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 …

@Strong Avenue

Summer On Strong

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

@Summer on Strong

The Hendersons

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

@Northampton Arts Council

Masonic Street Live - Ray Mason

This summer’s Masonic Street Live! Schedule. Enjoy free live performances in the Masonic Street …

@Normal Hall at Laurel Park

"No Malarkey"

Fed up with ageism, sexism and bs, one woman who happens to be Joe Biden’s doppelganger decides to …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

The Brawl at Bombyx

This event is Ms.Conception’s last big hoorah before their band mates head off to college, featuring …

@Summer on Strong

Rosie Porter

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

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Iris DeMent

Songs like the ones Iris DeMent writes don’t come in a flash, but are a slow dawn, big enough to …

@Wurst Haus

Jon Berman

@Jj's Tavern

JJ's Tavern 10 Anniversary Comedy Party

Florence, June, 10th – Get ready to double over with laughter as "JJs Tavern 10 Anniversary Comedy …

@99 Main St, Florence

Clay-Hobbs duo plays brunch at Miss Florence Diner

Enjoy a lively mix of jazz standards and Retro-Pop while dining al-fresco at the pavilion behind …

@Northampton Arts Council

Masonic Street Live - Salsa Instruction with McCoy Jamison

This summer’s Masonic Street Live! Schedule. Enjoy free live performances in the Masonic Street …

@Academy of Music Theatre

Pineapple Dance presents FANTASY!

Pineapple Dance presents FANTASY! Join us for dragons, fairies, and lots of magic. The performance …

@The Deck at Union Station

Sunday Blues Jam

The Sunday Blues Jam welcomes musicians to hop up on stage open mic style and rock with our hosts, …

@A.P.E. Ltd

Stick Show - Kole Kovacs and Michael Osgood

Kole Kovacs in collaboration with Michael Osgood Open to the public: June 11: Opening reception, …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

An Evening with Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones’ new album Pieces of Treasure is a reunion with her lifelong friend, legendary …

DSP Shows Presents: Buddy Guy – Damn Right Farewell

At age 86, Buddy Guy is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like …

@City Sports Grill

City Sports Swing

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

@The Pines Theater

Tom Hambridge

Drums w/Buddy Guy

@Summer on Strong

Greg Hall

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

@Summer on Strong

Aida O'Brien

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

@Academy of Music Theatre

David Cross – Worst Daddy In The World Tour

Artist Fan Club presale begins Wednesday, 3/15 at 10:00 AM with promo code distributed by artist. …

@Northampton Arts Council

Bands on Brewster - Stella Kola, Karlo Rueby

A new summer outdoor live music destination in downtown Northampton. Enjoy free live performances in …

@BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity

Sunny Allis: Opening Reception

In their paintings, Sunny Allis explores consciousness through dynamic motion and playful …

Local Venues & Clubs

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


Northampton Jazz Festival

The Northampton Jazz Festival returns with lots of live jazz music throughout downtown on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30! Now in it's 12th year, the fest brings internationally …


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 …

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 …


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

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 + 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.

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 + 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 …

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 …


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.

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 + 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 + 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 + 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

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 …


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 + 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 + 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 + 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 + 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 …

Food/Drink + Nightlife + Outdoor Dining

The Tunnel Bar

A classic martini bar located in the heart of Northampton.

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 …

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 + 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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …