Live Music in Pioneer Valley

Entertainment opportunities for music lovers

Entertainment opportunities for music lovers

The greater Springfield area has a wide variety of things to see and do, including multiple concert venues that host special events such as the Mohawk Trail Concerts series and the Sevenars Concerts series. When you combine this with the fact that the Pioneer Valley places a big emphasis on providing residents and tourists with a nice mixture of other cultural opportunities, it becomes easy to understand why so many people are drawn to Springfield.

What Is the Mohawk Trail Concerts Series?

The Federated Church at Charlemont provides an air-conditioned and intimate setting for an interesting mixture of musical events throughout June and July. For example, this series will include an Independence Day celebration featuring a free jazz concert held off-site at the Deerfield River Bank. All of the other concerts in this series are held on-site at the church, including the Hope and Joy performances on July 25-26 that will bring the work of well-known classical composers such as Johannes Brahms to life for a modern audience.

What Is the Sevenars Concerts Series?

Sevenars Concerts, also known as the Sevenars Music Festival, features a new performance every Sunday from July 13 through August 17. This year's performers include saxophonist Lynn Klock, the Allant Piano Trio and pianist Lynell James. Each concert begins at 4 p.m., and they're all held at the Academy in South Worthington. As an added bonus, general admission tickets include refreshments.

Additional Music Venues

Springfield is home to the Symphony Hall, and this venue brings a diverse list of entertainment options to the area, including concerts, musicals and comedians. The MassMutual Center hosts conventions, and it also has a 7,000-seat arena that attracts musical performers, special events, family shows and sporting events. The Mountain Park Amphitheater is located in Holyoke, and music lovers are treated to a variety of performances every year such as the Get the Led Out and Lotus Land double bill taking place on August 2. Additionally, the Calvin Theater brings in a mixture of well-known musical performers, comedians and special events. This summer's lineup at the Calvin Theater includes Patty Griffin and Gordon Lightfoot.

Other Musical Options

The greater Springfield area has multiple nightlife options for those who enjoy watching musical performances from local and up-and-coming bands. Residents and visitors also have easy access to a long list of mid- to large-sized venues within a 90-minute drive in multiple directions. In other words, no matter what type of music you prefer, you should have no problem finding concerts on a regular basis within Pioneer Valley and the surroundings areas that will suit your tastes.

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