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

@The Parlor Room

TWISTED WEEKEND NIGHT 1: Twisted Pine w/ The Slocan Ramblers

BUY TICKETS - $20/25 “Instrumental virtuosity — the band’s calling card — abounds on their latest …

@Sweeney Concert Hall

E.T.A. Hoffmann: Pioneer of Romanticism Concert I

Pianist Jiayan Sun performs Robert Schumann’s *Fantasiestücke* and *Kreisleriana*, in addition to …

@The Parlor Room

The Slocan Ramblers

The Slocan Ramblers at The Parlor Room

@9 Pearl St, Northampton, MA 01060

Jake Buddy Band

Jake Buddy returns to Progression Brewing Company with the full band! We couldn't be more excited! …

@Pine Box Studio

The Fun of Failure, a Clown Class with Gabriel Levey

**The Fun of Failure with Gabriel Levey** **Saturdays | October 15th - December 10th (8 classes …

@Sweeney Concert Hall

E.T.A. Hoffmann: Pioneer of Romanticism Concert II

Featuring guest artist Clifton J. Noble Jr., Smith performance faculty members Yang Liu, Felix …

@The Parlor Room

TWISTED WEEKEND NIGHT 2: Twisted Pine + Ali McGuirk

BUY TICKETS - $15/20 “Instrumental virtuosity — the band’s calling card — abounds on their latest …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Will Evans

A lifelong surfer and environmentalist, Will Evans’ songs speak to the importance of connecting with …

@Sweeney Concert Hall

E.T.A. Hoffmann: Pioneer of Romanticism Concert III

Pianist Jiayan Sun presents Robert Schumann’s Nachtstücke and Carnaval. Hoffmann’s piano trio is …

@Calvin Theatre

Double Vision - The Foreigner Experience

@Spare Time Northampton

Project 267

@The Parlor Room

TWISTED WEEKEND NIGHT 3: Twisted Pine's Bluegrass Workshop + Jam


@John M. Greene Hall

Christmas Vespers Performance 2022

Featuring the Smith College Glee Club, Chamber Singers, and Orchestra, conducted by Paige Graham, …

@The Parlor Room

Steve Poltz

BUY TICKETS - $20/25 Some people start life with a plan. Not Steve. He opens himself up to the …

@Sweeney Concert Hall

Music Mondays III: Music for Strings by Black Composers

Smith faculty violinist Colleen Jennings joins Amherst College faculty violist Charlotte Malin, for …

@Northampton Center for the Arts

Rock Voices

First rehearsal of our fall 2022 season! Rock Voices is an 18+ community choir with NO AUDITIONS. …

@City Sports Grill

City Sports Swing

Your Tuesdays are about to swing! Join us at City Sports Grill (the bar inside of the Northampton …

@Earle Recital Hall

Chinese Music Ensemble Fall Concert

Students from the Smith Chinese Music Ensemble, under the direction of Chia-Yu Joy Lu, present a …

@School for Contemporary Dance and Thought

Youth Hip Hop Class

*SCDT presents:* ___ **HIP HOP FUNK CLASS (ages 5-8) ___ ​with Elaine Ortiz** ___ **Wednesdays, …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity


The ArtSalon is a dynamic social evening of engaging presentations by established and emerging …

@Academy of Music Theatre

Valley Voices Story Slam: Thin Ice

Come out and hear some outrageous, funny and heartwarming true stories told in five minutes by your …

@Sweeney Concert Hall

Wailing Banshees Fall Concert: Here There Be Dragons!

The Smith College Department of Music presents the Wailing Banshees Fall Concert: Here Be Dragons.  …

@Academy of Music Theatre

The Nutcracker

Tickets go on sale NOVEMBER 4th! More information coming soon.   Show Date/Time:Friday, …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Dar Williams

Dubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams was always …

Local Venues & Clubs

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

The Tunnel Bar

A classic martini bar located in the heart of Northampton.

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!

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 …

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

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 …


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 + 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 + 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 + 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 …


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

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 …

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 …

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 + 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

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 + 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

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

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 …

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 …


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 …

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 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.


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.


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 …

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 + 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 …

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

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

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 + 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 …

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 …