Arts & Entertainment

Photo By Lynne Graves

Northampton has always been synonymous with arts & entertainment here in western Massachusetts. It is a cultural hub where artists, musicians, and entertainers of all kinds have gathered and collaborated to create one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out what's happening below.

Upcoming Events

@525 Pleasant St. Northampton, MA

Salsa Thursdays

This is a Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba dance event where you can learn to dance. After the class we …

@Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton

Laurel Park: Celebrating 150 Years

Laurel Park is a cluster of 100 cottages and 5 community buildings on 40 acres of shared woodland in …

@Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton

Mary Messick and Marilyn Greco: Inspired by Nature

MARY MESSICKPrints (monoprints, etchings, collagraphs) My leaf prints are part of a larger body of …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Tuck & Patti

For 43 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell …

@The Parlor Room

Al Olender w/ michaela ANNE

BUY TICKETS - $15/$20 AL OLENDER There’s nothing scarier than being honest with yourself. For …

@297 Main Street Northampton, MA 01060

Music at the Crossroads presents Wistaria String Quartet

The Wistaria String Quartet formed in 2013 to perform George Crumb’s “Black Angels” and Steve …

@The Parlor Room

Soggy Po’ Boys w/COLD CHOCOLATE

BUY TICKETS - $18/$23 The Soggy Po Boys, native to New England, have quickly become an institution. …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Lori McKenna

On her latest release, The Balladeer (July 2020), Lori McKenna herself is offering her most …

@Three County Fairgrounds

Paradise City Arts Festival

Every October, for more than 25 years, the Paradise City Arts Festival has transformed the Three …

@The Parlor Room

William Fitzsimmons wsg Stuart Smith

You can piece together the life of William Fitzsimmons with the songs he chose to record for Covers, …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Majid Bekkas

Majid Bekkas of Morocco is one of the most dazzling practitioners of modern Gnawa music, adeptly and …

@Three County Fairgrounds

Paradise City Arts Festival

Every October, for more than 25 years, the Paradise City Arts Festival has transformed the Three …

@The Parlor Room

Ken Yates + Stephanie Lambring

Born and raised in London, Canada, Ken Yates has gained a reputation as one of his country’s …

@Three County Fairgrounds

Paradise City Arts Festival

Every October, for more than 25 years, the Paradise City Arts Festival has transformed the Three …

@City Sports Grill

City Sports Swing

Your Tuesdays are about to swing! Join us at City Sports Grill (the bar inside of the Northampton …

@School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

Youth Hip Hop Class

*SCDT presents:* ___ **HIP HOP FUNK CLASS (ages 5-8) ___ ​with Elaine Ortiz** ___ **Wednesdays, …

@The Parlor Room

Damn Tall Buildings

BUY TICKETS - $15/$20 “If you like your bluegrass served with a little punch, attitude, grit and …

@The Parlor Room

DAMN TALL BUILDINGS

“If you like your bluegrass served with a little punch, attitude, grit and gravy, with that busking …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Paolo Angeli

Paolo Angeli has sold out Carnegie Hall and collaborated with Pat Metheny, Fred Frith, Hamid Drake, …

@17 New South Street, Unit 203/204, Suite D

Art Night at The Bloomery

Art Night at The Bloomery features an art exhibition and community reception. The featured artist in …

@9 1/2 Market St. Northampton, MA 01060

Arts Night Out | Donnabelle Casis "Tintillation - An Exploration in Color"

Join us for the opening reception of "Tintillation - An Exploration in Color," with live jazz piano …

@The Parlor Room

John Smith

BUY TICKETS - $15/$20 ‘Smith's voice is a rare and deeply soulful combination of granite and …

@Bishop's Lounge

Brother Sal Blues Band

Another 50th celebration! This time, it's our Brother Sal his damn self! This will be the stuff of …

Memoir Writing Workshop

40 Center Street, Northampton MAEach of us has our own inimitable story to tell. But where to begin? …

Local Entertainment & Arts Organizations

Entertainment

Valley Advocate

Your alternative source for news, arts and entertainment in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years.

Art + Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

Downtown Northampton Association

We are a group of business owners, property owners, local residents and fans of Downtown Northampton, who have joined forces to keep downtown vibrant, engaging, eclectic and inclusive.  We love …

Entertainment

Northampton Radio Group

Northampton Radio Group, a Broadcasting & Media Production Company.  

Art + Entertainment

Pulaski Park

Pulaski Park is centrally located on Main Street in downtown Northampton. The one acre municipal park provides a natural space for all to enjoy including shade trees, walkways, benches and a play …

Art

The Bloomery Art Gallery + Meeting Place

Private art gallery + meeting place. We host art shows and events centering the lgbtq+ community and allies.

Art

United Way of Hampshire County

United Way of Hampshire County engages and inspires the people, employers, and organizations of Hampshire County to give, advocate, and volunteer on behalf of our community. Our vision is that all …

Entertainment

K and E Theater Group

K and E Theater Group is a non-profit performing arts organization whose mission is to bring unique, exciting and professional theatrical experiences to Western Massachusetts.

Entertainment

WHMP

WHMP is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Northampton, Massachusetts, it serves the Pioneer Valley.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

Spare Time Northampton and City Sports Grille

Spare Time Entertainment is the Northeast’s largest private, family-owned bowling enterprise. We pride ourselves on customer service and on providing our bowlers with the latest state-of-the-art …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Online Gift Cards + Outdoor Dining

Iconica Social Club

A platform for the modern social animal. Curated coffee menu from rotating roasters; cold pressed juice via our brand Minim Juicery; a creative, healthy and seasonal breakfast and lunch menu; weekend …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Shopping

Haven Body Arts Inc.

Haven Body Arts is a female owned & operated body art studio located in Northampton, MA. HBA brings you the most progressive body art, tattoos, and piercings in the valley.  We offer a large …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Lucky's Tattoo and Piercing

Lucky's is a custom tattoo and piercing shop located in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. We have been open since 1999, starting with piercing and then expanding ourselves to tattooing once it …

Entertainment

Pioneer Valley Ballet

At Pioneer Valley Ballet, we are cultivating an appreciation of dance on a regional level, and supporting our local arts community by training and educating the next generation of dancers and future …

Entertainment

Ireland Forever Foundation

The money raised from the festival will be put back into the festival with the long term goal of becoming a nationally recognized 3 day festival. We will financially support like minded organizations …

Entertainment

93.9 The River

WRSI, the River, is a radio station playing a genuine mix of roots, rock, folk, soul and everything in between. Different is Good!

Art

Anchor House of Artists

The Anchor House of Artists was founded in 1997 with the mission to support and expand the creative careers of artists living with mental illness, fight the social stigma that they face, and …

Art + Other

Click Workspace

CLICK Workspace offers a comfortable office environment in which creative professionals can work, create, collaborate, and share resources. We provide an atmosphere that values diversity and growth. …

Entertainment + Music

The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

The Parlor Room is right in downtown Northampton at 32 Masonic Street, next door to the Woodstar Cafe. You can’t miss it; it looks like an old brick one-room schoolhouse, but, like a clown car, holds …

Entertainment

All Out Adventures

All Out Adventures provides outdoor recreation programs to people with disabilities and their loved ones, seniors, and Veterans. We provide our programs in parks throughout Massachusetts at either no …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Northampton Arts Council

The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice (as well as other grants on a rolling basis) each year to artists and …

Entertainment + Music

Blind Moose Studios

A community based multimedia production studio in Northampton, MA // Production,Tracking, Mixing and Mastering // Sound Design

Entertainment + Music

Calvin Theatre

The historic Calvin Theatre in downtown Northampton, Mass. operates as a concert venue hosting national acts from all genres including Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, Alice Cooper, Mavis Staples, Ani …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Northampton Country Club

Founded in 1898, The Northampton Country Club combines a challenging golf course with a pleasing array of modern amenities – including a custom designed pool, updated clubhouse with a full restaurant, …

Entertainment + Music

John M. Greene Hall

John M. Greene Hall is an event venue located at Smith College in Northampton. It has hosted many prominent performers such as Bob Weir, Indigo Girls, The Pixies, Ani DiFranco, Bob Dylan, and more.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

13th Floor Music Lounge

Intimate, laid-back atmosphere. Full bar. Full PA. Stage/lights/walk-out deck. Hosting music, arts, theater, comedy, and more. Local music nightly!

