Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Rockwood Music Hall Plans to Open in Boston's Fenway Neighborhood

It looks like a popular music venue in New York may be expanding to Boston.

According to a licensing board hearing page within the city's website, Rockwood Music Hall is seeking a liquor license to operate on Van Ness Street in the Fenway section of the city, with the proposed club having 1,847 square feet of space and including a ground floor and mezzanine floor with both seating and standing options (the seated option would have a total occupancy of 95 persons with 43 seats and the standing option would have a total occupancy of 120 persons with 27 seats). The manager listed for the place is Andrew Kaplan, whose Twitter page shows a link to Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side of Manhattan while also indicating that he is based in Boston.

Rockwood Music Hall, which first started out in New York in 2005, has grown from one to three stages over the years and according to the site, has hosted such acts as Mumford & Sons, Lady Gaga, Gary Clark Jr., and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day while also hosting local bands and singers as well.

The address for Rockwood Music Hall would be 88 Van Ness Street, Boston, MA, 02215. The website for the New York location is at

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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