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

A.P.E. Gallery and Zoe Sasson present:Homecoming: 2021 NHS Honors Art Alumni Exhibition

WHAT: A.P.E. Gallery and Zoe Sasson present:Homecoming: 2021 NHS Honors Art Alumni Exhibition WHERE: …

Art + Entertainment + Music
Photo By Lynne Graves

Serious Play Theatre EnsembleandKo Festival of PerformancepresentMOVING WATER

WHAT:Serious Play Theatre EnsembleandKo Festival of PerformancepresentMOVING WATER WHEN: July 22-25, …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 - Editrix, Thee Arcadians

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 Friday July 23 @ 5:30pm Editrix, Thee Arcadians Come out to …

Art + Entertainment + Music + Summer Park Series

Summer on Strong: Helen Hummel - Folk/Americana

Join us at the Dowd Performance Stage on Strong Avenue. Thank you to our generous sponsors for …

Entertainment + Music + Summer on Strong

Northampton Record Swaps

WHAT:Northampton Record Swaps WHERE: 1 Kirkland Ave. (Plaza behind Thorne's Marketplace) WHEN:July …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Beat Stress, Build Community: Drumming with Ellen Clegg

St. John's Episcopal Church (48 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01060)

Ellen Clegg invites you to join weekly to discover the impressive and inspiring healing power of …

Entertainment + Music

Summer on Strong: Green Street Trio - Jazz

Join us at the Dowd Performance Stage on Strong Avenue. Thank you to our generous sponsors for …

Entertainment + Music + Summer on Strong

Summer on Strong: Jimmy Joe Rodgers - Folk/Americana

Join us at the Dowd Performance Stage on Strong Avenue. Thank you to our generous sponsors for …

Entertainment + Music + Summer on Strong

Let the (Unplugged) Games Begin!

Historic Northampton (46 Bridge St, Northampton, MA )

Kids from far and wide are invited to join improv comedian and PaintBox Theatre actor Kelsey Flynn …

Entertainment + Nightlife

Virtual Families Dance Together - a free online movement class

WHAT: Virtual Families Dance Together - a free online movement class! WHEN: Fridays, July 9 - August …

Art + Entertainment + Music

The Quark Quartet presents Chamber Music on the lawn

Forbes Library, 20 West St., Northampton (Northampton, MA 01060)

Relax with a lawn concert before the heat of the day! Enjoy a late summer morning with some chamber …

Music

Sotomayor + C.A.M.P.O.S.

Florence Congregational Church (130 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062)

Sotomayor draws from cumbia, merengue, dancehall, afrobeat, and other Afro-latinx rhythms to create …

Entertainment + Music

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 - Priya Darshini, Max ZT

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 Tuesday August 3 @ 5:30pm Priya Darshini, Max ZT Come out to …

Art + Entertainment + Music + Summer Park Series

Beat Stress, Build Community: Drumming with Ellen Clegg

St. John's Episcopal Church (48 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01060)

Ellen Clegg invites you to join weekly to discover the impressive and inspiring healing power of …

Entertainment + Music

Let the (Unplugged) Games Begin!

Historic Northampton (46 Bridge St, Northampton, MA )

Kids from far and wide are invited to join improv comedian and PaintBox Theatre actor Kelsey Flynn …

Entertainment + Nightlife

Shabbat Shabloom

Abundance Farm (253 Prospect St, Northampton, MA 01060)

End the week with a joyful morning of music, singing and stories on Abundance Farm lead by Aram …

Entertainment + Music

Virtual Families Dance Together - a free online movement class

WHAT: Virtual Families Dance Together - a free online movement class! WHEN: Fridays, July 9 - August …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 - Salsa in the Park w/ KomboLoko and Dancing

Northampton Summer Park Series 2021 Friday August 6 @ 5:30pm Salsa in the Park w/ KomboLoko; Dance …

Art + Entertainment + Music + Summer Park Series

Piti Theatre's Eco-Justice Mockumentary closes KoFest's 30th Anniversary Season

WHAT: Piti Theatre's Eco-Justice Mockumentary closes KoFest's 30th Anniversary Season WHEN:Friday …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Anbessa Orchestra featuring Gili Yalo

Florence Congregational Church (130 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062)

Anbessa Orchestra is a 7-piece band based in Brooklyn NY that draws its inspiration from the diverse …

Entertainment + Music

Anbessa Orchestra featuring Gili Yalo

Florence Congregational Church (130 Pine Street, Florence, MA 01062)

Anbessa Orchestra is a 7-piece band based in Brooklyn NY that draws its inspiration from the diverse …

Entertainment + Music

Northampton Jazz Workshop - Lucy Yeghiazaryan Quintet

The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton (525 Pleasant St, Northampton MA United States)

Northampton Jazz Workshop is returning to normal Tuesday night concerts and jam sessions at the City …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Let the (Unplugged) Games Begin!

Historic Northampton (46 Bridge St, Northampton, MA )

Kids from far and wide are invited to join improv comedian and PaintBox Theatre actor Kelsey Flynn …

Entertainment + Nightlife

Shabbat Shabloom

Abundance Farm (253 Prospect St, Northampton, MA 01060)

End the week with a joyful morning of music, singing and stories on Abundance Farm lead by Aram …

Entertainment + Music

Local Venues & Clubs

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

The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

We've missed you! 🔐 The Parlor Room is welcoming back live music this October!

