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

@525 Pleasant St. Northampton, MA

Salsa Thursdays

This is a Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba dance event where you can learn to dance. After the class we …

Aida O'Brien - Acoustic

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

@The Garden House,

Life with Bill: A New Model for Aging

Contact: Diane Porcella, 413-341-0160 Northampton Neighbors presents Life with Bill: A New Model for …

@The Parlor Room

Haley Heynderickx & Illegal Son

It takes a mix of skill and luck to tend a garden well, but it’s impossible without a certain amount …

@The Deck

Trivia Thursdays

Join us for the provocative trivia stylings of Bobby Roast Beef every Thursday starting at 7PM on …

@The Parlor Room

Haley Heyndrickx

BUY TICKETS - $18/$23 HALEY HEYNDERICKXwww.haleyheynderickx.comIt takes a mix of skill and luck to …

@Downtown Northampton

Northampton Jazz Strut

4 to 10 PM at breweries, bars and restaurants throughout downtown!

@17 New South Street, Units 203/204 Northampton, MA 01060

Queer Networking Night

Connect with Queer peers living and creating in the Valley at The Bloomery Art Gallery & Meeting …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity


Barbara’s paintings evoke a presence – the observer / painter coming upon a pool of water in a …

@The Elks Lodge #997

Susan Angeletti & The Midnight Movers

Susan Angeletti and The Midnight Movers, a female fronted Soul n Blues-Roots Band will be performing …

@The Elks Lodge #997

Soul n Roots Concert: Susan Angeletti & The Midnight Movers

A night of live Soul, n Roots Rock n funky Blues with a charismatic and powerful female Vocalist …

@Academy of Music Theatre

Almost Queen: A Tribute to QUEEN

The Academy will hold all shows at full capacity. Click here to read our health and safety policy. …

Freddie Bryant Brazilian Trio

Guitar trio at the Parlor Room at 2:30 and again at 4:00

The Royal Bopsters

New York’s The Royal Bopsters, formed in 2012, bring a new and refreshing approach to the art of …

@Pulaski Park

Hot Club NY

Come to Pulaski Park to enjoy a whole other world of listening….top quality, rare 78rpm records …

Ashley Pezzotti

A singer who represents the jazz vocal tradition with the elegance, rhythmic sense, and joy of her …

Eh La Bas

Featuring Bria Skonberg, The Arntzen Brothers, Jennifer Hodge and Andrew Millar at Pulaski Park at …

@Progression Brewing Co.


The Buddy McEarns Band will be rocking the Resinate Sound Stage on Saturday October 1st, from …

@Northampton Jazz Festival

Northampton Jazz Fest Day

The FREE music lineup features jazz musicians from around the region and across the globe performing …

Expandable Brass Band

Loud, raucous, and full of fun, the Expandable Brass Band is dedicated to spreading joyful music to …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

DA BOMB Record Fair

Da BOMB Record fair is back for it's 2nd installment! Join us from 11AM - 4PM for some good ol' …

@Northampton Jazz Festival

Evan Arntzen

Eh La Bas, a mashup of Canadian ex-pats, featuring trumpeter Bria Skonberg, drummer Andrew Millar, …

@The Parlor Room

Oshima Brothers

Maine-based indie duo, Oshima Brothers’ have been creating music together since childhood. The …

@The Parlor Room

The Oshima Brothers

BUY TICKETS - $15/$20 Maine-based indie duo, Oshima Brothers’ have been creating music together …

Local Venues & Clubs

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

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

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 …

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 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 …

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining + Taste of Northampton

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.

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 …


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 …

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 + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining + Summer on Strong + Taste of Northampton

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

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 + 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

Blind Moose Studios

A community based multimedia production studio in Northampton, MA // Production,Tracking, Mixing and Mastering // Sound Design

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 + 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 …


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 + 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!

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 + 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.


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.

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 + 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 + 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.


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 + 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 …

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

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

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 …


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 + 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 + 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 …