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

Fall Sessions of HooteNanny

Studio Helix, 3rd Floor Thornes Market (150 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01035)

The fall session of HooteNanny will begin September 18/19, 2019 and will run for 10 weeks through …

Entertainment + Music

Adult Ballet with Kelly Silliman

Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley St., Northampton MA 01060)

Mixed Level Adult/Teen Ballet, ages 14+, Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, taught by Kelly Silliman This is a …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Sugar Biscuit Queer Dance Party: First Friday's

The Basement (21 Center St, Northampton MA 01060-3004)

Our monthly Queer Dance party happens the first Friday of every month. This a safe space so please …

Entertainment + Music

Latin Night Every Tuesday | Iron Horse Northampton 10PM

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

Latin Night Hosted by DJ Alexavier & DJ Chico (21+) Venue: Iron Horse Music Hall 20 Center Street …

Entertainment + Music

Beginner Modern Dance

33 Hawley St (Northampton, MA MA United States)

BEGINNER ADULT MODERN INSTRUCTOR: SOFIA ENGELMAN SATURDAYS, 10:30AM-12PM ​WEEKLY, STARTING FEBRUARY …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Jesús Muñoz Flamenco: Mensajes

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

Mensajes returns to the raw form of Flamenco, rooted in rhythmic connection. Featuring Nationally …

Music

Kelsey Flynn w. Jennifer Myszkowski at The Parlor Room

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

Signature Sounds Presents Kelsey Flynn w. Jennifer Myszkowski at The Parlor Room SATURDAY, APRIL …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Che Apalache at The Parlor Room

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

Signature Sounds Presents Che Apalache at The Parlor Room. SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT 7:00PM DOORS OPEN AT …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Beyond Machu Picchu - A Journey along the Great Inca Trail

Northampton Center for the Arts (Northampton, MA 01060)

Journey Beyond Machu Picchu and Explore Millennial Landscapes and Life Today Along the 30,000 …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Dinty Child and The Lucky Ones w/s/g Annie Lynch at the Parlor Room

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

Signature Sounds Presents Dinty Child Music and The Lucky Ones w/s/g Annie Lynch at The Parlor Room …

Art + Entertainment + Music

The Mallett Brothers Band

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

The Mallett Brothers Band is an independent rock and roll / Americana / country band from Maine. …

Music

Altar Boyz

Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060)

ALTAR BOYZ is a foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band …

Entertainment + Nightlife

Artist Talk: Pamela Petro, The Blink of Our Lifetimes, The Ecology of Dusk

A.P.E Gallery (126 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060)

WHAT: The Blink of Our Lifetimes, The Ecology of Dusk. Images by Pamela Petro WHERE: A.P.E. 126 Main …

Art + Entertainment + Music

The Stone Coyotes

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

Barbara Keith began her career at the Café Wha? in Greenwich Village in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, …

Music

The Glorious Unknown rocks Bishop's Lounge

Bishop's Lounge (41 Strong Ave, Northampton MA 01060)

We're back at Bishop's Lounge to rock the night away! $5 cover Come party with us!

Art + Entertainment + Music

Valley Letters Project: Love Letters – An exploration of love through word

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

A Fundraiser to Benefit the Academy of Music Theatre The Academy of Music Theatre is proud to …

Music

Jeopardy / Black Palm / Crowfeeder / Dumpster Fire

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

JeopardyVT Thrash DorksBlack PalmChaotic Hardcore/Progressive MetalCrowfeederHeavy music. Riffs. …

Music

Beginner Modern Dance

33 Hawley St (Northampton, MA MA United States)

BEGINNER ADULT MODERN INSTRUCTOR: SOFIA ENGELMAN SATURDAYS, 10:30AM-12PM ​WEEKLY, STARTING FEBRUARY …

Art + Entertainment + Music

The Eilen Jewell Band

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

Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she …

Music

The Doomsday Ladies

9 Pearl Street (Northampton, MA 01060)

Fronted by the distinctly unsentimental singer songwriter Tom Shread, The Doomsday Ladies play their …

Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

Soulsha: Afro-Celtic Funk at the Iron Horse

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

Soulsha: Afro-Celtic Funk Tuesday, April 21st Iron Horse, 20 Center Street Northampton, Mass. …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at the Parlor Room

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

Signature Sounds Presents Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at The Parlor Room WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22ND …

Art + Entertainment + Music

The Ukulele Scramble at Forbes Library

Forbes Library (20 West Street, Northampton MA 01060)

WHAT: The Ukulele Scramble WHERE: Forbes Library 40 West st. Northampton, MA. WHEN: April 22 at 7 PM …

Art + Entertainment + Music

Marshall Crenshaw and The Bottle Rockets

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

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

Music

Local Venues & Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

Three County Fairgrounds

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

Entertainment + 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

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

Progression Brewing Co.

Progression Brewing Company, located on Pearl street in downtown Northampton, features a full kitchen and offers great IPA's, Ale's, Saison, and Stouts. If you enjoy places with no televisions, then …

Art + Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electric Eye Records

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

Music + 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

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

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

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

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

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

Toasted Owl Tavern

Local tavern with extensive beer menu and delicious food.

Food/Drink + 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 …

Food/Drink + Music + 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

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

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

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

Brew Practitioners

Brew Practitioners is the stuff of the American dream. It is a majority women-owned entity and all of the practitioners come from diverse walks of life, culturally and geographically. We are a group …

Entertainment + Food/Drink + Music + Nightlife