Red Room at Cafe 939
For full information and event listings, see the Red Room at Cafe 939 website.
Red Room at Cafe 939 is a state-of-the-art, all-ages, student-run music venue and coffee house. Located at 939 Boylston Street, Red Room at Cafe 939 showcases Berklee's emerging student talent, local artists, as well as national acts seeking a more intimate, personal space in which to perform and connect with their fans. The cafe is open to the general public and aims to attract musicians and music fans from all walks of life. While most rooms in Boston have a specific musical niche, Red Room at Cafe 939 will embrace nearly any style, from rock, jazz, folk, and world, to bluegrass, hip-hop, electronica, avant-garde, and beyond.
The 200-capacity concert venue—featuring high-end PA and lighting systems, video and DVD capabilities, and flexible seating—is equipped for a wide variety of performances. Music business/management majors are responsible for the booking, marketing, publicity, and promotion of all shows at the almost completely student-run operation. Berklee students also work as ushers, box office clerks, and in the stage crew.
Photos by Phil Farnsworth
The cafe, open for business since December 2007, features wireless internet access, a sleek, modern design concept, a relaxed atmosphere with a number of large, comfortable sofas and chairs, as well as a Berklee history room with walls covered in old photographs and materials chronicling the college's past.
Red Room at Cafe 939 boasts a stellar lineup of concerts, including two ongoing series featuring artists from the Marsalis Music label, and local CEOs. The New Brew, a free lunchtime concert series featuring up-and-coming student performers, regular evening programming, and a weekly jazz brunch are also in the lineup.
For information on all upcoming events at Red Room at Cafe 939, visit the venue's event calendar. Ticket prices vary, and are available at the Berklee Performance Center box office, located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, through Ticketmaster at 617 931-2000, or at ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available on-site the night of shows. Red Room at Cafe 939 is wheelchair-accessible.