An invitation-only night for everyone who's helped make the Wassaic Project what it is over the past ten years. We've got four great bands and plenty of oh-so-delicious catered BBQ.
7:00 PM Molly Joyce
7:30 PM Jackson Pines
8:00 PM Pool Cosby
9:00 PM 88 Palms
10:00 PM Taraka Larson (DJ)
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Summer Exhibition Hours
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Art Nest Hours
88 Palms is a re-awakening of disco crate digging and a throwback to the glory days and decadence of Broadway's Studio 54. Born of a mutual love of vintage synthesizers, classic disco, and house, their debut EP "Love Safari" sees vocalist/songwriter Ria Bouttier and keyboardist/producer Morgan Wiley (of Midnight Magic, ex Hercules & Love Affair) realizing their beachy, tropical disco dreams.
Pool Cosby is a sample-based electronic band from New York consisting of producers Jacuzzi Jefferson, Kevin Kuh, and Otto Botté. After a series of EPs that garnered a fair amount of attention, the group released their debut full length "Blind Gold" in 2017. The album features an electronic blend of jazz, hip-hop, and pop paired with live strings, brass, and woodwinds. The album also features an eclectic list of artists from rappers Raekwon, Kool A.D. and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire to singers Andrianne Lenker, valentein, DUVV, Tiger Darrow, and Hannah Sumner.
Pool Cosby is featured on Episode 1 of the upcoming series Driving the Sound of the Future, where they teamed up with BMWi and Harman/Kardon.
Jackson Pines is an indie folk duo from Jackson, New Jersey. Featuring Joe Makoviecki on vocals and guitar and James Black on bass, their debut LP, Even When I'm Gone, released in 2017.
Molly Joyce, composes and performs music that has been described as one of “serene power” (New York Times), written to “superb effect” (The Wire), and “energetic, heady and blisteringly emotive” (Paste Magazine). Her works have been commissioned and performed by several distinguished ensembles including the New World Symphony, New York Youth Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the New Juilliard, Decoda, and Contemporaneous ensembles.
Our 2018 summer exhibition, Change of State, features art from over 50 emerging contemporary artists and sprawls throughout all seven floors of Maxon Mills. Stop by from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and explore all you want.
Coming from NYC? We’re located right at the end of Metro-North’s Harlem line, a ~2-hour ride from Grand Central. Our Getaway Package saves you up to $20 round-trip, and $5 of your ticket price gets donated back to the Wassaic Project.
Driving? Parking is $20, and will be available at Maxon Mills, The Lantern, and Pawling Rubber Factory (across from the mill). Limited street parking is available as well.
More details on getting to Wassaic here.
Food and Drink
$10 gets you some kick-ass BBQ by Isabel Kagan of Trough Catering. Want pizza instead? The Lantern will be open, too.
We'll also have beer available from Svendale Brewing and Peak Organic.
Photos by Walker Esner, Verónica González Mayoral, and Tony Turner