House of Blues

House of Blues

our roots

House of Blues is a home for live music and southern-inspired cuisine in an environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art. In 1992, our company converted a historical house in Cambridge, Massachusetts into the original House of Blues®. The original House of Blues opened its door on Thanksgiving Day, 1992 feeding the homeless before opening to the public. Our commitment to serving the community will always be a priority.
our mission

To create a profitable principled global entertainment company.

To celebrate the diversity and brotherhood of world culture.

To promote racial and spiritual harmony through love, peace, truth,
righteousness and non-violence.
musical diversity

In our Music Halls you will find almost every music genre imaginable: Rock n' Roll, Punk, Alternative, Heavy Metal, Rap, Country, Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Blues, Rock en Español, Jazz, Zydeco, Folk, Electronica and many other genres grace our stages.

Best Outdoor Venue. Theatre of the Year. Arena/Auditorium of the Year. Best Large Outdoor Concert Venue. Best Live Music Club of the Year. Talent Buyer of the Year. From large amphitheatres and arenas to small clubs, our venues and staff garner industry accolades year after year.
distinctive southern cuisine

Our passion for the South has guided the creation of our unique menu. Our chefs developed artistic adaptations of traditional southern favorites such as Creole Jambalaya and BBQ Baby back Ribs while creating dishes like Pan Seared Voodoo shrimp and Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. We take great pride in cooking with the freshest ingredients served with soulful southern hospitality.
gospel brunch

The award winning House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch is a one-of-a-kind celebration that nourishes the body and soul. Our popular Gospel Brunch buffet features inspiring live gospel performances. From local and regional artists to acclaimed gospel musicians, HOB makes the cultural and musical treasures of gospel available to all. Replenish at the House of Blues Gospel Brunch!
the visual blues

The HOB walls feature American folk art affectionately referred to as the visual blues. With over a thousand original pieces of folk art, HOB houses one of the largest publicly displayed folk art collections in America.

Through our support of the International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF), over 50,000 students and teachers experience the Blues SchoolHouse program in our music halls annually. This program explores the history, music and cultural impact of the blues and related folk art through live music, narration and a guided tour of our folk art collection. The program highlights African American cultural contributions and emphasizes the importance of personal expression. The IHOBF is dedicated to promoting cultural understanding and creative expression through music and art (
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