Boston’s Best Places To See Cover Bands

August 11, 2016 6:00 AM

Cover bands play songs that have been penned and previously recorded by other artists. Simply stated, they play another band’s songs. The most important point for a cover band is the fact that they play usually well-known songs, familiar to the audience. Cover bands are known to perform at clubs and venues around the city of Boston but are also the bands that play at weddings and other private functions. There are some great venues in and around the city that feature cover bands on a regular basis.

(Photo Credit: Lansdowne Pub)

(Photo Credit: Lansdowne Pub)


The Lansdowne Pub
9 Lansdowne St. 
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 247-1222
www.lansdownepubboston.com

The Lansdowne Pub carries on the Boston tradition of an authentic Irish pub in the heart of the city, near Fenway Park. Lansdowne Street is always hopping and the pub adds to the nightly festivities. They serve traditional Irish fare along with a pint of cold beer and cover band music that will have everyone belting out the lyrics to their favorite tunes. Some of the featured cover bands include locals like Cover Me Badd, Groovin’ You, Business Time and Fevah Dream.

(Photo Credit: Ned Devine's Irish Pub)

(Photo Credit: Ned Devine’s Irish Pub)


Ned Devine’s Pub
1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 248-8800
www.neddevinesboston.com

Cover bands at Ned Devine’s Pub play modern hits and classics from the past. The dance floor is an active place at this pub, which is located at the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market. The upper level of the pub is a cozy dining room offering great food and drinks. Guests stop by this popular spot for dinner, a cold drink or with a plan to dance the evening away with the cover band of the night. Friday nights feature Sparks The Rescue and is Ladies Night so ladies get in free before 10 PM.

(Photo Credit: Paradise Rock Club)

(Photo Credit: Paradise Rock Club)


Paradise Rock Club
967 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 562-8800
www.crossroadspresents.com/

This rather small venue has a capacity of 933 and features top local and alternative cover bands. It is located just outside the city on the Allston/Brighton line, which is teeming with Boston’s student population. This is a popular club for the locals and visitors often flock here on when they visit the city. Some of the popular bands performing at the Paradise Rock Club include Guided By Voices, Anderson.Paak and Built To Spill.

Related: Boston Area’s Best Cover Bands

The House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. (WBZ-TV)

The House of Blues on Lansdowne Street. (WBZ-TV)



House Of Blues
15 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(888) 693-2583
www.houseofblues.com/

A popular Lansdowne Street club is the House Of Blues, which features artist performing the blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and roots-based rock & roll. The live cover bands offer lively shows and plenty of great popular music to enjoy. This is a popular venue, located just behind historic Fenway Park, for the local crowd and is always hopping on a show night.

(Photo credit: Facebook/The Beehive)

(Photo credit: Facebook/The Beehive)


The Beehive
541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0069
www.beehiveboston.com

Offering mostly jazz-based entertainment at the popular Sunday brunch, the cover bands at The Beehive are talented performers. This Bohemian restaurant and bar is located in The Boston Center for the Arts complex in Boston’s eclectic South End neighborhood. There is live music everyday at The Beehive. Nightly live music at The Beehive includes a mix of jazz, blues, R&B, electronica, reggae, Latin, country, cabaret, and burlesque to suit every listening ear. The food at this spot is outstanding and the drinks are creative.

Related: Boston’s Best Places To Discover New Music

Nancy is a native Bostonian. She enjoys the sights, sounds and tastes of Boston while exploring the city by day or night. Nancy is also a school nurse at an independent middle/high school. Her work can be found on a variety of websites, including Examiner.com.