The Iron Horse Music Hall looms large in the Valley. It has been a big part of the region's recent past, helping to put and keep Northampton on the map for music fans for the last three decades. And it promises to be a big part of the Valley's future, continuing to draw big crowds to the Paradise City and, with the expansion of the Iron Horse Entertainment Group, the umbrella company for the music hall as well as the Calvin Theatre, Pearl Street and the new Mountain Park in Holyoke, to the greater region.
An eclectic club, the Iron Horse brings many top jazz performers to town. Upcoming highlights include Lauren Ambrose, known for her work in the HBO series "Six Feet Under" and her vocal talents in "Where the Wild Things Are," on June 12 and Jose James and Jef Neve Duo on June 17.
Place for live blues