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Club Passim, Cambridge

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Established as Club 47 in 1958 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1994, Passim in Harvard Square has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England, fostering both performers and audiences alike.

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Club Passim

For more than 60 years, Club Passim has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.

Passim School of Music

Established in 2000, the School teaches a variety of classes and workshops in everything from songwriting to voice to numerous acoustic instruments. The School serves over 500 students per year.

The Iguana Music Fund

Created in 2008, the Iguana Music Fund makes grants to musicians in an effort to advance their art and careers.

BCMFest

Through a monthly Celtic Music Monday and a weekend-long festival in January, BCMFest showcases Greater Boston’s best performers of music, song and dance from the Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic and Celtic-inspired traditions.

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Passim acknowledges that we stand on the traditional land of the Massachusett Peoples, and want to honor their land and people past and present.
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  • Came to see the amazing Mindy Smith. One thing worth noting when you're coming to see an act. The venue is in a basement - there a few pillars on each side of the venue (probably about 15 feet from th...  more »
  • Club Passim is a great intimate venue to hear terrific live music across the wide folk music genre. The sound quality is terrific. The menu does not offer a big selection. Yet the food is terrific and...  more »
  • My cousin, Reid, took me to Club Passim on Monday, April 8th. It was the Iguana Music Fund showcase. What a treat. I ended up with 3 CD's before I left. It is so great to support live music and artist...  more »
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  • Passims is an intimate club featuring a variety of performing arts from folk to bluegrass to a monthly storytelling and spoken word poetry evening. They are a nonprofit so they aren't expensive and are community focused. We need more places like this.
  • Incredible music selection year round for all price points! Food is good and healthy options are available, too. Personally, I enjoyed a delicious butternut squash salad with feta cheese with a side of meat that was extremely satisfying. Seating is a bit tight but allows for some sort of "communal table" that proved to be a good solution if you're also trying to meet new people, too. It also keeps the place organized and neat, but prevents from dancing should the music be appropriate for it. It's a must if you wish to listen to some good live music and venture in an almost historic music venue!!
  • This is a gem in Cambridge. I wish that I went there more frequently. They do a great job of selecting musicians. I think you could just buy tickets at random and come out ok.
  • Great spot! Great music, great service. Intimate setting. Place is a gem!
  • Such a great atmosphere for some local live music and small-scale traveling acts. I always go there to see my favorite folk music group - The Sea The Sea - and enjoy the atmosphere, ambience, drinks menu, and food. Good and enjoy!
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