The North Shore is a hotspot for music and entertainment. With a wide array of venues and restaurants hosting an eclectic mix of musicians and performers, you can have a great time listening to live music just about every day of the week. Here are some of our favorite venues and some of the music they’ll be hosting soon.

The Cabot – 286 Cabot St, Beverly, MA

This historic theatre and music venue opened its doors in December of 1920 as a home for silent films and vaudeville performances. In the 100 years since its beginning, the purpose of the theatre hasn’t changed much. The Cabot still produces great programming for a variety of tastes and interests. This week on the Cabot’s menu includes classical and blues performances alongside an incredibly alternative group of Scottish-inspired musicians.

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Koto – 90 Washington Street, Salem, MA

The Berklee College of Music Bob Marley Ensemble Creative Salem

Located in downtown Salem, MA, Koto is not your average sushi bar. Although it does boast exceptional sushi, great food, and delicious drinks, what Koto really excels at is its underground punk, industrial, and goth music scene. Coming up in the next two weeks are Siren’s Women in Music presented by Darq, acoustic sessions, and some riotous punk.

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The Larcom – 13 Wallis St, Beverly, MA

Built in 1912 in dazzling art deco style, The Larcom still retains the glory of its early days with striking architecture and great programming. Shows at the Larcom range from up and coming theatre to burlesque to world-class musicians and performers. Music coming up this month at the Larcom includes 80s hair cover bands and Flamenco dance alongside their calendar theatrical performances.

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Opus Underground87 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

Big Ol Dirty Bucket Opus Salem

Right across the street from Koto in downtown Salem is the popular music venue Opus Underground. Upstairs you dine in style, but downstairs at Opus it’s a different flavor every night. You can catch Open Mics on Wednesdays, Reggae on Thursdays, and Rock, Punk, and Alternative through the weekend.

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Gulu Gulu Cafe – 247 Essex St, Salem, MA

A great place for beer and dog lovers alike, Gulu Gulu Cafe has long been known for its great music. Established in 2007, Gulu Gulu is European-style cafe which boasts great drinks, delicious food, and live music and entertainment almost every day of the week. At Gulu Gulu you’ll find Vinyl nights, singer-songwriters, jazz, and lots more. It just depends on the week.

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Peabody Black Box – 22 Foster Street Peabody, MA

Peabody High School Jazz Band at the Black Box at Arcworks Peabody MA

A brand new addition to the North Shore, the Peabody Black Box – located behind ArcWorks Community Art Center – has started to bring some great events to this part of the North Shore. So far they’ve featured Drag Queen Bingo and local theatre productions alongside excellent music. Here’s what they’ve got coming up this week.

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Beauport Hotel – 55 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA

The beautiful Beauport Hotel is nestled along some of the most extraordinary North Shore coastline. In addition to the hotel’s 94 rooms, a restaurant, and a rooftop pool, it also plays host to some excellent music. Its ongoing 1606 music series on Wednesday and Thursday evenings brings in performers from all over New England.

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MARCH 1606 Series

  • Wednesday, March 6 – AJ Edwards
  • Thursday, March 7 – Megan Wolf
  • Wednesday, March 13 – Brick Park Duo
  • Thursday, March 14 – Ditto
  • Wednesday, March 20 – Fil Pacino
  • Thursday, March 21 – Nick Consone
  • Wednesday, March 27 – Matt Jackson
  • Thursday, March 28 – Liam Anistasia Murphy