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Club Passim

47 Palmer Street


The mission of Passim is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their career, and to build a vibrant music community.  We do so through our legendary listening venue, music school, artist grants and outreach programs.  As a nonprofit since 1994, Passim carries on the heritage of our predecessors—the historic Club 47 (1958-1968) and for-profit Passim (1969-1994).  We cultivate a diverse mix of musical traditions, where the emphasis is on the relationship between performers and audience and teachers and students.  Located in Harvard Square, Passim serves Cambridge and the broader region by featuring local, national and international artists.  Our ultimate goal is to help the performance arts flourish and thereby enrich the lives of members of our community.

About Us:

Established as Club 47 in 1958 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1994, Passim has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England for over half a century. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Club Passim is one of the few “listening rooms” in the greater Boston/Cambridge area. It’s a place where audiences and artists can interact with one another in an intimate setting. We present music with a folk aesthetic, emphasizing the relationship between performers, patrons, teachers and students. Our music covers a broad range of musical genres – Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country, folk, jazz, klezmer, old-time, pop/rock, singer-songwriter, a cappella, world music, and more—and all of it sounds great in our small, cozy venue. 


Baptiste D├ępalle

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Great venue. The lineup is quite diverse and there are plenty of great artists to discover there. The place is on the small side which makes for a more intimate atmosphere. The food is great too which make me like the place even more.

DB Scanlan

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The place for real music ! Anytime. The place for great food when you're near Harvard square. You'll find reasons to back ! Be sure to sign up for their email. I bet you'll go back again and again.

Rebecca Gallant

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Great beer selection. Loved swing live music here. A tiny bit cramped during the show but easily forgivable

Bruce Howard

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Historic folk club. Tucked away in a back alley of Cambridge on the lower level of the non profit music school that bares the same name Club Passim makes me feel like I'm back in the 60's when folk music was first becoming popular. Or the 90's when some of these same artists sparked it's resurgence. Austere, clean, friendly with hot good and cold beer. Club Passim is a comfy venue to have an intimate night of music up close. Advanced ticket sales are a must, it gets crowded.

Paul Kelley

Friday, June 1, 2018
An institution in folk music. Always great tunes and good food and beer.

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