Arts & Entertainment

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Northampton has always been synonymous with arts & entertainment here in western Massachusetts. It is a cultural hub where artists, musicians, and entertainers of all kinds have gathered and collaborated to create one-of-a-kind experiences. Check out what's happening below.

Upcoming Events

Best Ever Backyard Supper- Delicious and Easy

Online (Northampton, MA 01060)

This summer more than any other (due to Covid-19) home cooks will be using their backyards for …

Entertainment + Food/Drink


Online (, Northampton, MA 1063)

The Northampton Community Music Center (NCMC) presents the 26th Anniversary of Springfest, …

Entertainment + Music

Summer Tapas for a (new world) Patio Gathering with The Baker's Pin via Zoom

Online (Northampton, MA 01060)

Social distancing may keep our gatherings small, with proper planning and these easy recipes you and …

Entertainment + Food/Drink

The Ultimate Veggie Burger meets Mini S'more Cakes with The Baker's Pin

Online via Zoom (Northampton, MA 01060)

Camping cuisine comes home in this ultimate veggie burger dinner.  I know the healthy parents …

Entertainment + Food/Drink

Clarissa Tossin: Ch’u Mayaa

Smith College Museum of Art (20 Elm Street at Bedford Terrace, Northampton MA 01063)

Exhibition open October 11th through January 5th 2020. Clarissa Tossin’s Ch’u Mayaa questions the …


Jack Harlow at Pearl Street in Northampton

Pearl Street Nightclub (10 Pearl St, Northampton MA 01060-3907)

Iron Horse Entertainment presents: Jack Harlow plus Guap Dad 4000 Saturday, April 4th 8PM. Doors. …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Paula Poundstone

Smith College (10 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063)

Check out comedian Paula Poundstone in Northampton on November 6th!


Local Entertainment & Arts Organizations

Valley Ghost Tours

A fun and creepy way to explore the dark side of Northampton!


Pioneer Valley Ballet

At Pioneer Valley Ballet, we are cultivating an appreciation of dance on a regional level, and supporting our local arts community by training and educating the next generation of dancers and future …


The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT)

The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought (SCDT) is comprised of independent and internationally experienced performance artists/movement practitioners who are also innovative teachers. The goal …


Helen Hills Chapel

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life has offices at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel, located on Elm Street across from the Office of Admission. The chapel has a large space on the main floor for …


Living Arts Studio

Established in 1989, Living Art Studio has been an artist owned business for 25 years and at the forefront of the tattoo scene in New England. Located in beautiful downtown Northampton Massachusetts, …

Art + Beauty/Wellness

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


WHMP is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Northampton, Massachusetts, it serves the Pioneer Valley.


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

Lucky's Tattoo and Piercing

Tattoo and piercing shop in Northampton, Massachusetts

Art + Beauty/Wellness


A black and white machine on the second floor of Thornes, this lovely photobooth is located in the hallway between impish and Jackson & Connor, and across from Noteworthy. The booth has been in …

Entertainment + Shopping

Aligned Events LLC

Aligned Events is a full service wedding and event planning company based out of Northampton, MA.  Our services include customized event planning, management and design services and we serve New …

Entertainment + Other

Lilly Library

Lilly Library is located in the heart of downtown Florence and has been serving the community since 1890.

Entertainment + Other

Smith College

Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, …


R. Michelson Galleries

R. Michelson Galleries is the largest commercial art gallery in western Massachusetts. Art originally exhibited at R. Michelson Galleries now hangs in many of the most prestigious museums in America, …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

Historic Northampton

Historic Northampton focuses on local history and the local community. We preserve objects and documents that illuminate the lives of past residents while creating structures through which …


Forest Flowers

Forest Flowers is a floral design shop born from the mystique and beauty existing within the world around us. Designs inspired by the seasonal, ethereal nature of flowers enhance our daily lives, …

Art + Shopping

Northampton Community Arts Trust

The Northampton Community Arts Trust’s mission is to protect and ensure the long-term vitality of the Northampton community through the acquisition and preservation of affordable and accessible space …


Downtown Northampton Association

We are a group of business owners, property owners, local residents and fans of Downtown Northampton, who have joined forces to keep downtown vibrant, engaging, eclectic and inclusive.  We love …

Art + Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

Edwards Church of Northampton

Situated at the crossroads of State, Main, and South Streets in downtown Northampton, Edwards Church serves as a home for all who seek the Holy Spirit in the midst of a too busy, often glorious, and …

Entertainment + Other

Florence Civic Center

Our Hall & Kitchen are always available for rent at a very reasonable rate. Please Contact Mike Flynn for availability at 413-584-5048 or stop in at the Barber Shop at 9 N. Maple St.


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

Scotti's Drive-In & Meadowcrest Golf Range

Meadowcrest Golf Range with great food.