Art

Paradise City

Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Welcome to a world overflowing with fresh ideas for home decorating, personal adornment, one-of-a-kind …

Art + Entertainment

Sarah Clay Voice & Flute

Vocal Coaching: Frustrated with your voice? Want to sing with more power, emotion, range, and less fatigue? I can help. I'm a compassionate teacher dedicated to helping singers find their true voice. …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

Thornes Marketplace

Today Thornes, under its familiar green awning, teems with traffic exploring the sights, sounds and smells of a contemporary bazaar. Locals and visitors alike are attracted to the vibrant colors and …

Art

Historic Northampton

Historic Northampton focuses on local history and the local community. We preserve objects and documents that illuminate the lives of past residents while creating structures through which …

Food/Drink + Entertainment

American Legion Post 28

American Legion Post 28 is located at 63 Riverside Drive, Florence MA. We are a nonprofit organization and bar, and have space to hold events for your special occasions.

Entertainment

Valley Ghost Tours

A fun and creepy way to explore the dark side of Northampton!

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Online Gift Cards + Other + Shopping

Bang Bang Body Arts

Offering body piercing, tooth gems, & tattooing- including cosmetic & medical tattooing. The studio will be ever full of incredible fine art from local, national and international …

Art + Other

Tiffany Chapman Photography

My focus as your photographer is for you to have fun, laugh, smile and remember me for all of your memory making. I would love the opportunity to create portraits that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

The Majestic Saloon

A craft beer & wine bar in downtown Northampton. Gluten free and non-alcoholic options. Offering live music & entertainment. Home of the pop-up gay bar.

Entertainment + Other

Edwards Church of Northampton

Situated at the crossroads of State, Main, and South Streets in downtown Northampton, Edwards Church serves as a home for all who seek the Holy Spirit in the midst of a too busy, often glorious, and …

Entertainment + Other

Lilly Library

Lilly Library is located in the heart of downtown Florence and has been serving the community since 1890.

Art + Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Academy of Music Theatre

In the late 19th century, Edward H.R. Lyman, a philanthropist and Northampton native, had a vision for a new venue for culture and theater in his hometown.  On May 23, 1891, the then 1000-seat …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)

From its beginnings in the 1870s, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) has been guided by the understanding that original works of art can be a powerful component of the liberal arts education, …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Bishop's Lounge

Bishop’s Lounge offers nightly music with a relaxed atmosphere. Music genres range from reggae to dance, and rock to funk; with open mic takeover and DJ on site you will not be disappointed. Bishop’s …

Art + Entertainment + Music

A.P.E. Gallery

Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd. supports contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by preserving and supporting the spaces in which they create, perform and exhibit their work.

Entertainment

Florence Civic Center

Our Hall & Kitchen are always available for rent at a very reasonable rate.

Art + Shopping

The Cotton Gallery

The Cotton Gallery is located in the center of Northampton and offers a large selection of funny Tshirts, novelty items, and souvenirs.

Art

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT)

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) is comprised of independent and internationally experienced performance artists/movement practitioners who are also innovative teachers. The goal …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

Art + Entertainment

Forbes Library

Forbes Library, the public library for Northampton, Massachusetts, provides a wide range of information, materials and services to all of the people of Northampton and Massachusetts. The library’s …

Entertainment + Music

The Pines Theater

The Pines Theater is an outdoor amphitheater located within the park. The theater holds the annual "Transperformance" concert, a music festival hosted by The Northampton Arts Council and the Parent …

Entertainment

Helen Hills Chapel

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life has offices at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, located on Elm Street across from the Office of Admission. The chapel has a large space on the main floor for …

Entertainment + Music

Look Park

Come play at Look Park! With over 150 acres of land you're sure to find something to do. Take a walk, stop by the grill or sweet shoppe for a snack or go for a ride on our steamer train. Look Park is …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Signature Sounds

Signature Sounds was formed by Jim Olsen and Mark Thayer in 1995 to promote the burgeoning acoustic music scene in and around Northampton, MA. Since our inception, we've released over 150 albums of …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Nightlife

Ye Ol' Watering Hole

In 1975, former owner and collector Al Drew decided to  put on display his sizeable beer can collection within the bar, and his original setup of the can shelves, (especially the ones suspended …

Entertainment + Other

Aligned Events LLC

Aligned Events is a full service wedding and event planning company based out of Northampton, MA.  Our services include customized event planning, management and design services and we serve New …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Shopping

NiteOwl Tattoo

NiteOwl Tattoo is dedicated to bringing you award winning tattoos at a first class experience. Our resident team of tattoo artists are extremely passionate about all things art and are available to …

Art + Entertainment

Ascendance Inner World Arts

Ascendance is a studio where the individual expressive voice can be explored, where the art of dance is practiced and trained, and where we celebrate the confluence of individuality and community.

