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Massachusetts – 50 States of Music


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With a rich tradition of music festivals ranging from Tanglewood to Boston Calling,

Massachusetts music fans have access to an impressive array of live music from every genre. Hometown heroes James Taylor and Aerosmith are just a few of the exceptional musical acts from Massachusetts to rise to fame. The Bay State also produced famous rock performers like The Pixies, celtic punk stars, the Dropkick Murphys, ska favorites,The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck.


  • Aerosmith
  • Boston
  • Donna Summer
  • J. Geils Band
  • Joe Perry
  • Meghan Trainor
  • Passion Pit
  • Pixies

    Music Venues & Festivals

    • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Boch Center
    • Boston Calling Festival
    • Boston Opera House
    • Brighton Music Hall
    • Emerson Colonial Theatre
    • Freshgrass Festival
    • Gillette Stadium
    • Great Scott
    • House of Blues
    • Levitate Festival
    • New England Folk Festival
    • New England Metal Festival
    • Orpheum Theatre
    • Paradise Rock Club
    • Solid Sound Festival
    • TD Garden
    • The Sinclair
    • Wilbur Theatre
    • Xfinity Center

    Music Schools

    • Berklee College of Music
    • Boston Conservatory
    • Boston University
    • Harvard University
    • Longy School of Music
    • New England Conservatory of Music
    • University Of Massachusetts Amherst

    Major Music Conferences

    • Harvard Graduate Music Conference
    • Martha's Vineyard Songwriting Festival
    • Massachusetts Music Educators Conference
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