Massasoit Day culminates the year-long celebration of the College’s 50th anniversary. We’re excited to open up our Brockton Campus for a day of free family-friendly fun, and hope you will join us for music, food, games, and more.

All events will be held rain or shine on the Brockton Campus at 1 Massasoit Boulevard.

The FREE daytime events begin at noon with food, music, activities, games, coloring, and arts & crafts. At 6:30, local artist Jo Ann Rothschild will host an art exhibit in the Fine Arts building, and at 7:30, our evening performance from Shirley Alston Reeves and Tom Rush will get underway. Tickets are now on sale at $35 and $50 for VIP seating, which includes a meet and greet with the artists following the show.

Check back often for updates as the event gets closer or email mcc50celebration@massasoit.mass.edu with any questions!

Daytime Events

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Specifics of the day's events are still being confirmed. Check back here often to see what we've added!

Food

A variety of food options will be available for purchase. Confirmed food vendors include:

Uncle Shawarma
Amaro Bros. Ice Cream
Marylou's Coffee
The Deli
Village Pizza & Subs

Activities, performances & more

Visit from a Brockton Fire Department Fire Truck
Life-Size Candy Land
Face Painting
Sand & Spin Art
Chalk Drawing
Learn-to-solder Blinky Robots
Giant Board Games
Bird House Building
Instructional Drumming Sessions
Art Display from Brockton Arts!

MUSIC

Our live music stage will have rotating acts throughout the day. Check back closer to June 3 for a detailed timeline of performers.

Garry Coole, Blues Guitarist - 12:00 p.m.
Scrambled Eggs, Beatles Cover Band - 12:40 p.m.
NoteAble Blend
, All-women Barbershop Chorus - 1:20 p.m.
Two Tabers, Electric Piano Duo - 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Emilian Badea - 2:45 p.m.
UMC's HIP Band - Gospel, R&B Group featuring William Newton, former lead singer of The Platters - 3:20 p.m.

Coloring Contest

Kids 12 and under are invited to enter our Massasoit Day coloring contest! Download and complete the coloring book page found here, put your name, age, and contact information on the back, and bring the page to Massasoit Day June 3 to be entered to win one of three fun prize packs! Pages will also be available to complete at Massasoit Day. 

Evening Events

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Artist Jo Ann Rothschild joins us in advance of the evening's concert for a special exhibit on display in the lobby of the Buckley Performing Arts Center.

Jo Ann is an abstract painter and printmaker based in Boston. She is the first artist to receive the Maud Morgan Purchase Prize of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. In addition to large scale mixed media abstractions, Jo Ann makes prints, etchings, water colors on paper, mixed media pieces on paper, and oils on linen.  

In addition to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Jo Ann's work is in the collections of the Fogg Museum, the deCordova Museum, Mills College, Tufts University, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Tufts University, MIT, and right here at Massasoit.

7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

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Shirley alston reeves

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, The Shirelles had six top ten singles in the early 1960s with Shirley on lead vocals, including “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Mama Said,” and “Baby, It’s You.” In 1975, Shirley launched a solo career, and continues to tour with her band.

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TOM RUSH

Folk rock singer Tom Rush has had a long career as a singer songwriter, and has performed at Massasoit several times over the years. His early recordings included versions of songs by Jackson Browne, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell. Tom continues to tour regularly with special guests.

Tickets

General admission tickets are $35.

VIP tickets are $50 and include a meet and
greet with the artists following the show.

FAQs

How much do daytime events cost?
All daytime events are FREE of cost. There will be food available for purchase.

What if I need ADA accommodations?
We're happy to accommodate any requests for getting around our campus. We ask that you make requests no later than May 26; we cannot guarantee accommodations after that date. 
Please email mcc50celebration@massasoit.mass.edu.

Can I access the campus by public transportation?
Yes! Our Brockton Campus is accessible via BAT bus route 6.

Contact Us

Want to learn more about Massasoit Community College or have questions about Massasoit Day that aren't covered here? Email us at mcc50celebration@massasoit.mass.edu or fill out the form below.

Interested in volunteering for Massasoit Day? Thanks! Click here to sign up.

We look forward to seeing you on June 3!

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Massasoit Community College
has locations in Brockton, Canton, and Middleborough. 

All Massasoit Day activities, both day and evening, will be held in Brockton.

Massasoit Community College
Brockton Campus
1 Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of Massasoit Day. 

WATD 95.9 FM
Massasoit Community College Foundation