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Jeb Barry next up at BOOM on North…

Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 – by Tom Conklin

Jeb Barry will perform at Hotel on North as part of our ongoing ‘BOOM on North’ music series on Thursday, February 23rd from 5 to 6 PM. It’s a relaxing hour of music in the lounge. Grab a drink and come on into the lounge and hang out with us.

“…Jeb Barry is one of those singer-songwriters that could have been sitting around the dining room table with Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Larry Jon Wilson and all the rest of them in ‘Heartworn Highway’….. it is hard to think of anything more authentically American than wandering into The Bluebird Café in Nashville and catching a set from Jeb ….”

Paul Jackson Fatea Magazine UK


BOOM TV makes its PCTV debut…

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 – by Tom Conklin

BOOM TV has arrived! We have been working on the concept for this show for some time and now the first episode is airing in its regular slot on PCTV’s Access Pittsfield channel. The show will air on Fridays at 9:30 pm and will occasionally be shown in other bonus time slots. The show is also available On-Demand at www.pittsfieldtv.org. The first episode features the music of local singer/songwriter Alan Monasch, as well as an interview with producer and BOOM co-founder Sandy McKnight. Our unique “spy-cam” view gives you an inside look at the interview process and also some unedited out-takes. We are working on more fun features that will be part of future episodes! We will also soon have a dedicated BOOM TV page here that will feature the current show and an archive of past shows.


Current Status of the BOOM Room

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 by Alan Monasch

Hey there, BOOMers and supporters of the BOOM mission! We are currently in the process of improving the BOOM Room, and will be temporarily closed. We are setting up to expand our programming in support of original music here in the Berkshires. We will keep you posted on our progress.


BOOM partnering with Hotel On North…

Post Updated: Saturday, February 4, 2017 – by Tom Conklin

BOOM has joined up with Hotel On North in Pittsfield to present a Thursday evening music series featuring local acoustic-based singer/songwriters. The performances take place on Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 pm. Just come on in and take a seat. It FREE! Hotel On North is located at 297 North Street in Pittsfield.



Songwriting workshop on hold…

Posted Updated: Friday, January 27, 2017 – by Tom Conklin

The workshop is currently on hold. We are looking to start up again sometime in February. Please check back here for updates. We will also post updates on our facebook page.



BOOM is on Twitter and Instagram…

Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 – by Tom Conklin

In an effort to make ourselves more available to you and to keep you informed about everything going on at BOOM, you can now find us on Twitter and Instagram!
 Follow us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/413BOOM
 Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/413boom 



PCTV still in need of your music…

Post Updated: Monday, January 09, 2017 – by Tom Conklin

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BOOM is teaming up with Pittsfield Community Television to feature your music on the public access channel’s Community Calendar! PCTV has asked us to help them gather music from our members to play in rotation, as people tune in to see what’s happening in the Berkshires. Cool right? You can’t beat free promotion! If you would like to have your music featured, send us an email at info@boom413.com or fill out our contact form.


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What BOOM Does.

BOOM is dedicated to increasing the viability and visibility of original music in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. We are a non-profit company, part of Columbia Arts Team.

Our mission is to highlight, showcase, and cultivate the original music scene in Berkshire County and environs. This includes promoting local venues that feature local original music; providing access to information about the music business, songwriting, and other important subjects of interest to area musicians; and coordinating resources within the region, including local media, in order to promote local original music and encourage the patronage and support of the community at large.

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