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HARTFORD

Xfinity Theatre
61 Savitt Way, 860-548-7370
hartfordtheatre.com

Xfinity Theatre features hundreds of artists and performers each year. An audience capacity of 30,000 makes it one of the largest venues in the country. Past performers have included the Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R, and Jason Aldean. .

Black Eyed Sally’s
350 Asylum St., 860-278-7427
blackeyedsallys.com

Black Eyed Sally’s is a “barbeque and blues joint” with a reputation for good food and the nation’s top blues acts.

City Steam Brewery Café
942 Main St., 860-525-1600
citysteam.biz

City Steam uses city-supplied steam to power its award-winning 23-barrel brewery — and its popular Friday and Saturday Comedy Club.

Infinity Hall
32 Front St.
Box Office: 866-666-6306
Bistro: 860-560-7757
infinityhall.com

Hartford’s Infinity Hall, with its four-star restaurant and bar, is modeled after the successful Norfolk venue. With seating for 500, it welcomes 250 popular live music and comedy shows per year.

Webster Theater
31 Webster Street
860-525-5553
webstertheater.com

This 70-year-old former movie theater hosts weekly performances, including rock, reggae, jazz, and soul. The orchestra area doubles as a dance floor and there are five bars on location.

The Half Door
270 Sisson Ave., 860-232-7827
thehalfdoor.com

This relaxed pub, with a focus on locally sourced cooking and global specialty beers, features live, local rock music Tuesday through Saturday nights.

Arch Street Tavern
85 Arch St., 860-246-7610
archstreettavern.com

The Arch Street Tavern is a local favorite with jazz, rock, and acoustic acts taking the stage on weekends (as well as some weeknights) and reliably good food.

SIMSBURY

LittleHouse Live
West Mountain Rd., West Simsbury,
860-262-2679
littlehouselive.com

Both the band — a small group of talented rock and country musicians, and the venue — a classic New England-style barn, embody the spirit of “old-time” music and have gathered a significant following. Show dates are posted on their website.

The Maple Tree Café
781 Hopmeadow St., 860-651-1297
mapletreecafe.com

The “place to be” for years, The Maple Tree is home to a lively, local music scene, hosting different bands each weekend. Enjoy it on their patio in good weather.

Old Well Tavern
20 Tariffville Rd., 860-658-0050
theoldwelltavern.com

The Old Well Tavern hosts one band a week — and two, sometimes three on weekends. Check out their website band page for more information.

CANTON

Roaring Brook Nature Center Concerts
70 Gracey Rd., 860-693-0263
roaringbrook.org

This woodsy spot draws lots of local fans for acoustic and folk concerts, so advance ticket reservations are recommended. For upcoming dates, please visit the website.

Lisa's Crown & Hammer Pub
3 Depot St., Collinsville; 860-693-9199
crownandhammer.com

The Crown & Hammer Pub offers live music in a community atmosphere every weekend and at other times, too. Check out their events calendar on the website.

Bridge Street Live
41 Bridge St., 860-693-9762
41bridgestreet.com

This 300-seat Art Deco venue offers the best in live music and entertainment, including rock, blues, jazz, and comedy acts. The bar room, lounge, and decks overlook the Farmington River, and the restaurant serves up great food.

 

 

 


AVON

The Lyme Grill
136 Simsbury Rd., 860-674-1700
lymegrill.com

Avon’s Lyme Grill offers live music on weekends, Happy Hour Mondays — and the kitchen stays open until “last call” each night.

FARMINGTON

The Olive Bar at George's Pizza
9 School St., Unionville, 860-673-0421

olivebarct.com
After satisfying your Italian craving at George’s Pizza, step back to the Olive Bar and enjoy a drink and live entertainment on weekends.

GRANBY

The Cambridge House Brew Pub
357 Salmon Brook St., 860-OLD-BREW

cbh.beer
Featuring live music on Fridays and Saturdays, including everything from open-mic nights to local favorites like the Bus Drivers. Stop in and enjoy a brew and some live tunes.

WEST HARTFORD

McLadden’s Irish Pub
37 Lasalle Rd., 860-231-8775
mcladdens.com

This laid-back Irish pub and restaurant in West Hartford Center features acoustic and rock performances by local and national acts every Friday and Saturday, but check out their calendar of events for additional events.

Concerts at Blue Back Square
Exit 43 off I-84
westhartfordct.gov

This retail hub in the heart of West Hartford offers regular concerts throughout the year and their “A Little Music on Thursdays” series during the summer months. More information and calendar of events can be found at bluebacksquare.com.

Sounding Board Coffeehouse
at The Universalist Church
433 Fern St., 860-770-3001

soundingboardcoffeehouse.org
A non-profit live music locale that holds folk concerts most Saturdays, September through May.

Butterfly Restaurant
831 Farmington Ave., 860-236-2816
butterflychineserestaurant.com

This elegant Chinese restaurant features live, by-request piano music in the central dining room most nights.

NEW HARTFORD

Nights at the Beekley
10 Central Ave., 860-379-7235
nightsatthebeekley.com

Monthly concerts at the Beekley Community Library never fail to draw a crowd. Performances in this popular setting include folk, country, blues, and other various eclectic bands. Tickets are $25 at the door.

NORFOLK

Infinity Hall
20 Greenwoods Rd., 866-666-6306
infinityhall.com

Built in 1883, this intimate Norfolk concert hall attracts top acts from around the country — from comedy to classical guitar — while providing outstanding acoustics, seating for 300, and an upscale bistro right on the premises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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