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 

Tower Theater (South Hadley)

Flywheel (Easthampton Arts Space)

The Montague Bookmill

Greater Hartford Area Arts and Entertainment

Iron Horse Music Entertainment Venues (Northampton)

The Parlor Listening Room (Northampton) (Local Daily Newspaper listing)

Odyssey Bookstore Events (South Hadley)

Daily Hampshire Gazette

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center

Springfield Downtown

Valley Advocate (Weekly Arts Paper)

WFCR Public Radio for Western New England