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20+ Places to Enjoy Free Live Music in Boston for Every Day of the Week

Ladies and gentlemen, cue the drums! There's truly no better way to spend an evening than immersing yourself in live music, surrounded by your closest friends, and belting out your favorite tunes. Whether your musical tastes lean towards classical melodies or you're a die-hard rock band enthusiast, nothing beats the thrill of experiencing performers live and in person. In Boston, there are plenty of fantastic spots where you can enjoy live music for free while savoring a cold beer and singing along to talented musicians.

Compiled by Kenneal Patterson, here's a curated list of the best venues in Boston for free live music, categorized by each day of the week:


- **The Liberty Hotel** (West End): Kick off your week with blues tunes in the snazzy lobby of The Liberty Hotel. It's the perfect spot for a relaxed evening with a glass of wine and soulful music.


- **Telegraph Hill** (South Boston): Explore a variety of musicians while enjoying delicious cocktails and the Flatbread of the Day at this Southie staple.


- **Revolution Hall** (Lexington): Experience rock jams every Wednesday in the vibrant atmosphere of Revolution Hall, where you can also enjoy delectable dishes and brews.

- **The Burren: Irish Session** (Davis Square): Dive into Celtic music on Monday nights at this cozy Cambridge pub, a hotspot for classic Irish tunes.


- **Ward 4** (Newton): Delight in great tunes while dining on mouthwatering dishes at this local favorite hangout in Newton.

- **Long Live Roxbury** (Roxbury): Immerse yourself in jazz nights every Thursday at Long Live Roxbury Boston Taproom, where you can enjoy a fusion of excellent beer and soulful music.


- **The Bebop: Blues Jam** (Back Bay): Start your weekend with an incredible blues band at The Bebop, and don't miss the chance to join in if you're a local musician.

- **Bostonia Public House** (Downtown): Revel in the diverse music scene at this sophisticated bistro in downtown Boston, where various bands perform on Fridays.


- **PKL** (South Boston): Unwind after a day of pickleball with live tunes at PKL, Southie's favorite pickleball bar.

- **The Beehive** (South End): Indulge in weekend brunch accompanied by live jazz performances on a stylish raised stage at The Beehive.

- **Thirsty Scholar** (Inman Square): Tap your feet to the rhythm of talented local musicians every Saturday night at Somerville's classic pub, The Thirsty Scholar.


- **The Porch** (Medford): Experience the blues jam at Boston's best juke joint, where local musicians are invited to join in. After the jam session, treat yourself to some mouthwatering Southern comfort food.

- **Sam Adams Brewery** (Jamaica Plain): Enjoy live performances while savoring classic brews at Sam Adams Brewery every Sunday until the end of February.

- **Capo** (South Boston): Transport yourself back to the 1940s with an interactive show featuring Frank Sinatra's classic hits paired with a traditional Italian dinner at Capo's Supper Club.

- **Harpoon Brewery** (Seaport): End your week on a high note with beer, pretzels, and live music at Harpoon Beer Hall every Sunday.


For a consistent dose of live music throughout the week, check out these hip venues:

- **Wally’s Café Jazz Club** (South End): Step into the ambiance of the early 20th century at one of the oldest family-owned jazz clubs. From blues to funk to Latin jazz salsa, you'll find it all here.

- **Loretta’s Last Call** (Fenway): Embrace the country vibe almost every night at Loretta’s Last Call, where live music is a regular feature.

- **Aeronaut Brewery** (Somerville): Pair Boston's best brews with live music ranging from bluegrass to jazz jams at Aeronaut Brewery.

- **Mastro’s Ocean Club** (Seaport): Dress up for an elegant night of fine dining and nightly live music at Mastro’s Ocean Club.

- **The Druid** (Inman Square): Join the traditional Irish Sessions on select nights at The Druid and savor a pint of Guinness while you're at it.

- **The Burren** (Davis Square): Delight in rock, folk, jazz, and more almost every night at one of Boston’s most famous Irish pubs.

- **The Bebop** (Back Bay): Owned by the same folks behind The Burren, The Bebop offers live music seven days a week, along with great drinks and bites.

No matter your musical preferences, whether you're into jazz, folk, or Americana, Boston's diverse music scene has something for everyone. So, grab your friends and head out to explore the city's vibrant live music venues.

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