Shea Presents: TapRoots Winter Ball

Shea Presents: TapRoots Winter Ball

Friday, December 15, 2023, 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Doors at 7:00/ Show at 8:00. Vendors and local artisans will also be in the theater! $16.00 ADV/$20.00 DOOR

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The Shea Presents:

TapRoots Winter Ball

Ft. live music by TapRoots and Mal Maiz

Vendors and local artisans will also be in the theater!

WHEN: Friday, December 15th 2023 at 8pm

WHERE: Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

TICKETS: $16 in advance/ $20 at the door

Accessibility Notice: Our theater and first-floor gender-neutral restroom are wheelchair accessible. There will be alcohol on-site for this event.


TapRoots is Deep Tracks with Deep Roots for the Body, Mind and Soul! Charting new musical territory with their unique and complex mix of funk, soul, salsa, afrobeat, reggae, afrocuban jazz, rock, samba and folkloric rhythms, TapRoots travels beyond the borders of traditional popular music, bringing the listener on a journey filled with catchy hooks, pulsing rhythms, and intricate musical motifs, synthesized into a powerful, deeply rooted, listening experience. Blazing horn lines, danceable grooves, thought provoking lyrics and a tangible sense of the spirit are braided together into a powerful unified statement of joy, community, social change and upliftment!


Mal Maïz is a Vermont-based musical group that explores the psychedelic side of Latin music, weaving modern and traditional rhythms from Central and South America. The story telling behind each song is designed in a poetic way, elaborating the complexity of the myths and legends that one time were part of the oral culture of Central America. You can feel the expression of their art through the fire and passion that ignited from their hearts. Maiz “Brujo” Vargas started this group 9 years ago at the epicenter of the Vermont music scene: Burlington, selecting a group of some of the most professional musicians that Vermont has brought to the contemporary music scene.

Mal Maïz delivers explosive and complex sounds that will make you dance, celebrate and heal your soul.


The Shea provides performance space for a variety of attractions designed to appeal to the widest range of tastes. Musical offerings include folk, pop, rock, swing, jazz, country and traditional. Theatrical productions encompass musical comedy, drama, comedy, and political satire. In addition, audiences can take advantage of magic shows, children's shows and silent film revivals.

The Shea, with the help of a wonderful corps of volunteers, has been attracting a growing audience and as a result is bringing people into Turners Falls from an ever larger geographical area. This growth has put the Shea on a firmer financial footing, providing the basis for expectations of an even more exciting future for this vital community asset.


All ages

$16 adv/$20 day of show


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

Australis AquacultureArtisan Beverage CooperativeBenjamin CompanyBerkshire Brewing CompanyCohn and Company Real Estate AgencyCommunity CreditCommon CapitalCommunity Foundation of Western MassachusettsConnecticut River InternistsDean's BeansEasthampton Savings BankFirstLight GDF SueznaGill TavernGoff MediaGreat Falls HarvestGreen River FestivalGreenfield Community CollegeGreenfield Cooperative BankGreenfield Savings BankLootMassachusetts Cultural CouncilMontague WebWorksNortheast SolarPeople's PintRainmaker ConsultingThe RendezvousSolar Store of GreenfieldStobierski and ConnorTold VideoTrue North TransitTurn It Up

Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!