Hilltown Families

October 2nd Episode Listen Now Featured video: The Flannery Brothers perform “Pirate or Parrot?” off of their new CD, The New Explorers Club. Repeat Button Award We’re loving The Okee Dokee...

There's a lot of great new kids music on the scene these days, and a lot of great releases from years past too! Here in this post to "Must-Hear Music...

Listen Now Back-to-School Episode Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am September 11th & 12th, 2010 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA Featured Video: Our friends...

We’ve become big recyclers, we drive fuel efficient cars, and we take our reusable bags to the grocery store...but even though the best way to teach a kid any lesson is...

New Music Giveaway A Family Album by The Verve Pipe By far, A Family Album by The Verve Pipe is one of our favorite family CD’s to come out this year...

The Bazillions Take a tablespoon of Recess Monkey, add a heaping cup of The Hipwaders, and stir in a bit of power pop to even out the heavy rock flavor, and...

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Education and Community Programs Present Free Friday Mornings for the Tanglewood 2010 Season Homeschool parents, educators, and community and youth groups in Western MA are invited to...

More Lullabies I’m a huge advocate of using music as a way to signal everyday events. This works especially well for special needs kids who may need a little extra help...

New Music Giveaway Winners The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band by Laurie Berkner Congratulations to: Alison Webster of Wilbraham, MA Jennifer Keen of South Haldey, MA Alison and Jennifer have...

Willie Nelson & Family at Mountain Park Holyoke, MA Sunday, August 8th, 2010 @ 7pm Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win...

Amber Bobnar reviews Laurie Berkner's new "Best Of" CD for this weeks Must-Hear Music Monday Column

LISTEN TO PODCAST 8th Birthday Episode Featured Video: “Figure Eight” by They Might Be Giants Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am July 3rd & 4th, 2010 WXOJ LP – 103.3...

Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti Locally Produced by Spare the Rock Records With a national release on August 10th, Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti is the first release from...

LISTEN TO PODCAST Amber’s 2010 Spring Picks Playlist by Amber Bodnar of Boston Children’s Music Amber has put together a list of her and her son’s top 12 songs from this...

New Music Giveaway Jungle Gym by Justin Roberts Justin Roberts has released a new family CD, Jungle Gym, and we have two copies to giveaway to two lucky families!   Deadline to...

Fox & Branch There are so many choices in kids’ music these days, from hip hop to rock, pop to reggae, and everything in between. But if you’re looking for something...

LISTEN TO PODCAST Father’s Day Episode with Guest DJ Yosi & The Superdads Featured Video: “Educated Kid” by The Hipwaders Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am June  19th & 20th,...

LISTEN TO PODCAST New Tunes for June Episode Lots of new music to share this week.  Like what you hear?  Support these great indie artists and add their music to your...

Win a 4-Pack of Day Pass Tickets to the GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL The Weekend of July 17th & 18th, 2010 At GCC in Greenfield, MA Hilltown Families and the Green River...

Randy Kaplan Guest DJ Show Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am May 22nd & 23rd, 2010 WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio Northampton, MA  Archived Podcasts ♦...

New Music Giveaway The Kids Are All Id by Randy Kaplan Randy Kaplan has released a new family CD, The Kids Are All Id, and we have a signed copy to...

16th Annual SPRINGFEST Event to Take Over Downtown Northampton On Saturday, May 22nd, students and faculty of the Northampton Community Music Center will take to the streets for a day of...

Must-Hear Music Monday We’ve been listening to lots of new—and some not so new—music that’s super cool. Local favorite Liz Buchanan recently released a new CD and so did Princess Katie...

Discover fun and educational events happening this weekend in Western Mass, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast. SUGGEST AN EVENT If you have a family friendly...

Chris Smither at Memorial Hall Shelburne Falls, MA Friday, June 4th, 2010 @ 8pm On June 4th, Chris Smither will be performing a Friday night fund-raising concert at Memorial Hall in...

Hilltown Spring Festival Performance Schedule Saturday, May 15th, 2010 from 10am-7pm Cummington Fairgrounds, Cummington, MA 10:30am Hampshire Chamber Singers Hilltown Charter Cooperative Public School Chorus 11:30am The Shapeshifters: Scottish A Capella...

The Primate Fiasco Returns to the Hilltown Spring Festival with a Kids Show on Saturday, May 15th @ 2pm The Primate Fiasco is normally found in front of a mob of...

WIN A FAMILY PACK OF FREE TICKETS & CD: Brady Rymer Sunday Matinee Concert for Families At the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA Hilltown Families and Spare the Rock, Spoil the...

Celebrate Music Diversity at the Hilltown Spring Festival This year at the Hilltown Spring Festival, the Hilltown CDC will be featuring 15 bands on 2 stages! Musical offerings at the Festival...