Music & Nightlife

Photo By Lynne Graves

Northampton’s music and nightlife scene is always vibrant and exciting. Whether you’re in the mood for a tribute concert, burlesque show, poetry slam, or a night of karaoke and dancing, you’ll always find a good time in Western Massachusetts. Check out what’s happening below.

Upcoming Events

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Shemekia Copeland Celebrates New Album With A Live Performance In Florence!

Award-winning blues, soul and Americana singer Shemekia Copeland will celebrate the release of her …

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Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music …

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Songwriters in the Round

A songwriter-in-the-round evening at the lovely and delicious Ana Bandeira Chocolates. Right in …

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Martha Redbone & Martha Redbone Roots Project

After her breathtaking performance at the Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival last summer, we are …

@The Parlor Room

Susan Werner

@9 Pearl St, Northampton, MA 01060

Live Music - Lefever @ Progression Brewing

Lefever makes their debut at Progression Brewing on Saturday, March 25th, from 7-9:30! Never a …

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Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra

The Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra is an avant-garde community music ensemble made up of 18 electric, …

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Stand Up Comedy

Matt Woodland hosts headlining stand up comedians every month at Just Jokes Comedy Club inside JJ’s …

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

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Christian McBride's New Jawn

Christian McBride is an eight-time GRAMMY Award winning bassist, composer, and bandleader. McBride …

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Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment

Pre-Passover Benefit Klezmer Concert sponsored by Beit Ahavah Reform Synagogue of Greater …

@9 Pearl St

LIVE MUSIC - Recent History @ Progression Brewing Co.

Recent History returns to Progression Brewing on Saturday, April 1st. They'll bring their Alt Rock …

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The Little Mermaid

Before it was a Disney blockbuster, it was a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. …

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BUSKIN & BATTEAU April Fools Tour 2023

Multiple award-winning singer/songwriters David Buskin, Robin Batteau, Christine Lavin, John …

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Johann Theile's "St. Matthew Passion"

Arcadia Players, New England’s period instrument ensemble, presents Johann Theile’s St. Matthew …

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Yasmin Williams

Yasmin Williams grew up in northern Virginia in a household filled with smooth jazz, hip-hop, and …

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Artist and Partner Fan Club Presale begins on Wednesday, December 14th at 12pm with Promo Code. DSP …

@John M Greene Hall, 60 Elm St Northampton MA 01060

The Aces at Smith College

The Aces are coming to Smith! See them live on April 6th in John M Greene Hall at 7 pm, hosted by …

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Marcia Ball and Tinsley Ellis

Georgia troubadour Tinsley Ellis has been immersed in music his entire life. He acquired his first …

@139 South St, Northampton

Intro to Arab Music

April 7, 2023 7:00-8:30 pm Northampton Community Music Center Free Admission, Limited Seating …

@9 Pearl St, Northampton, MA 01060

LIVE MUSIC - The Dive @ Progression Brewing Co.

The Dive is going to ROCK the Progression Brewing stage on Saturday, April 8th, from 7-9:30!Never a …

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Billy Martin’s Rhythmic Harmony Masterclass & Workshop

This 2-hour workshop will utilize Rhythmic Harmony, a new method developed by Billy Martin to engage …

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Jason Montgomery: Artist Reception

Join us on the opening night of the "Death of Lake Cahuilla" gallery art show, featuring 12 new …

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Combo Chimbita + Billy Martin

This quartet of first-gen New Yorkers with Colombian roots grew up loving heavy metal, psychedelic …

Local Venues & Clubs

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.

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 + 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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 + 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 …


Iron Horse Music Hall

The Iron Horse Music Hall is the longest running music club in Northampton, founded in 1979, the club has hosted everyone from Shawn Colvin to the Smashing Pumpkins to Wynton Marsalis.

Music + Shopping

Joe's Albums

We strive to be the store you visit first when shopping for New & Used vinyl records.  In addition, our inventory of apparel and other music related items is always changing. Stop back …

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

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 …


Northampton Jazz Festival

The Northampton Jazz Festival returns with lots of live jazz music throughout downtown on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2! Now in it's 10th year, the fest brings internationally renowned …

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 …

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 …


Pearl Street Nightclub

Pearl Street is a live music venue with two performance rooms, the Ballroom and the Clubroom. Once a Polish Dance Hall in the mid-20th century, it reopened in 1985.


Northampton Community Music Center

The mission of the Northampton Community Music Center is to foster the love and pursuit of music through quality education, performances and activities that are accessible to all. NCMC was founded in …

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 + 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 + 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 …

Music + Shopping

Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op

Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op is a musical instrument retail store + music school + repair shop in the heart of Northampton, MA.  Founded in 1976 / Worker-owned since May 2019. We're here to …

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

The Dirty Truth

Craft beer bar focusing on responsibly sourced, ingredient driven food. 40 drafts and 50+ bottles of beer, wine, and cider. Open at 4PM Daily.

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.


Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts

The Fiddle Orchestra of Western Massachusetts is an amateur orchestra made up mostly of fiddle players but also players of other instruments. The orchestra gives fiddlers and others the opportunity to …

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 + 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 …

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

The Tunnel Bar

A classic martini bar located in the heart of Northampton.

Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Florence

Our primary mission is serving Veterans and their families. The local community is our family as well.  We assist and sponsor many community fundraisers and events; Post Children's Christmas …

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 + 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 …

Entertainment + Music

Blind Moose Studios

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

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 …