Music Lovers - Don't Miss This Live Music Lineup!


Posted: September 22, 2018

There’s nothing like getting out and experiencing live music and the city of Worcester has no shortage of it. Whether you are venturing off campus with friends, or out on a date night, you’re sure to find a venue offering a show you’ll love. 

Birch Tree Bread Co: 

Birch Tree Bread Co, owned by Avra Hoffman and Robert Fecteau, will fuel your desire for unique toasts and lattes, all while enjoying some live music (if you are there Wednesday or Friday from 6-9pm). Better yet, most of the performances are by local musicians! Everywhere you turn you will only hear good reviews about Birch Tree, and that is because it is genuinely good! The vision for Birch tree is about community, wholeness, and supporting local businesses. Everything is fresh, warm, and inviting, so you will feel right at home.

Upcoming Performances:

Oct 3 / Worcester Jazz Collective

Oct 5 / Big Jon Short

Oct 6 / Russo Bros Jazz Quintet

Oct 7 / The Promise is Hope

Oct 10 / Brooks

Oct 12 / Straight Up Jazz Band

Oct 13 / Highway Kind

Oct 14 / Big Jon Short

Oct 17 / Giuliano

Oct 19 / Carlos Odria Trio

Oct 20 / Stillwater String Band


The Palladium:

The Palladium is not only one of the best places around for live music, but it encompasses a rich history of Worcester and of music in general. All types of music acts have played here ranging from rock, rap, edm, hip-hop and more. All shows are all ages, unless specified, and tickets are general admission only. It doesn’t get much better than that. Located in central Worcester at 261 Main Street, the Palladium is a great place to see your favorite artists. 

Upcoming Performances:

Oct 5 / Modest Mouse

Oct 12 / Twiztid

Oct 20 / The Disco Biscuits

Oct 23 / Good Charlotte

Oct 25 / Clutch

Oct 27 / Descendents

Nov 2 - Nov 3 / The String Cheese Incident


Bull Mansion:

Bull Mansion is unlike anything you have ever experienced. It’s an american bistro that delivers exquisite meals every time. With multiple function rooms for all kinds of events, this is where you will want to be for that special occasion. Because of its emphasis on live music and events, they will soon only be opening the bistro to the public on weekends starting in February, so make your reservations while you can!  

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 28 / Jazzed Up Duo

Oct 5 / Jazz In the Bistro with Jean Mancini

Oct 12 / Mauro Depasquale's Jazzed Up Duo

Oct 19 / Dale LePage, and Joe D'Angelo

Oct 20 / Dan Burke

Oct 26 / Mauro Depasquale's Jazzed Up Duo


Nu Kitchen: 

Nu Kitchen, formerly known as the Nu Café is a hot spot for studying, delicious smoothies and live music. On Sundays and Thursdays they have live performances to sizzle up your experience. Better yet, on Saturdays they have open mic night, poetry, live bands...its all music to my ears. 

Upcoming Performances:

Saturdays / Open Mic Night

Oct 4 / Live Performance Ed Dix

Oct 7 / Neo Swing Jazz

Nov 18 / Tom Ewart


Wormtown Brewery:

Breweries are the new trend, and Wormtown has got it down to a science. You’ve maybe tried one of their most popular brew, Be Hoppy. You loved it right? Wormtown opened in 2010 and since then has gained instant support from the community. What is better than beer and live music? Oh, add in some food from Volturno or Sim Jang and its the best time ever. On Tuesdays they have trivia, and every other night it's just a good time.

Upcoming Performances:

Oct 7 / 1 PM - 3 PM / Zack Slick 

Oct 10 / 6: 30 PM - 8:30 PM / Big John Short 

Oct 14 / 1 PM - 3 PM / Mike Melendez

Oct 17 / 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM / Jesse Ljunggren 

Oct 13 / 2 PM - 4 PM (Norm Party) SPF 4 + more TBD

Oct 24 / 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM / David Ashman Jr.


Greater Good:

Greater Good is the newest brewery location to come to Worcester and I couldn't be happier. It’s America's first imperial brewing company. Live music, grilled cheese, and games? It’s like an adult Chuck E’ Cheese! While the weather is still nice, you won’t want to miss checking out your new favorite hang out spot. Coming up, they are hosting a brewery festival on November 3rd at 55 Millbrook Street in Worcester. 

Upcoming Performances:

Sept 23 / David Garden (of Hit The Bus)

Sept 27 / 6 PM - 9 PM /  Finn Friday

Sept 28 /  7 PM - 10PM / Dan Feeley

Sept 29 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Chris Houston

Oct 4 /  6 PM - 9 PM / David Garden (of Hit The Bus)

Oct 5 / 7 PM - 10 PM / coltandthecoyotes

Oct 6 / 1 PM - 4 PM / David Garden (of Hit The Bus)

Oct 6 / 5 PM - 8 PM / Booty and The Jett

Oct 12 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Jesse Ljunggren

Oct 13 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Paul Courchaine

Oct 14 / Arny Spielberg and Guitarist Bob Sarkala    

Oct 19 / Johnney Wheeler Band

Oct 20 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Wheeler and Wibble

Oct 21 / Hip Swayers    

Oct 25 /  6 PM - 9 PM / David Garden (of Hit The Bus)

Oct 26 / 7 PM - 10 PM / coltandthecoyotes

Oct 27 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Jesse Ljunggren

Nov 2 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Ken Graff

Nov 3 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Matt Hart

Nov 4 / Hip Swayers    

Nov 8 /  6 PM - 9 PM / Chad Clements

Nov 10 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Fergus Sunday 

Nov 16 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Ken Graff

Nov 17 /  7 PM - 10 PM / Jonny Taylor

Nov 23 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Paul Courchaine

Nov 24 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Taylor-Haydew Duet

Nov 30 / 7 PM - 10 PM / Double Dose of Dave


About The Author

Hi! I'm Rachael Berthiaume, a student at Worcester State University majoring in Communication. I like to spend my free time exploring all that Worcester has to offer (especially the food) and blogging at Rachaelruth.com