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By Scott Roberto / September 11, 12:00 AM
10 Top Spots for Live Music in Boston

Check out these venues for the best in must-see (and listen) entertainment this fall


Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

The city’s premier locale for outdoor concerts, perched right on Boston Harbor, boasts Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas (September 12), Father John Misty (September 13), Young the Giant (September 14), Sturgill Simpson (September 16), Alison Krauss and David Gray (September 22), The War on Drugs (September 23) and Kid Cudi (October 1) to close its season.

290 Northern Ave., 617-728-1600, livenation.com

Club Passim

The legendary folk music haven that has nurtured the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez hosts upcoming shows by Antje Duvekot (September 14 & 15), Owen Plant (September 16) and Geoff Muldaur (September 23). 

47 Palmer St., Cambridge, 617-492-7679, passim.org

House of Blues

Located behind Fenway Park’s iconic Green Monster, the Hub outpost of this national chain brings such big acts as Foster the People (September 13), Mutemath (September 14) and Marilyn Manson (October 2) to town.  

15 Lansdowne St., 888-693-BLUE, hob.com/boston

Paradise Rock Club 

Renowned for showcasing soon-to-be huge artists like U2 and Elvis Costello before they were famous, the Paradise rocks on with Mondo Cozmo (September 15), Big Boi (September 17) and Alvvays (October 3) this fall. 

967 Commonwealth Ave., 617-562-8800, thedise.com

The Sinclair

An acclaimed gastropub as well as a top-notch music club, The Sinclair’s cozy confines in Cambridge’s Harvard Square hosts up-and-coming acts Joseph (September 16), Big Thief (September 17), Margaret Glaspy (September 21) and The Lemon Twigs (September 28) as well as influential legacy artists like Wire (September 23) and Dinosaur Jr. (October 4 & 5). 

52 Church St., Cambridge, 617-547-5200, sinclaircambridge.com

Wilbur Theatre

Comedy and music headliners regularly fill the stage at this historic theater, including Yes (September 17) and Jonny Lang (October 3). 

246 Tremont St., 617-248-9700, thewilbur.com


This sleek nightclub doubles as a concert hall, featuring alt-rock acts like Kasabian (September 16) and The Wonder Years (October 7). 

279 Tremont St., 800-745-3000, royaleboston.com

Scullers Jazz Club

Enjoy dinner and a show at this elegant and intimate jazz club, a favorite since 1989. 

DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road, 866-777-8932, scullersjazz.com

Top of the Hub

A prime spot for special occasion dining, Top of the Hub (pictured) also boasts live music every night, featuring a host of regional talent performing timeless classics from the Great American Songbook. 

Prudential Tower, 52nd floor, 617–536–1775, topofthehub.net

Symphony Hall 

An acoustical marvel, the home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (which begins its new season September 22) and the Boston Pops also hosts performances from other leading classical music luminaries, not to mention the occasional pop star. 

301 Massachusetts Ave., 888-266-1200, bso.org

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