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

@Tuesday Market

Tuesday Farmers' Market

Every Tuesday, 1:30-6:30pm on the Plaza behind Thornes Marketplace in downtown Northampton. April …

@Summer On Strong

Summer on Strong

Summer on Strong is a summer-long party here on Strong Avenue in Northampton, MA. When the weather …

@Northampton Arts Council

Salsa in the Plaza

McCoy Jamison, the internationally trained teacher, dancer, and choreographer, is the driving force …

@Florence Civic & Business Association

Florence Summer Concert Series: Florence Community Band (Concert Band)

Food Truck: Crepes Nanou Welcome to the 2024 Florence Summer Concert Series! We are super excited …

@The Iron Horse

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland at The Iron Horse on Friday, June 21 2024 He balanced his acting career with other …

@Academy of Music Theatre

Magic of Motown

This high energy homage to the legends of Motown will transport you back in time as you visit the …

@Laurel Park, Laurel Park, Northampton, MA 01060

Summer Solstice Concert with Claire Dacey

Join singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and naturalist Claire Dacey for a concert of songs to …

@Iron Horse Music Hall

John Pizzarelli

Guitarist and singer JOHN PIZZARELLI has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the …

@Helen Hills Hills Chapel, 123-125 Elm Street , Northampton MA 01063

Choro Noho

If you are new to the Brazilian musical style called "choro" ("show-roo"), you are in for a treat. …

@Iron Horse Music Hall

Misty Blues

2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues, is fronted by lead singer/band founder …

@Florence Civic & Business Association

Florence Summer Concert Series: The Henderson Blues Band (Heartfelt Old-Time Blues)

Food Truck: Caravan Kitchen Welcome to the 2024 Florence Summer Concert Series! We are super excited …

@Iron Horse Music Hall

Ward Hayden & The Outliers w/ Mikey Sweet

Boston is one of America’s great music towns. But among the various styles the city is known for …

@Iron Horse Music Hall

Eavesdrop & Grayson Ty

Originating as an acoustic trio, Kara Wolf, Laura Buchanan and Kerrie Wert maintain their vocal …

@Iron Horse Music Hall

Tysk Tysk Task and Sapling w/ Ex-Temper

Tysk Tysk Task is a four-piece indie grunge band from the woods of Lowell, Massachusetts. We are …

@The Iron Horse

Adam Ezra Group

Adam Ezra Group at The Iron Horse on Sunday, June 30 2024 Working outside the confines of the …

@Academy of Music Theatre

Blackmore’s Night with The Wizard’s Consort

Presales begin Monday, 3/25 at 10:00am with promo code distributed by the artists. DSP presale …

@Florence Civic & Business Association

Florence Summer Concert Series: Expandable Brass Band (Funky Marching Band)

Food Truck: Crepes Nanou Welcome to the 2024 Florence Summer Concert Series! We are super excited …

@The Iron Horse

Hurray for the Riff Raff w/ Hannah Frances

Hurray for the Riff Raff w/ Hannah Frances at The Iron Horse on Sunday, July 7 2024 Alynda …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

The Magic & Meaning of Things Workshop

Wanting and having things isn't wrong, and it isn't bad. But when the quantity of our things takes …

@Florence Civic & Business Association

Florence Summer Concert Series: Jose Gonzalez (Latin Salsa)

Food Truck: Riff's Joint Welcome to the 2024 Florence Summer Concert Series! We are super excited …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Jeremy Harman & Evelyn Huber

German harpist Evelyn Huber, winner of the Bavarian Culture Prize and two-time Echo winner together …

@The Iron Horse

Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings at The Iron Horse on Saturday, July 13 2024 Albert Cummings is a formidable force in …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Gaza: A Musical Tribute of Hope & Solidarity

Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble is a group of talented musicians whose love and dedication to Arabic …

@Academy of Music Theatre

An Evening with Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall Together on Stage

DSP presale also begins Thursday, 3/28 at 10:00am with promo code distributed by their newsletter. …

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.

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 + 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

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 …


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.

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

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 + 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 …

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 + 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

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 …


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 …

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 …

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

The Tunnel Bar

A classic martini bar located in the heart of Northampton.

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 …


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 + 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. 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.

Food/Drink + Nightlife

The Dirty Truth

Local farm driven restaurant with a distinguished beverage program featuring craft beer, natural wine, small producer ciders and unique spirits. Open for Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 4-10P. Open for Lunch …

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 + 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 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 …

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 …


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.

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 …

Entertainment + Music

PanOpera, Inc.

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

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 …

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

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.

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 + 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 …

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 + 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 …


Northampton Jazz Festival

The Northampton Jazz Festival returns with lots of live jazz music throughout downtown on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2024! Now in it's 13th year, the fest brings internationally …

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 …

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 …

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 …