Pioneer Valley Arts Scene

The Pioneer Valley, a three county area of Western Massachusetts along the Connecticut River, sometimes known to five college folks as "The Happy Valley", is rich with cultural offerings of fine arts, film houses, music venues, and literary happenings. The listings below offer a sampling to encourage students to explore the region while they are living here.


Academy of Music (Northampton)

Amherst Cinema & Pleasant Street Theater (Amherst and Northampton)

Flywheel (Easthampton Arts Space)

Greater Hartford Area Arts and Entertainment

Iron Horse Music Entertaintment Venues (Northampton) (Local Daily Newspaper listing)

Odyssey Bookstore Events (South Hadley)

P.A.C.E (Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton)

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center

Springfield Downtown

Valley Advocate (Weekly Arts Paper)

WFCR Public Radio for Western New England