,,,it would appear that the re-branding of the Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center is complete. Nowhere in its website, not even in its history page, does it state its official name was once "the Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center." The operative term is "Passim."
Our Nonprofit Mission
For more than 50 years, Club Passim has been known as a premier listening room, presenting both new and established performers in a huge variety of genres ranging from folk to Celtic to jazz. The historic music venue presents more than 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.
Passim School of Music
Established in 2000, the School offers a variety of classes and workshops for adults. The School serves over 800 students per year.
The Iguana Music Fund
Created in 2008, the Iguana Music Fund provides grants to musicians for career development and community service projects.
Through a monthly “Celtic Music Monday” series and an annual weekend-long festival in January, Boston’s Celtic Music Festival showcases Greater Boston’s best performers of music, song and dance from the Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic and Celtic-inspired traditions.
Message from the Director
Welcome to the Passim community! Whether you’re an artist, instructor, student, or patron, we hope that you’ll find a home here. Established as Club 47 in 1958 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1994, Passim has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England for over half a century. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Club Passim is one of the few “listening rooms” in the greater Boston/Cambridge area. It’s a place where audiences and artists can interact with one another in an intimate setting. We present music with a folk aesthetic, emphasizing the relationship between performers, patrons, teachers and students. Our music covers a broad range of musical genres – Americana, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, country, folk, jazz, klezmer, old-time, pop/rock, singer-songwriter, a cappella, world music, and more—and all of it sounds great in our small, cozy venue. We hope that you'll become a member and support Club Passim and help us provide another half century of great music to the Boston area!