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5 Places to Hear Live Music

by Grace Kelly

“I just wanna dance with somebody, I just wanna feel the heat with somebody…” While we agree with Whitney Houston, sometimes you just wanna sit and listen to music with somebody, sans the dancing bit. Here are five local spots where you can listen to live music that ranges from pop to jazz, and almost everything in between.

1.Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining and Four Seasons Jazz
and Blues Club

Courtesy of Chang's Facebook

Courtesy of Chan’s Facebook

Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining gives you the best of both worlds when dining out, combining great Chinese food with world class jazz and blues music. Past acts have included guitarist Duke Robillard, singer-songwriter Sarah Potenza and Leon Redbone. 267 Main St., Woonsocket, 401-765-1900,


2. Columbus Theatre

Courtesy of Columbus Theater Facebook

Courtesy of Columbus Theater Facebook

The Columbus Theatre is a one-time vaudeville theater that has faced its share of highs and lows, its most recent hit dating to 2009 when fire code issues forced its closure. But, it’s been riding a true high since reopening in 2012 as a beautiful venue to catch the latest local and nationally known bands and solo acts.  270 Broadway, Providence,

3. Fete

Courtesy of Fete Facebook

Courtesy of Fete Facebook

Fete has two performance rooms: a ballroom that can fit 730 people and a separate lounge area that can accommodate 200. The bands you’ll hear are as diverse as the crowd and put on a great show.

103 Dike St., Providence, 401-383-1112,

4. Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Courtesy of Lupo's Facebook

Courtesy of Lupo’s Facebook

Since opening in 1974, Lupo’s has been synonymous with live music in Providence. With a lineup that includes both mainstream and lesser known artists performing everything from hip-hop to blues, it’s no wonder that music lovers in the Ocean State depend on this iconic venue to get their fix. 

79 Washington St., Providence, 401-331-5876,

5. The Met

Courtesy of the Met's website

Courtesy of the Met’s website

Located in Hope Artiste Village, The Met is a music club that books everything from rock and punk to folk and blues. While the varied concert schedule pulls in listeners of all types, it’s the atmosphere that sets the venue apart and keeps them coming back.

1005 Main St., Pawtucket,  



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