🎶More information to come, stay tuned!

Entertainment + Music

The Tunnel Bar

Store Open

Hours
Monday - Sunday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Due to Covid we are operating at a limited capacity. Please make reservations.

Food/Drink + Nightlife

The Dirty Truth

Store Open
Takeout

The Dirty Truth - Indoor, Outdoor, Bottle Shop & Take Out!
We want to take a minute to thank everyone for keeping up with the week by week changes that have ...

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Food/Drink + Nightlife + Online Gift Cards + Outdoor Dining

Progression Brewing Co.

Store Open
Takeout
Delivery

Taproom is open for dine in and curbside pick up! ALSO: We're so happy to have a couple seats back at the bar!⠀

If you're ready, we're pouring pint ...

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Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife + Online Gift Cards

A.P.E. Gallery

The A.P.E. gallery at 126 Main Street is closed for now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Summer projects include "normal pop-up",  two week art installations in the window space on ...

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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 1986 by Bill Feinstein in cooperation with a small group of parents concerned by the passage of Proposition 2 1⁄2 which dismantled many of the music education programs in Northampton’s public schools.

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 arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton, Northampton Summer Park Series, Transperformance and Silver Chord Bowl, and advocating on behalf of the arts community.

Art + Entertainment + Music
Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

Bishop's Lounge

Mar 13: Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, Bishop’s Lounge will be closed this weekend for the safety of our staff, bands, patrons, and local community.

We recognize that this situation ...

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Entertainment + Music + Nightlife + Temporarily Closed

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 concerned and committed to the communities that we reach. It is also a top priority to give our corporate clients as well as sole proprietors and start-up businesses the same excellent service we believe they deserve. Our station's owner takes a hands-on approach and our entire staff is readily available to provide the personal attention, business flexibility, and overall efficiency expected from an independently owned station.

Entertainment + Music

Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op

Store Open
Curbside
Online Store
Online Classes

We are open Monday-Saturday 11-6pm,
Sun 12-5pm. Come on by!

And more information:

GEAR
Much of our merchandise is now for sale on REVERB.com, via our web site. UPDATED DAILY. Are you local ...

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Music + Shopping

Signature Sounds

Closed

We will be closed for business until at least March 31.

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Pearl Street Nightclub

All shows are postponed or canceled through 4/7.  In the case of a cancelled or rescheduled show, ticket buyers will be notified via email regarding postponement and/or refunding of tickets.  ...

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Music

Calvin Theatre

Closed

All shows are postponed or canceled through 4/7.  In the case of a cancelled or rescheduled show, ticket buyers will be notified via email regarding postponement and/or refunding of tickets.  ...

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Entertainment + Music

Look Park

We're pleased to announce that the water spray park, tennis and pickleball courts, picnic tables, and playgrounds are all ready for use! We continue to monitor state and local guidelines ...

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Entertainment + Music

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

We will follow the health and safety protocols of the venues that are hosting the live performances. Most performances are indoors and masks are encouraged. Be ready to wear a ...

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Music

Iconica Social Club

Store Open
Takeout
Delivery
Online Store

It has been a strange few weeks for us, trying to stay open for the few, brave people who dare to cross the giant whole(s). Thank you to those of ...

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

Ye Ol' Watering Hole

We look forward to reopening in Phase Four!

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Nightlife + Temporarily Closed

Three County Fairgrounds

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

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Academy of Music Theatre

Closed

As we move forward, we are attending webinars and Zoom meetings to prepare for when we can safely reopen by meeting state and local safety guidelines. We are working with ...

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Art + Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

13th Floor Music Lounge

Until we’re able to starting hosting shows again, you can support the the 13th Floor by buying JJ’s tavern gift cards!
Link below!
https://jjstavern.net/

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music

Iron Horse Music Hall

All shows are postponed or canceled through 4/7.  In the case of a cancelled or rescheduled show, ticket buyers will be notified via email regarding postponement and/or refunding of tickets.  ...

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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 diverse range of performances, from solo recitals to large choral and orchestral ensembles. Sweeney's excellent acoustics are suitable for both vocal and instrumental performances. For information about reserving this space, please contact the department office staff.

Art + 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 Teacher Organizations of the Northampton Public Schools. Famous artists to perform at the venue include Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Entertainment + Music

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Florence

OPENING HOURS
MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 2:00PM-1:00AM
THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 12:00PM-1:00AM


Keep up to date with upcoming VFW events with our Facebook page!

Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

A.P.E. Flex Space

The A.P.E. gallery at 126 Main Street is open with new exhibitions & projects for 2021 spring and summer.

​PLEASE NOTE:  NEW GALLERY HOURS:
Wednesday - Sunday, 12-5, Friday, 12-8,
Closed Monday & ...

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Art + Entertainment + Music

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 play together as amateurs under the guidance of a professional musician in order to improve our skills, more deeply enjoy our hobby, nourish camaraderie, and share our enjoyment of music with the community.

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