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

Fall Sessions of HooteNanny

Studio Helix, 3rd Floor Thornes Market (150 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01035)

The fall session of HooteNanny will begin September 18/19, 2019 and will run for 10 weeks through …

Entertainment + Music

Soul Saturdays Vinyl Dance Party: Motown, Funk, Garage, Soul

The Basement (21 Center St, Northampton MA 01060-3004)

Wooly Bully is DJ Cashman & Snack Attack spinning Soul, Funk, R&B, Girl Groups, Garage, Motown …

Entertainment + Music

Adult Ballet with Kelly Silliman

Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley St., Northampton MA 01060)

Mixed Level Adult/Teen Ballet, ages 14+, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, taught by Kelly Silliman This is a …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Sugar Biscuit Queer Dance Party: First Friday's

The Basement (21 Center St, Northampton MA 01060-3004)

Our monthly Queer Dance party happens the first Friday of every month. This a safe space so please …

Entertainment + Music

Latin Night Every Tuesday | Iron Horse Northampton 10PM

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center St, Northampton MA 01060)

Latin Night Hosted by DJ Alexavier & DJ Chico (21+) Venue: Iron Horse Music Hall 20 Center Street …

Entertainment + Music

Climbing Everest Talk and Slideshow

Northampton Center for the Arts (Northampton, MA 01060)

Come hear Taylor Adams, a Northampton native, speak and show photos and footage from his May 2019 …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Michael Doucet (of BeauSoleil) & Sarah Quintana

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center Street, Northampton MA 01060)

Grammy-winning Michael Doucet, known for the Cajun sound he joyfully shares with the world through …

Music

The Princess and the Pea & The Firebird (Fri 7pm)

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

For our spring 2020 production, we bring you the debut of our newest original ballet, The Princess …

Music

Bleach Day w/ Lost Film, Helenor and Blood Mobile

Bishop's Lounge (41 Strong Ave, Northampton MA 01060)

Bleach Day (Burlington, VT) Due out March 6, Bleach Day's new record 𝓪𝓼 𝓲𝓯 𝓪𝓵𝔀𝓪𝔂𝓼 finds them "at …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Good Acoustics: Text Your Request

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center St, Northampton, MA 01060)

Good Acoustics is: Mike Smith, guitar, lead and background vocals. Dave Fazio, bass guitar, lead and …

Music

Clem Snide at The Parlor Room

32 Masonic Street (Northampton, MA 01060)

“The last ten years have been a rollercoaster of deep despair and amazing opportunities that somehow …

Music

Snowhaus and Straight Sex

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center Street, Northampton MA 01060)

Snowhaus are a kinetic party punk trio who call the pioneer valley home. On stage they are a fun, …

Music

Covid-19 Information

Pearl Street Nightclub (10 Pearl Street, Northampton MA 01060)

All shows are postponed or canceled through 4/7.  In the case of a cancelled or rescheduled show, …

Music

The Princess and the Pea & The Firebird (Sat 1pm)

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

For our spring 2020 production, we bring you the debut of our newest original ballet, The Princess …

Music

Pierre Bensusan at The Parlor Room

32 Masonic Street (Northampton, MA 01060)

"The way the guitar would want to sound if it played itself. -- Nyack News and ViewsBack in 1974, …

Music

Ballads & Softcore Porn

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center Street, Northampton MA 01060)

Valley/UMass funky jam band comprised of Ilana Morris & Karole Alexander, vocals, Mike Merida, …

Music

The Princess and the Pea & The Firebird (Sat 4:30pm)

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

For our spring 2020 production, we bring you the debut of our newest original ballet, The Princess …

Music

Beginner Modern Dance

33 Hawley St (Northampton, MA MA United States)

BEGINNER ADULT MODERN INSTRUCTOR: SOFIA ENGELMAN SATURDAYS, 10:30AM-12PM ​WEEKLY, STARTING FEBRUARY …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Jesús Muñoz Flamenco: Mensajes

Academy of Music Theatre (274 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

Mensajes returns to the raw form of Flamenco, rooted in rhythmic connection. Featuring Nationally …

Music

Kelsey Flynn w. Jennifer Myszkowski at The Parlor Room

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton MA 01060)

Signature Sounds Presents Kelsey Flynn w. Jennifer Myszkowski at The Parlor Room SATURDAY, APRIL …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Che Apalache at The Parlor Room

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton MA 01060)

Signature Sounds Presents Che Apalache at The Parlor Room. SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT 7:00PM DOORS OPEN AT …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Beyond Machu Picchu - A Journey along the Great Inca Trail

Northampton Center for the Arts (Northampton, MA 01060)

Journey Beyond Machu Picchu and Explore Millennial Landscapes and Life Today Along the 30,000 …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Dinty Child and The Lucky Ones w/s/g Annie Lynch at the Parlor Room

The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton MA 01060)

Signature Sounds Presents Dinty Child Music and The Lucky Ones w/s/g Annie Lynch at The Parlor Room …

Art + Entertainment + Music

The Mallett Brothers Band

Iron Horse Music Hall (20 Center Street, Northampton MA 01060)

The Mallett Brothers Band is an independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine. …

Music

Local Venues & Clubs

Brew Practitioners

Brew Practitioners is the stuff of the American dream. It is a majority women-owned entity and all of the practitioners come from diverse walks of life, culturally and geographically. We are a group …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

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

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 …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + 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 + Music

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 + Music + Nightlife

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 …

Music + Shopping

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 …

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!

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

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. …

Art + Entertainment + Music + Nightlife + Other + Places to Stay

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.

Music

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 + Food/Drink + Nightlife

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

Progression Brewing Co.

Progression Brewing Company, located on Pearl street in downtown Northampton, features a full kitchen and offers great IPA's, Ale's, Saison, and Stouts. If you enjoy places with no televisions, then …

Art + Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

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

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 + 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

Three County Fairgrounds

Location for the yearly fair as well as other cultural and music events.

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 + Music + Nightlife

The Basement

Across from the Iron Horse between the police station parking garage and the First Church in Northampton. Live music. Dance nights. See schedule.

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Northampton Jazz Festival

The Northampton Jazz Festival is thrilled to present The Kurt Elling Quintet at the Academy of Music Theatre on Saturday, October 5!  A Grammy Award-winner, Kurt Elling has secured his place …

Music

The Deuce (WWII Club)

The Deuce is far from just a Veteran’s Club, offering catering services, banquet hall rentals, pool leagues, trivia night, special events and our awesome Friday and Saturday night Karaoke/Dance …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Nightlife

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

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.

Food/Drink + Nightlife

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 + Music

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 …

Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

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 …

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 + Entertainment + Music

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 …

Music

Toasted Owl Tavern

Local tavern with extensive beer menu and delicious food.

Food/Drink + Nightlife

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 + Entertainment + Music

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 + Nightlife

Electric Eye Records

Specializing in Used Vinyl LPs. New and used records, bought, sold, traded. Closed Mondays

Music + Shopping

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 + Music

The Tunnel Bar

A classic martini bar located in the heart of Northampton.

Food/Drink + 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.

Food/Drink + Nightlife