North Adams | Massachusetts

M Shanghai

September 18, 2016 at 2pm


Brooklyn-based folk collective M Shanghai plays bluegrass originals with a rock 'n' roll twist.

Founded in 2003 as a monthly show in the basement of a local Chinese restaurant—hence the band’s name—the M Shanghai String Band offers an innovative take on Americana. The 11 band members—singing and playing guitar, fiddle, viola, accordion, saw, washboard, spoons, bass, mandolin and percussion—crowd around one condenser microphone for a sound that is equal parts raucous and intimate.

Critics at Time Out New York, WNYC's "Soundcheck" and The Village Voice have praised the M Shanghai String Band for their timeless, original songs and sensational live shows. In May 2016, the group released their fifth album, Bedlam, co-produced by GRAMMY Award winner Damon Whittemore.

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Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States
Colegrove Park
Church St, North Adams, MA 01247, United States


Jennifer Crowell 

Location Info

Site Rules and Regulations

The Levitt AMP North Adams series is free and open to the public. Food vendors will be available onsite, but attendees are also welcome to bring food and drink with them to the concerts.

The following are NOT allowed on the park site:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dogs
  • Glass
  • Firearms
  • Smoking


The nearest free parking is located in the Peeble’s Lot on Main Street, a short walk from Colgrove Park. Street parking is also available near the park.

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