Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
1 Atwood Dr.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 586-1211
Fax: (413) 586-0630
Along with Iron Horse Music Hall, Calvin Theatre and The Basement, Pearl Street Nightclub is one of the musical venues of the Iron House Entertainment Group. Situated in Downtown Northampton, this is a club that gives you lots of great live music by the likes of Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime and G-Eazy to enjoy. Standing-room only, the venue does not permit the entry of children under the age of six. A full bar is available, and credit cards are not accepted.
The Parlor Room is a small space at the headquarters of Signature Sounds Recordings, and it has been used to demonstrate the kind of music the label deals with. With a capacity of just about 50 people, this intimate venue hosts concerts by artists associated with the label, and even some by others. You can stop by to catch indie, Americana, rock and folk artists in action, and don't forget to bring your own beer and wine!
Iron Horse Music Hall gives all music lovers a reason to smile. With the motto of 'Music Alone Shall Live', this place brings many bands, musicians and singers under one roof. The hall is especially known for gigs in classical chamber music, jazz, country and folk music. Large crowds are enticed by popular acts by artistes like Suzanne Vega, Stanley Jordan, George Winston and many others. The hall is managed by Iron Horse Entertainment Group.
Smith College is both one of the "Seven Sisters Colleges" as well as the "Five Colleges" and is the country's largest liberal arts college for women. Since 1871, Smith, along with its world-class faculty has been educating women through their open curriculum which allows students to explore various areas of study. Over half of its students participate in their Junior Year Abroad program in either Paris, Geneva, Florence or Hamburg, where all classes are conducted in the language of the country. Smith is also the first women's college to offer an engineering program.
The Basement (formerly known as Bishop's Lounge) is an intimate music venue in Northampton that caters to the Valley's indie music followers. There are weekly shows, DJs and special guests throughout the year, but the schedule really gains momentum when school is in session and students from the region's many colleges show up for rock shows.
The impressive and varied line-up at the Calvin Theatre is definitely worth a look. A part of the Iron Horse Entertainment Group, this theater has both balcony and floor seating. From comedies, musicals and private events to the Russian Ballet, you will find them all here. Check the website for the latest shows and events, and you will probably see something that grabs your interest. Tickets are sold at the time of the show only in the case that it isn't sold out, so try to book them in advance.
Exciting activities await you at Three County Fairgrounds. Formed with the intention of promoting agriculture, agricultural education and agricultural science in the Commonwealth, the Three County Fairgrounds have something to offer adults, children and even the aged. For starters, you can have some fun with live "thoroughbred racing." There is also an annual fair where you can enjoy the merry-go-rounds. Have some of your favorite food here and mingle with the crowd. You never know, you might just meet some interesting people who can make your day a memorable one!
Amidst scenic landscape and beauty, lies the Delaney House which is an elegant venue that features superior banquet facilities. It features 13 rooms which are well decorated and are available for private hire. They also offer the best Sunday brunch in the whole valley. Suitable for private parities, wedding and other events, it assures memorable and unforgettable moments. For more details on the venue, do visit the website or call ahead.
13th Floor Music Lounge is the venture of John St. Onge, Rich Tardy and Jonathan Neumann. Located at JJ's Tavern's upper level, this independent music venue hosts besides musicians, comedy acts and theater. They also have art exhibitions occasionally. It features a jukebox, a bar, stage and pool tables. The compassed wooden A’s on the walls are speakers to give a surround-sound effect. Some of their previous listings are Creature Machine, Rusty Curtains, Great American Ghost and Blinded Sphinx.
A space dedicated to presenting art in its various manifestations, Flywheel Arts Collective is a not-for-profit community arts venue that strives to create a space where artists and audience can acquaint with each other through art. Be it a live musical performance, a theatrical performance, an art show, a poetry reading, or a film screening, this space brings forth local artists, while also maintaining a cultural diversity by presenting artists from all over the country. Being a community space, Flywheel Arts Collective does have a code of conduct that it requests of its visitors, so do see the website to know more.
Music lovers will never be disappointed with Pines Theater, a venue that has seen some of the very best performances by rock stars and legends. If the artist is well acclaimed, then tickets can cost between $65-100. If you are on a shoe-string budget, don't fret because tickets also come cheaper!
The first of the Seven Sisters and a member of the "Five Colleges" consortium, Mount Holyoke is a women's liberal arts college, and "the oldest continuing institution of higher education for women in the world." Mount Holyoke has produced numerous Fulbright scholars and has a number of special programs which allow students to obtain multiple degrees from partnered universities across the country.