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

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

Paintings by Lori Lynn Hoffer Mixed Media Art by Dora Reyes and Don Carter

Reception: February 24, 3-5:30 PM Bursting with exuberant color and light, Lori Lynn’s botanical …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Revelry: Molly Bajgot Album Release Concert

Join for an inspiring evening of music as we gather to mark the much-anticipated release of Molly …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Young@Heart Up Close and Personal

Young@Heart performs for the first time in the performance space at Bombyx. As a resident theater …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Rebirth Brass Band

Hailed by the New York Times as “a New Orleans institution,” the Rebirth Brass Band has been at the …

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@Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre; 122 Green St

You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus directed by Monica Lopez Orozco

The Smith College Department presents You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus on stage. Four …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Bill Frisell THREE featuring Gregory Tardy & Rudy Royston

Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated …

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

Artist Books by Laurel Rogers, Topographical Textiles by Lee Thomson, Still Life Paintings by Steve Levin

Reception: March 16, 2-5 PM Steve Levin's still lifes are painted on copper which is cut to shape.  …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Karan Casey

Karan Casey has long been recognized as one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Bombyx Brass Collective | 3/3/2024

The Bombyx Brass Collective is a resident ensemble of the Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity, inspired …

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A Quiet Moment With KAMAUU | 3/3/24

Our ninth Soundbath with KAMAUU. This experience is unlike any other at Bombyx, happening in the …

@Splendor Solis Books

Tziva Gover - Book Reading and Signing at Splendor Solis for Arts Night Out

We’re super excited to host Tzivia Gover in March for Arts Night Out Northampton! On Friday, March 8 …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Melissa Ferrick

In late 2023, Ferrick released Black Dress, their first single in eight years, via the venerable …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Pedrito Martínez

Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martínez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973 in the Cayo Hueso …

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The Flo-Jam: Bombyx Contact Improv Class & Jam | 3/16/2024

Two Showtimes: 9:30am and 11:00 am. See link for details.Contact Improvisation is an honoring of …

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Haley Heynderickx with Tim Baker

It takes a mix of skill and luck to tend a garden well, but it’s impossible without a certain amount …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Spring Equinox at Bombyx

As we approach the Spring Equinox, we’ll gather as a small community to prepare to intimately engage …

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JigJam

When virtuoso Irish playing jumps the pond running naked through the wide open fields of …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Red Baraat

Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. The …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Altan

With a career in Irish music spanning 35 years, Altan has maintained an unwavering commitment to the …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Hayes Carll and Brandy Clark

The country simplicity that imbues Hayes Carll’s songs can sometimes hide the social conscience and …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Ms. Lisa Fischer with Mr. Taylor Eigsti

After decades of bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones (her duet with Mick Jagger …

@The Majestic Saloon

'90s Clueless Brunch

WICKED WHISK POP-UP! Wicked Whisk is a nostalgic, plant-based kitchen & food truck based out of …

@198 Sylvester Rd., Florence MA, 01062

PRESSED FLOWER COLLAGE WORKSHOP

All materials will be provided for you to make a beautiful, one-of-a kind pressed flower collage …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

Jon Cleary and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen blend New Orleans funk, R&B, blues, and jazz …

Local Entertainment & Arts Organizations

Art

Webber & Grinnell Insurance

As a locally owned agency, Webber and Grinnell has provided insurance protection for thousands of individuals and businesses throughout the Pioneer Valley for over 150 years. The stability, …

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 …

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 + Shopping

Noho Pottery

Get in touch with your inner potter at Noho Pottery!

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 …

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 + Music

The Parlor Room Collective

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 …

Art + Shopping

CyclePottery

A welcoming ceramics gallery and studio to inspire, create, collaborate, and find community.  Offering studio memberships, private lessons and small group lessons. Shop the Gallery throughout the …

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

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 + Music

The Hampshire Music Club

The Hampshire Music Club was launched in 2012 by a local group of classical music lovers.  It’s an educational organization whose mission is to sponsor music appreciation classes for adults and …

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 + 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 …

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 …

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 + 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 + Food/Drink + Outdoor Dining

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 …

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

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 …

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 + 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 …

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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.  

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 + 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 …

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 + Entertainment + 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

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 + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining + Summer on Strong

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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, …

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 + 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

Entertainment

Florence Civic & Business Association

Fostering a spirit of community, collaboration, and citizen engagement in the village of Florence, Massachusetts.

Art + Shopping

Tejas Beads

Bead store focusing on natural gemstone beads, pendants, findings, silver, and jewelry making supplies. The friendly staff are happy to help you find that perfect piece! So, stop by and visit! Tejas …

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Entertainment

WRSI The River

93.9 & 101.5 The River - Different is good

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 + Beauty/Wellness + Online Gift Cards + Other

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 + 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.

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Cheap Thrills Tattoo

Tattoo studio located in Northampton, MA. Tattooing since 1997. Cash only.

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 …

Art + Other + Shopping

The Impress Group

We help our clients turn their ideas into booksWe work with publishers, organizations, small business owners, and individuals. Whether you want to turn your ideas into a book, design a picture-driven …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

Positively Africana, LLC

Our goal is to unite members of our community from diverse backgrounds through dance, fitness, and cultural exchange for peace, justice and hope. We boost our mental and physical health, …

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 + Shopping

Groundings

Groundings is a hidden gem of a shop. We have the largest selection of Tarot and Oracle cards in Western MA! Over 400 different varieties of gemstones and counting! An artisan gallery, …

Entertainment + Other

Lilly Library

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

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 + 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

Summer on Strong

Summer on Strong is a summer-long party here on Strong Avenue in Northampton, MA. When the weather warms up, our side-street becomes pedestrian-only, so we can dine outdoors, stroll the shops, dance …

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, …

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 …

Art + Shopping

Jo Smith Art Studio

My name is Jo (Joanna) Smith and I am an Artist painting in Northampton, MA. I have a Studio/Gallery in downtown Northampton at 9 Market Street.

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 + Beauty/Wellness

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 …

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 + Entertainment + Music

Young@Heart Chorus

What started out in 1982 at a Northampton elderly housing project to joyfully pass the time instead of passing before your time has developed into the stereotype-defying, generation-crossing musical …

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 + Entertainment + Music

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 + 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 + 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 + Beauty/Wellness

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 …

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 …

Entertainment + Food/Drink

American Legion Post 28

A patriotic veterans organization devoted to mentoring youth, advocating patriotism, and devotion to fellow service members and veterans.Sundays from 5 - 8 pm is Karaoke with High Note Productions …

Entertainment

Valley Advocate

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

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.

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.

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 …

Art

Arts Equity Group

Arts Equity Group is a network of artists, activists, and consultants committed to promoting systemic change through arts and culture.We collaborate with our clients to plan and execute …

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 + Beauty/Wellness

Stone's

Tattoo artist/apprentice shop located in the heart of Downtown Northampton!

Entertainment

Valley Ghost Tours

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

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

Northampton Radio Group

Northampton Radio Group, a Broadcasting & Media Production Company.  

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 …

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 + Music

PanOpera, Inc.

Live, artist-led, professional opera in Western New England.

Entertainment + Music

Jon Berman Music

Jon Berman plays Beach Americana Music that takes you away. He has performed everywhere from stadiums to back decks. Jon has performed with acts such as Changes In Latitudes, Barefoot Truth, Jackson …

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.

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. …

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 …

Entertainment + Music

Blind Moose Studios

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