NEPM Events

NEPM events are where listeners join together to experience regional cultural events, discuss important issues in our communities, and celebrate nationally renowned artists and speakers and performers.   From Franklin to Hampden counties, New England Public Media brings you exciting events throughout the year together with our regional and national partners. See a list of NEPM events below or check out the Community Calendar

Ways to Connect

From Generation to Generation: The Changing Language of Disability
Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. on Zoom
Free and open to the public



A Virtual Conversation with Filmmaker Sarah Burns, Gerald Early and Nancy Lieberman, Moderated by Martin Dobrow
Wednesday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom

“Ali is rightly celebrated for his athleticism in the ring, but he was equally heroic in his willingness to stand up for what he believed was right.” — Sarah Burns, co-director, Muhammad Ali

Do you love to read? So do we! That’s why we’ve launched the NEPM Book Club —  a new quarterly meet-up dedicated to bringing NEPM friends together to chat about new, diverse and interesting fiction.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. We'll be talking about “This is How You Lose the Time War,” by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. It’s an epistolary novel about two time-traveling secret agents playing tit-for-tat across multiple timelines.

A Conversation with Author Lisa Napoli and NEPM’s Maya Shwayder
Presented by the Springfield Public Forum
Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m.

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the “women’s pages.”

Graduates from UMass Amherst in 2019 line up for commencement exercises. Most May 2020 commencement events in the U.S. were canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Office of News and Media Relations / UMass Amherst

Updated at 3:05 p.m. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, college students all over the country were sent home to finish up the school year and it soon became clear that graduation ceremonies would be canceled. 

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:00 PM (Doors at 7:30 PM)

The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

New England Public Media, the new alliance of NEPR and WGBY is proud to present A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Friday, March 13, 2020.

A festive holiday tradition from New England Public Media and The Berkshire Bach Society! What better way to ring in in the new year than with Bach? Each December, we invite you to join us for a concert befitting of the holiday season.  

We are currently accessing our event plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, you can get your fill of Bach over the airwaves! Tune in for classical music every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or stream right here on!

Joyce Skowyra / NEPR

On behalf of everyone at New England Public Radio, thank you for joining us at the Hotel Northampton Saturday night for Jazz, Baby! — what a night it was!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

We have a few snapshots from the event in the slideshow above, or relive to full evening on the album on Facebook.

If you had your portrait taken by Sloan Norris Tomlinson, photographer to the stars, he will be sending you your image, just as soon as it's ready... in the meantime, click here to see your snazzy self and the rest of the dew droppers and bearcats having a grand old time at The Hotel Northampton!

The Paula Poundstone show scheduled for Saturday, October 9th at John M Greene Hall at Smith College in Northampton has been relocated to Bromery Center for the Arts Concert Hall at UMass Amherst. All tickets for the show at Smith College will be honored at UMass and you will be contacted by the FAC Box Office with information about your relocated tickets on Monday, 9/20.

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 NEPR Arts & Humanities Awards:

Friday, March 29, 2019
8:00 p.m.
The Academy of Music 

It is one thing to attain popularity as a musician, but it is another to receive the kind of acclaim Pat Metheny has garnered from critics and peers. Metheny has won 20 Grammy Awards, countless polls as "Best Jazz Guitarist," three gold records and in 2015 was inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame becoming only the fourth guitarist to be included and its youngest member.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
John M. Green Hall at Smith College
60 Elm Street
Northampton, MA


Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

John M. Green Hall at Smith College

60 Elm Street

Northampton, MA 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
The Academy of Music Theatre
174 Main Street
Northampton, MA

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NEPR is proud to present Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Academy of Music Theatre this coming February.

Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The Academy of Music Theatre
174 Main Street
Northampton, MA 


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New England Public Radio is proud to present Madeleine Peyroux at the Academy of Music Theatre this fall! 

From the Top
From the Top

Each week, NPR’s From the Top shares the stories and performances of outstanding classically-trained musicians, ages 8 to 18 here on New England Public Radio. This November, From the Top will be performing live at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts and we want to showcase the best musicians from western Mass and Connecticut on national radio.

Saturday, December 30, 2017
7:30 pm
The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street, Northampton, MA

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New England Public Radio and The Berkshire Bach Society continue the annual tradition! Enjoy Bach at New Year's with Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, Founder of the Emerson String Quartet, and a program of Bach, Purcell and Mozart. Celebrate the New Year in Style!