Entertainment

Sattva Center for Archery

Sattva Center for Archery Training (formerly Amherst Archery Academy) is a full range and retail shop in Western Massachusetts, focusing on target archery.

Entertainment

Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden

Grow Food Northampton’s mission is to promote food security by advancing sustainable agriculture in the Northampton, Massachusetts area. We own a 120-acre community farm that provides access to land …

Entertainment + Shopping

Photobooth

A black and white machine on the second floor of Thornes, this fun photobooth is located in the hallway between impish and Jackson & Connor, and across from Noteworthy. The booth has been in Thornes …

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Three County Fair

Incorporated in 1818, the Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden County Agricultural Society promotes agriculture, agricultural education, agricultural science and sustainability for the region through …

Art + Online Gift Cards + Shopping

Groundings

Groundings is a Artisan Gallery, Gift Shop & Healing Center all rolled into one amazing space! We offer locally made gifts & goods along with gemstones, jewelry, books, herbs, occasion cards, …

Art + Shopping

Noho Pottery

Get in touch with your inner potter at Noho Pottery!

Entertainment

The Writer's Mill

THE WRITERS’ MILL is a shared space for writers and creative professionals of all sorts – novelists, freelancers, journalists, poets, researchers, academics, and more. Connect with a community of …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Cheap Thrills Tattoo

Tattoo studio located in Northampton, MA.

Entertainment + Other

The Botanic Garden of Smith College

The Botanic Garden of Smith College fosters environmental and social justice through teaching and learning about plants, people, and place

Art

William Baczek Fine Arts

Founded in 1996, William Baczek Fine Arts, in Northampton, Massachusetts represents artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpting, photography, video and printmaking in both …

Art

Smith College

Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, …

Art + Entertainment

Northampton Center for the Arts

The Northampton Center for the Arts (NCFA) provides affordable space for artists, performers, and educators while developing programming dedicated to arts education, multidisciplinary collaborations, …

Art + Shopping

SieberDesigns

Aviva Sieber of SieberDesigns lives and works in Northampton, MA. She has been designing and quilting for over twenty years, creating one-of-a-kind quilts, purses, home décor items, gifts and …

Art

Northampton Community Arts Trust

The Northampton Community Arts Trust’s mission is to protect and ensure the long-term vitality of the Northampton community through the acquisition and preservation of affordable and accessible space …

Art + Entertainment + Music

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

BOMBYX is a non-profit organization established to steward the property at 130 Pine Street, in Florence, Massachusetts - a historic gathering place founded by abolitionists who championed …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

R. Michelson Galleries

R. Michelson Galleries is the largest commercial art gallery in western Massachusetts. Art originally exhibited at R. Michelson Galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Sweeney Concert Hall

Sweeney Concert Hall is one of the most sought–after concert halls in the northeast. This beautiful performance space seats more than 600, and its broad stage can readily accommodate the needs of a …

Art + Online Gift Cards + Shopping

CyclePottery

A welcoming ceramics gallery and studio to inspire, create, collaborate, and find community.  Offering studio memberships, private lessons and small group lessons. Gallery is open for sales as …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Shopping

Stone's

Tattoo artist/apprentice located in the Maplewood Shops.

Art + Entertainment + Music

A.P.E. Flex Space

A.P.E. AT HAWLEY STREET continues its core mission to support contemporary artists working in all disciplines, by preserving and supporting the spaces in which they create, perform and exhibit their …

Art

Brushworks Arts & Industry

The Brushworks Art & Industry Building is a unique multi-use Light Industrial complex, that has become the area’s premier location for local artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and the greater …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining + Summer on Strong + Taste of Northampton

Progression Brewing Co.

At Progression everything starts within our taproom walls. This special brewery that we call home is a place for our community to gather, and it is this community that keeps us constantly striving …

Entertainment + Music

WEIB-106.3 Smooth FM, Cutting Edge Broadcasting, Inc.

We are the only locally owned commercial FM radio station in the Greater Springfield, MA Metro Market. Broadcasting for more than sixteen years, we have built a reputation as a station that is …

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Entertainment

MAPS

Dispelling cultural isolationism in 7th-12th graders through a cross collaboration of two diverse public schools creating poetry, songwriting and art.