ROCKLAND — On Saturday, March 14, the Farnsworth Art Museum’s  membership group, known as [Collective], will host its 4th annual BASH. This year’s BASH will feature the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Baghra Funk band Red Baraat, which NPR recently called “the best party band in years.” The 2015 BASH, which is open to members and nonmembers alike, will take place at the Farnsworth’s Wyeth Center, on the corner of Union Street and Grace Street in Rockland beginning at 8 p.m.

Drawing inspiration from the Hindu festival of Holi, the Farnsworth brings together the Midcoast’s creative community, Farnsworth members and fun-seekers for the annual BASH. The [Collective] is a membership group who have come together to help attract a younger audience to the Farnsworth Art Museum through the presentation of intriguing programs and vibrant social events.

This year, the BASH will feature live music by Red Baraat, an eight-piece brass band from Brooklyn, New York, which the Village Voice recently said:

“Red Baraat have the locomotion of an army”¦ they’re nonstop revelry for any light soul who can match their boundless energy, a fiery blend of raucous Indian bhangra and funky New Orleans brass. The result, needless to say, is completely riotous. Their debut CD, Chaal Baby is an unstoppable blend of Bollywood hijacks and funk freakier than anything Madlib picked up on his trip to India.” 

As in the first three [Collective] BASHes, the space will be transformed through installations created by local artists. A dance floor, Indian-themed snacks and two bars will round out the festivities. Tickets are free for [Collective] members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please visit

The 2015 [Collective] BASH is sponsored in part by Cafe Miranda, FMC, Samoset Resort, Strand Theatre and WERU-FM. The primary media sponsor of the [Collective] is Maine Magazine.