Club Passim

Singer-songwriter Kenny White will perform at Club Passim on June 9, following a rich and varied musical career. Transitioning from creating iconic jingles for Cheerios and Chevrolet to crafting love songs and ballads, White has evolved into a celebrated troubadour. His performances showcase a blend of original music, from humorous to heartfelt tunes, with White himself on piano and guitar. Americana artist Janie Barnett will open the show.

Passim has announced the lineup for the 12th annual Down Home Up Here Festival on Patriot’s Day Weekend, April 13 to 15. The annual festival, dedicated to bluegrass and old-time music, will showcase more than a dozen acts from greater Boston and around the country, including Johanna Wacker from New York, Hello Stranger from California, and Hound & Handler from Boston.


The 21st annual Boston Celtic Music Festival (BCMFest) returns to Club Passim and Harvard Square, with added venues like the Crystal Ballroom, The Burren, and The Rockwell on January 11-14, 2024. The festival will showcase Greater Boston's deep tradition of music, song, and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic communities.


Dead to the Core, a rotating collective of singer-songwriters led by musician/author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers brings an acoustic celebration of the Grateful Dead to Club Passim on Saturday, July 1st. Joining Rodgers (guitar and Strumstick) are Jefferson Hamer (guitar), Wendy Sassafras Ramsay (flute, clarinet, and accordion), and Steve Roy (upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and ukulele).

Passim’s School of Music is back with more than two dozen classes including a pair of classes examining the music of Bob Dylan & The Band and Bonnie Raitt. This semester half of the classes will be held online, while the rest remain in person. All classes will begin remotely for the first two weeks, and then in person classes will return to the Passim School of Music in Harvard Square. The weekly courses start next week. A complete list of courses can be found

Passim has awarded $40,000 to 23 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund. The Iguana Music Fund provides these grants annually to musicians for career building projects and for projects that provide community service through music.


"Sometimes you’re hanging with your friends in Mandolin Orange after their show. Sometimes people get a little bored and decide to throw the Frisbee around. Sometimes tragedy strikes but there is a drunkenly happy ending. Sometimes you write a song about it.

Passim has awarded $40,141 to 24 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund. The Iguana Music Fund awards gifts annually to musicians for career building projects and for projects that provide community service through music. Established in 2008 after an anonymous donor approached Passim with the idea to start a program to support local artists’ career growth, the fund provides grants from $500 to $2,000 for musicians with a strong New England connection.


Club Passim will stream a special 50th-anniversary celebration of two iconic Grateful Dead albums. Dead to the Core will perform Workingman's Dead on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 PM and then follow it up with a special stream of American Beauty on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 PM. Both streams will be available at and at Passim’s Facebook page.

Club Passim is launching the Passim Persists Festival streaming Wednesday, June 24 through Tuesday, June 30. The festival will wrap up the non-profit’s Spring fundraiser, themed “Passim Persists,” and include performances by Dar Williams, Aoife O’Donovan, Vance Gilbert, Dietrich Strause, Margaret Glaspy, Rose Cousins and more. The artists will be performing in-the-round, allowing them to interact with one another and share their personal experiences about why Passim must persist.

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