Cafe 939

For full information and event listings, see the Cafe 939 website.

Cafe 939 is a state-of-the-art, all-ages, student-run music venue and coffee house. Located at 939 Boylston Street, adjacent to the Cactus Club, 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, 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 coffee house, 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.

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 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 Tickets will be available on-site the night of shows. Cafe 939 is wheelchair-accessible.