Live Music Venues Around Boston

Carissa Johnson at the 2017 Rock & Roll Rumble, ONCE Somerville. Photo by Coleman Rogers. 


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In Boston, this list is always changing. These are venues that offer live music of varying rock styles some, most, or all of the time. 

L O C A L    V E N U E S

Aeronaut Brewery, 14 Tyler St, Somerville:

Atwood’s Tavern, Inman Square, Cambridge:

Brighton Music Hall, Brighton Ave, Allston:

Bull McCabe's, Somerville Ave, Somerville:

Charlie’s Kitchen, Eliot St, Harvard Square, Cambridge – shows on Monday only:

Chit Chat Lounge, Haverhill:

City Winery, 1 Canal St, Boston:

Club Bohemia at the Cantab, Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge:

Club Passim, Harvard Square, Cambridge:

Foundation Room, Lansdowne St, Boston:

Great Scott, Commonwealth Ave, Allston:

Greek American Social Club, Somerville: 

Hojoko at The Verb Hotel, Commonwealth Ave, Boston:

Jacques Underground, Broadway St, Boston:

Koto, Salem, Mass:

Lily Pad, Inman Square, Cambridge:

Lizard Lounge, Mass Ave, between Harvard and Porter Squares, Cambridge:

Middle East downstairs, Mass Ave., Central Square, Cambridge:

Middle East upstairs, Cambridge:

Middle East corner, Mass Ave, Cambridge:

Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain:

Middlesex Lounge, Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge:

Milky Way, Jamaica Plain (Bella Luna):

Model Cafe, Allston (occasional live music, mostly DJ nights):

Oberon, Harvard Square, Cambridge:

O’Brien’s, Harvard Ave, Allst

ONCE Somerville (Ballroom + Lounge), Highland Ave, Somerville:

Out of the Blue Gallery, Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge:

P.A.’s Lounge, Somerville Ave, Union Square, Somerville:

Paradise Rock Club, Commonwealth Ave, Boston:

Plough and Stars, Massachusetts Ave, between Central and Harvard Squares, Cambridge:

Ralph's Diner, Worcester

Red Room at Cafe 939, Boylston St, Boston:

The Rockwell, Davis Square, Somerville:

Sally O’Brien’s, Somerville Ave, Union Square, Somerville:

Sammy’s Patio, Revere:

The Sinclair, Church St, Cambridge:

Sonia, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (former site of TT the Bear's Place):

State Park, 1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge:

Tavern At The End of The World, Charlestown:

Toad, Mass Ave, Cambridge:

Thunder Road, Somerville Ave, Union Square, Somerville:

Uncharted, 103 Market St, Lowell:

ZuZu, Mass Ave, next to the Middle East Cambridge:

2017 Rumble stage, ONCE Ballroom, Somerville; Photo by Anngelle Wood



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