House of Blues Boston

Concerts in Boston's famous blues venue

Photo of House of Blues Boston across Lansdowne Street from Fenway Park / www.boston-discovery-guide.com

Catch your favorite bands and performers at House of Blues Boston, site of some of the best blues, rock, and soul concerts in Boston.

Offering some of the most popular music shows in Boston, House of Blues is also part of the lively nightlife scene around Fenway Park but also maintains a family-friendly venue. 

Located almost directly across from Fenway Park, House of Blues seats 2,425 plus another 350 in a private lounge area, making it one of the city's true mid-sized venues. 

If you like to hear music in spaces more intimate than TD Garden or Gillette Stadium but larger than the many Boston and Cambridge bars, HOB fits the bill perfectly.

The original House of Blues, started in Cambridge's Harvard Square in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and comic Dan Akyroyd, showcased Southern music - blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, and rock.

Photo of Dropkick Murphys and Friends performing at House of Blues Boston on St Patrick's Day / www.boston-discovery-guide.com
Dropkick Murphys and Friends performing at HOB Boston on St Patrick's Day

Tigrett and Akyroyd sold the club in 2006 to entertainment company Live Nation, which has now opened a dozen other HOBs around the country and handles booking for all of them. 

With the closing of the Cambridge location and the opening of the Fenway site, House of Blues comes full circle in the Boston area. 

National touring acts like the Gipsy Kings, Etta James, Jeff Beck, Prodigy, and Rise Against draw big crowds of fans.  Boston's own Dropkick Murphys perform here every St Patrick's Day to sell-out crowds.

HOB Boston's on-site restaurant features Southern and Cajun specialties - a little different from most Boston menus.

Essentials:  House of Blues

House of Blues Tickets

Address:  15 Lansdowne Street , Fenway
Nearest T station: Green Line/Kenmore Square
Parking:  Very little metered parking is available in this area.  Your best bet is a parking garage or lot near House of Blues and Fenway Park

 

House of Blues Boston FAQs

House of Blues near Fenway in Boston - photo copyright 2009 John Stephen DwyerQuestions about House of Blues BostonCan we bring our kids to House of Blues?

Answers about House of Blues BostonYes, all shows are family-friendly - although some evening shows run late, especially on school nights. 

Questions about House of Blues BostonFour of us are coming to Boston for the weekend for a Red Sox game.  We thought we'd also go to House of Blues because it's near Fenway Park.  Where's the best place to stay?

Answers about House of Blues BostonSeveral hotels are just a short walk away.  If you want an inexpensive hotel, check out the Buckminister Hotel and Best Western Boston.  For a more luxe experience, there's Hotel Commonwealth.  If a suite would work for the four of you, consider the Eliot Hotel - actually in the Back Bay neighborhood, but only about a 10-minute walk to House of Blues.

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