series of shipping containers that house pop-up art installations as well as interactive sound, video, and virtual reality experiences. Our resident breweries will be tapping fresh kegs of their latest craft beverages, and local chefs will be serving a delectable selection of farm-to-table food.

What the heck is Boogaloo?

It’s a musical craze that burst out of New York City in the 1960’s, fusing popular R&B and soul music with Latin mambo and son montuno. The American Bandstand television program introduced the dance and the music to the mainstream American audience.

Owing as much to doo-wop harmonies and R&B grooves as Afro-Latin rhythms and instrumentation, boogaloo announced the coming of age for a younger generation of band leaders and musicians eager to carve a space for themselves within New York’s competitive Latin music scene. Like most dance styles, boogaloo’s reign only lasted a few years but in that time its influence spread around the world.

Meet The Artists

We’ve been busy cooking up a smorgasbord of delightful sights and sounds that you probably haven’t experienced before. We hope to pique your curiosity and invite you to discover something wonderful.