Boston Music Venues Overview

Cantab Lounge - Dive Bar | Live Music Venue in Boston

There is such a detailed musical history in Boston that it’s hard to list all the names of the greats who got their start here. However, when you think about the likes of Van Morrison, Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, and the Cars, you also think about the vast array of live music venues that have played host to both local favorites and traveling-through-town superstars alike.

Seeing a show in any of the music venues in Boston can mean sitting five feet from the next big thing to sitting 500 feet away from the biggest names in the world. Boston does have some legendary music venues though and seeing a concert at TD Garden, Fenway Park, or Bank of America Pavilion usually means a Top 40 superstar has made their way into town.

Of course there are a plethora of midsize and more intimate venues as well from the Wilbur Theatre, House of Blues, Orpheum Theater, and Paradise Rock Club on the medium side, to the smaller jazz haunts and soloist stages like The Beehive, Lucky’s Lounge, and TT the Bear’s Place.

So if you’re looking to see someone famous, sit close to an up-and-coming star, or find an old crooner to tap your toes to, there are plenty of Boston music venues to satisfy anyone’s ear drums.

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Browse Boston Music Venues by Neighborhood

Cambridge / Somerville

Charlie’s Kitchen - Beer Garden | Dive Bar | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Boston. more music venues in Cambridge / Somerville

Back Bay

Berklee Performance Center - Concert Venue | Music Venue | Performing Arts Center in Boston. more music venues in Back Bay

Downtown / Financial District

Ned Devine's - Bar | Club | Irish Pub | Live Music Venue in Boston. more music venues in Downtown / Financial District

Allston / Brighton

Great Scott - Bar | Music Venue in Boston. more music venues in Allston / Brighton

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