Boston Symphony Hall

Music

The Boston music scene is alive and thriving. Whether you prefer rock, jazz, classical or punk, Boston has plenty of local bands in almost every genre imaginable. No matter what your musical preferences are, Boston has live music to satisfy everyone. Even though the city is filled with college students, the classical scene is still an integral part of Boston's culture. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, considered one of the world's premier orchestras, embraces the city's diversity in music by playing both contemporary and traditional scores. Here is a list of some of the top music venues in the Boston area.

Johnny D's Restaurant and Music Club
(Boston area's most versatile music club)
17 Holland Street, Somerville
(617) 776-2004
http://boston.dickslastresort.com/index.php/

Lizard Lounge
(blend of national and local bands ranging from folk to rock)
1667 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
(617) 547-0759
http://www.lizardloungeclub.com/

The Middle East
(multipurpose venue with several rooms and three stages offering alternative rock)
472 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
(617) 864-3278
http://www.mideastclub.com/

Mojito's Lounge
(Dance Salsa, Merengue and more in Boston's only all-Latin venue)
48 Winter Street, Boston
(617) 988-8123
www.mojitoslounge.com

The Paradise
(premiere rock and roll night club)
967 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
(617) 562-8800
www.thedise.com

Scullers Jazz Club
(upscale jazz club with a great river view)
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston
(617) 562-4111
www.scullersjazz.com

T.T. the Bear's Place
(tiny rock venue)
10 Brookline Street, Cambridge
(617) 492-2327
www.ttthebears.com

Wally's Cafe
(free live jazz music nightly)
427 Massachusetts Aveue, Boston
(617) 424-1408
www.wallyscafe.com