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

Summer outdoor Comedy

13th Floor Music Lounge (99 Main Street, Florence, MA 01062)

Comedy as a Weapon Presents: Summer Outdoor Comedy. July 11th at JJ’s Tavern in Floor Hosted by Kim …

Entertainment + Music

The Misty Blues Band

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

Gina Coleman and her band pay homage to the older blues made popular by the bold and brassy women of …

Music

John Craigie w/s/g Honeysuckle at The Parlor Room

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

Signature Sounds Presents John Craigie with special guest Honeysuckle at The Parlor Room *The show …

Entertainment + Music

Crystal Bowersox

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

Crystal Bowersox doesn’t have to go any further than her own life to find songwriting narratives …

Music

The Bronson Arroyo Band’s concert for Social Inclusion

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

Boston Baseball Icon, Bronson Arroyo, has volunteered to help USP by playing a Benefit Concert for …

Music

John Gorka

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

An Iron Horse fixture and favorite. From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned …

Music

Talisk

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

Barely four years since their formation, Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for …

Music

John Gorka

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

An Iron Horse fixture and favorite. From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned …

Music

Griffin House

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

Griffin is three parts Welsh, one part German, and 90% Native American. Born in Springfield Ohio, …

Music

Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets

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

“Something’s Going To Happen” when Marshall Crenshaw returns with full band, The Bottle Rockets, to …

Music

Whose Live Anyway? Starring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Joel Murray, and Jeff B. Davis

Calvin Theater (19 King St, Northampton, MA 01060)

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present …

Music

Riders on the Storm: The Resurrection of The Doors

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

Riders On The Storm have performed over a thousand concerts, in dozens of countries, to countless …

Music

Brand X

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

BRAND X are recognized as true musical pioneers, as they helped create an entire musical genre and …

Music

Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Calvin Theatre (19 King St, Northampton MA 01060)

Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences …

Music

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert

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

Rock and roll doesn’t get any better than Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all - from classic …

Music

Michelle Malone

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

Michelle Malone's musical roots run deep and wide like the mighty Mississippi river, twisting and …

Music

An Evening with Eilen Jewell

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

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as, “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and …

Music

Current Barriers to Voting - Right to Vote Past, Present, Future

Forbes Library (20 West St, Northampton MA 01060)

The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future is a series of four events, each starting with a …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Russian Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake

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

Presale starts Tuesday, March 10th @10AM. General sales open Monday, March 16th @10AM. A must-see …

Music

Sharon Shannon

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

A widely respected and deeply talented Irish musician, Sharon Shannon became known for broadening …

Music

The Art Blakey Centennial Celebration presented by Northampton Jazz Festival

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

The Art Blakey Centennial Celebration presented by the Northampton Jazz Festival. Anyone who even …

Music

Los Elk

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

Mixing Indie-Rock with flares of Funk and RnB, Los Elk’s razor sharp sound and high energy …

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Cash Is King: A Tribute to Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Three

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

Country music fans are in for a rare treat when Cash is King brings back the musical explosion that …

Music

City and Colour

Calvin Theater (19 King St, Northampton, MA 01060)

City and Colour has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Crisis …

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Local Venues & Clubs

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

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

Electric Eye Records

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

Music + Shopping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

Progression Brewing Co.

While creating an artisanal craft brewery that facilitates the balanced values of business, family, community and humankind, we at Progression Brewing are always brewing towards “A Higher State of …

Art + Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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