Bowery Presents building new 3500 capacity Boston area venue
Bowery Presents started expanding to Boston, MA in 2010, and opened The Sinclair there in 2013, in addition to booking shows at Royale and Allston’s Great Scott. Now they’ve announced plans for a new venue in Allston-Brighton at Boston Landing, Vanyaland reports, a site along the Massachusetts turnpike that currently houses practice facilities for the Boston Bruins and Celtics, as well as the headquarters for New Balance. Construction on the new venue is set to begin in April, with an opening currently scheduled for fall of 2021.
“We are proud to be part of the fabric of the Boston music community, and we are excited to continue our growth as part of New Balance’s new development at Boston Landing,” Jim Glancy and John Moore, partners at The Bowery Presents, said in a statement. “We take great pride in the business our team has developed in Boston, and this new venue will be an exciting new addition to the Bowery Boston family.”
The new venue will have a capacity of 3,500, considerably more than Bowery’s other rooms in the region, which hold 1,200 (Royale), 525 (The Sinclair), and 220 people (Great Scott) each. Its capacity will also be around 1000 more than that of Crossroads Presents’ House of Blues on Lansdowne Street.