The Cut Live is Gloucester’s New Live Music Venue

Adam 12, Rock 929

ROCK 929

January 12, 2024

The North Shore has a new gig spot. The Cut Live is now open in Gloucester, with a bit of rock and roll fanfare to make it official.

The Cut live bills itself as a multi-purpose entertainment venue and restaurant. Located at 177 Main St. in downtown Gloucester, the building boasts a whopping 22,000 square feet, divvied up into a 500-capacity performance space and a 180-seat restaurant, as well as space for rehearsal rooms and recording studios. In short, it’s a dream for both musicians and fans of live music on the North Shore.

This is welcome news as we move into 2024 after coming out of 2023. That was the year we saw an upheaval in Allston as a long-time rehearsal space closed and local artists scrambled to find new digs. It’s also the year we watched the beloved Great Scott, shuttered since the pandemic, find it’s new form as a Taco Bell Cantina. Listeners keep urging me to visit and review. I might, but it feels so wrong.

I’ll definitely have to make time to visit The Cut Live in Gloucester, however. Their Grand Opening takes place on Saturday, January 13, 2024. It doubles as a birthday bash for headliner Willie “Loco” Alexander, Boston music legend and Cape Ann rock icon. The bill is rounded out with a who’s-who of local rock legends, including The NeighborhoodsAndrea Gillis, and a slew of other big names.

Tickets are limited and available at the door on the night of the show. Get more information here, as well as a look at what’s to come, schedule-wise. A new venue opening in the Boston area–instead of another one closing–should be a cause for celebration and we should do all we can as a community to show our support and keep the region’s music and arts scene healthy and strong.

Written by Adam 12 for Radio 929