Boston Emissions Local Listings Venues

Listed below are rooms that feature local music. This list is ever-changing. Covid restrictions are ever-changing. 

Phenomenal Sun at the 2019 Rock & Roll Rumble at ONCE Ballroom, Somerville | Photo by Coleman Rogers

Boston Emissions Local Listings Venues
Rooms that feature locally-based music. This list is ever-changing.

Room is under construction

Atwood’s, Cambridge
877 Cambridge St, Cambridge, Mass, 617-864-2792
Booking contact: Randi Millman,

Brighton Music Hall, Brighton
158 Brighton Avenue, Boston, Mass, Crossroads Presents, 617-547-0620
Booking contact: Dustin Labbe,

The Burren Backroom (shows are early, 7-9pm)
247 Elm St, Somerville, Mass, 617-776-6896
Booking contact: Tom Bianchi,


The Cantab Lounge and Club Bohemia downstairs – venue was reportedly sold
738 Massachusetts Ave, Central Square, Cambridge, Mass, 617-354-2685
Booking contact: Mikey Bliss at Club Bohemia: 617-482-4920

Charlie’s Kitchen, Harvard Square, Cambridge (Monday shows only)
10 Eliot St, Cambridge, Mass, 617-492-9646
Booking contact: Daniel Carswell,

Club Passim
47 Palmer St, Cambridge, Mass, 617-492-7679
Booking contact: Matt Smith,

The Hong Kong, Cambridge
1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, Mass
Booking contact:
Cap: 100, on the 3rd floor

City Winery. Boston and Haymarket Lounge
80 Beverly St, Boston, Mass, 617-933-8047
Booking contact:

Great Scott, Allston – Closed in Summer 2020, currently scouting new location
Booking contact: Carl Lavin,

The Jungle, Somerville
6 Sanborn Court, Somerville, Mass, 617-718-0204
Booking contact: Various,
Cap: 65

Koto Salem
90 Washington St, Salem, Mass
(978) 498-4826
Booking contact:

The Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St, Inman Square, Cambridge, Mass, 617-955-7729
Booking contact:

Lizard Lounge, Cambridge
1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge, 617 547 0759
Booker: awaiting updates
Cap: 80+

Reopening Summer 2021
Middle East, Upstairs and Downstairs, Zuzu, and Sonia
Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
Status of this venue is unknown after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced there

Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain
3496 Washington Street, Boston, Mass, 617-524-9038
Booking contact: Stoney Larson,

The Milky Way, Jamaica Plain
Permanently closed

New World Tavern
56 Main Street, Plymouth

2 Arrow Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass, 617-547-8300
Booking inquiries: Google form (you may or may not get a response)

O’Brien’s, Allston
3 Harvard Ave, Allston, 617-782-6245
Booking contact:

Summer Music Series ONCE at Boynton Yards, July through September

ONCE Ballroom & Lounge, Somerville – location on Highland Ave closed permanently in 2020. with new site being scouted
160 Highland Ave, Somerville, 617-285-0167
Booking contact:  Alex Pickert,
Lounge cap: 100 / Ballroom: 300+

Opus Underground, Salem
87 Washington Street, Salem, Mass. 978-744-9600
Booking contact:

Paradise Rock Club, Boston
967 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, 617-562-8801
Kegan Harrington,
Cap: 900+

Plough and Stars, Cambridge
912 Mass Ave, Cambridge, Mass, 617-576-0032
Booking contact: Jim Seery,

The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint
175 Rivers Edge Dr, Medford

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Sally O’Brien’s, Somerville
335 Somerville Ave, Somerville, Mass, 617-666-3589
Booking contact:
Cap: 100

The Sinclair, Cambridge
52 Church Street, Cambridge, Mass, 617-547-5200
Booking contact: Josh Smith,
Cap: 500+

Spire Center for Performing Arts
25 1/2 Court St, Plymouth, MA


Toad, Cambridge
1920 Mass Ave, Cambridge, Mass
Booking contact: waiting on updates


Thunder Road, Somerville
379 Somerville Ave, Somerville, Mass, 617-776-7623
Booking contact: Michael Bernier,
Cap: 200+

Union Tavern, Somerville
345 Somerville Ave, Somerville, Mass, 617-776-1557

Worthen Attic, Lowell
141 Worthen St, Lowell, Mass

Warp and Weft, Lowell
197 Market St, Lowell, Mass, (978) 455-6537

The Square Root, Roslindale
2 Corinth St, Boston, Mass, 617-477-3392

Ralph’s, Worcester
148 Grove Street, Worcester, Mass, 508-753-9543
Booking contact:; for heavy music, Metal Chris,

The Shaskeen, Manchester
909 Elm St, Manchester, NH
Booking contact:

Thirsty First, Lowell
280 Central St, Lowell, Mass, 978-454-7600
Booking contact:

Dusk, Providence
301 Harris Ave, Providence, RI, 401-714-0444
Booking contact:

Askew Providence
150 Chestnut St, Providence, RI, 774-526-9736
Booking contact: Booking:

Alchemy Providence
71 Richmond Street, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI, 401-383-6336
Booking contact: |

Iron Horse Music Hall, Pearl Street, The Basement
Northampton, Mass
Booking contact:

Flywheel (art space, *not a bar)
43 Main St, Easthampton, Mass, 413-527-9800
Booking contact:

One Longfellow Square, Portland
181 State Street, Portland, ME, 207-761-1757
Booking contact:

Geno’s Portland
625 Congress St, Portland, ME, 207-221-2382
Booking contact:

RiP TT the Bear’s, The Cantab Lounge, Kirkland Cafe, Abbey Lounge, The Linwood, Bill’s Bar, Church, Radio, The Rat, Mama Kin, Axis, All Asia, Kendall Cafe, UnchARTed. The Last Safe, Harper’s Ferry, The Channel, Bunratty’s, ONCE, Thunder Road, 

And the many venues that came before me and one’s I’ve never been to.