Music makes life more enjoyable, whether it’s hard rock or classical. While you could just turn on the radio or listen to Spotify, a music experience that can’t be compared is seeing a live performance. The energy and atmosphere is truly unique, and it’s a fantastic way to create lasting memories. Whether it’s the symphony, a rock concert, or just a talented unknown with a guitar, we all have a special memory of listening to someone perform live.
The Greater Merrimack Valley has some amazing live music experiences that should not be missed out on. From symphonies to indie bands playing in coffee shops, you’re sure to find a performance that speaks – and sings – to you.
Celebrating the arts of all mediums, Gallery Z is a space for the visual and performing arts, music included. From original music to cover songs to acoustic open mic nights, their calendar boasts a wide variety of live music performances to choose from. It’s the perfect place to discover up-and-coming performers and get into new genres of music.
Located in a historic mill building, Taffeta is an intimate music venue that offers a wide variety of shows. Live performances range from tribute bands to blues to rock & roll, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Get on your feet (the shows are usually standing room only unless indicated otherwise) and sway to the music with your friends and fellow music-lovers.
Groton Hill Music Center
If you enjoy a diverse range of music and artists, look no further than Groton Hill Music Center. A nonprofit music education center, they have concerts that suit just about every music taste. Classical, Jazz, bluegrass, country, and even Celtic artists have graced their stage and filled the ears of eager listeners with their beautiful performances.
Cary Memorial Hall
Are you someone with an ear for classical music? Cary Memorial Hall hosts a variety of music programs and is home to Lexington’s very own professional orchestra, the Lexington Symphony. These symphonies are perfect for planning an elegant evening around, giving you the opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy beautiful music. If you’d rather attend something a bit more casual, the hall also hosts folk and jazz music concerts.
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
There is no limit to the types of music you can experience at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Broadway showtunes, Grammy-award winning performers, international sensations, pop, rock, and more have all mesmerized audiences from their stage. There really is something for everyone as a wide variety of musicians are booked to perform throughout the year. And who wouldn’t want to play at a venue that’s over 100 years old and seats 2,800 music lovers?
Mill No. 5
Mill No. 5 is a hub of dining, shopping, and entertainment, and music is no exception! Their calendar boasts an assortment of live music events at the Overlook at the Luna Theater, the Farm Market, and Coffee and Cotton. Discover new, independent artists while relaxing in a refurbished old textile mill, vibing with fellow music lovers.
Music is a diverse art that speaks to everyone in its own unique way. Everyone has their own tastes and opinions, but all can agree that there are few experiences that compare to seeing a live performance. Be sure to check your calendars and book your tickets for your next amazing musical experience.