Entertainment + Food/Drink


Grapefruit is a new little shop right next to the Roost on Market street. Pop in for a visit and check out our unique collection of goods - from fine art to photocopied zines, small batch perfume …

Art + Shopping

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

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

Haven Body Arts

Haven Body Arts is a female owned & operated body art studio located in Northampton, MA. HBA brings you the most progressive body art, tattoos, and piercings in the valley.  We offer a large …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Shopping

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

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

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

NiteOwl Tattoo

NiteOwl Tattoo is dedicated to bringing you award winning tattoos at a first class experience. Our resident team of tattoo artists are extremely passionate about all things art and are available to …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Shopping

Northampton Radio Group

Northampton Radio Group, a Broadcasting & Media Production Company.  


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


Groundings is a Artisan Gallery, Gift Shop & Healing Center all rolled into one amazing space! We offer locally made gifts & goods along with gemstones, jewelry, books, herbs, occasion cards, …

Art + Shopping

Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA)

From its beginnings in the 1870s, the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) has been guided by the understanding that original works of art can be a powerful component of the liberal arts education, …

Art + Entertainment + Shopping

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

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


We bring the best service and quality to Northampton! CopyCat specializes in printing, promotional items, graphic design, web development, & more! Located in Northampton Massachusetts, family-owned …

Art + Other + Shopping

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

Make Big Things

Make Big Things is a game design cooperative and small press publisher based out of western Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois. We make hopeful games for uncertain times.

Entertainment + Shopping

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

Northampton Country Club

Founded in 1898, The Northampton Country Club combines a challenging golf course with a pleasing array of modern amenities – including a custom designed pool, updated clubhouse with a full restaurant, …

Entertainment + Food/Drink

Paradise City

Paradise City, founded in 1995, produces award-winning shows of contemporary craft and fine art. Welcome to a world overflowing with fresh ideas for home decorating, personal adornment, one-of-a-kind …


Brushworks Arts & Industry

The Brushworks Art & Industry Building is a unique multi-use Light Industrial complex, that has become the area’s premier location for local artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and the greater …


William Baczek Fine Arts

Fine arts studio in downtown Northampton.


Ascendance Inner World Arts

Ascendance is a studio where the individual expressive voice can be explored, where the art of dance is practiced and trained, and where we celebrate the confluence of individuality and community.

Art + Entertainment

Northampton Center for the Arts

The Northampton Center for the Arts (NCFA) provides affordable space for artists, performers, and educators while developing programming dedicated to arts education, multidisciplinary collaborations, …

Art + Entertainment

Artisan Gallery

If you're headed out on the road we can help inspire your travel with the perfect ensemble, meaningful host gifts and lovely reminders of your adventure. We have the joie de vivre to enliven your …

Art + Shopping

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

Thornes Marketplace

Today Thornes, under its familiar green awning, teems with traffic exploring the sights, sounds and smells of a contemporary bazaar. Locals and visitors alike are attracted to the vibrant colors and …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Shopping

Cycle Pottery

The studio is open to studio members/renters and we are accepting new members. Private lessons and smaller classes will resume in September. The gallery is open by appointment. Our online store is …

Art + Shopping

Three County Fairgrounds

Location for the yearly fair as well as other cultural and music events.

Entertainment + Music + Nightlife

Valley Advocate

Your alternative source for news, arts and entertainment in the Pioneer Valley for over 40 years.


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 Oxbow Gallery

The Oxbow Gallery is a collective gallery owned and operated by 35 artist-members. The Oxbow showcases a variety of artistic styles and mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and …


Anchor House of Artists

The Anchor House of Artists was founded in 1997 with the mission to support and expand the creative careers of artists living with mental illness, fight the social stigma that they face, and …


Pulaski Park

Pulaski Park is centrally located on Main Street in downtown Northampton. The one acre municipal park provides a natural space for all to enjoy including shade trees, walkways, benches and a play …

Art + Entertainment

Bang Bang Body Arts

Offering body piercing, tooth gems, & tattooing- including cosmetic & medical tattooing. The studio will be ever full of incredible fine art from local, national and international …

Art + Beauty/Wellness + Other + Shopping

United Way of Hampshire County

United Way of Hampshire County engages and inspires the people, employers, and organizations of Hampshire County to give, advocate, and volunteer on behalf of our community. Our vision is that all …


93.9 The River

WRSI, the River, is a radio station playing a genuine mix of roots, rock, folk, soul and everything in between. Different is Good!


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

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

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

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 …


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

American Legion Post 28

American Legion Post 28 is located at 63 Riverside Drive, Florence MA. We are a nonprofit organization and bar, and have space to hold events for your special occasions.

Food/Drink + Entertainment

Grow Food Northampton Organic Community Garden

Grow Food Northampton’s mission is to promote food security by advancing sustainable agriculture in the Northampton, Massachusetts area. We own a 120-acre community farm that provides access to land …


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