About The Venue
National Acts. Intimate Setting. Ocean Views.
FIRST CONCERT November 7, 2009
CAPACITY 500 seated, 750 standing room only
SOUND State-of-the-art Meyer Line Array system
SIGHT LINES All seats within 50 feet of stage
ATMOSPHERE Intimate oceanfront venue, up close live music experience
AMENITIES Two full bars – table and walk up service, nearby parking, wheelchair accessible, AC/Heat
SHOWS Presenting up to100 shows annually with national headlining bands, solo artists, comedians, tribute acts and more
LOCATION On the seacoast, less than 1 hour from Boston MA and Portland ME, off I-95/I-495
AWARDS Best Live Music Venue on Boston’s North Shore
WHO’S PLAYED HERE .38 Special, America, Brandi Carlile, Marc Cohn, Blackberry Smoke, Blue Oyster Cult, Brothers Osborne, Colbie Caillat, David Gray, Dispatch, Granger Smith, Gin Blossoms, Colin Hay, Kansas, Little River Band, Edwin McCain, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Peter Wolf, Southside Johnny, The Outlaws, Todd Rundgren, Wynonna and many more!
Rich History of Live Music at Salisbury Beach
From the 1930s Ocean Echo Dance Pavilion to the 1940s live music venue, The Frolics, Salisbury Beach has long been a popular destination for live music. Big name acts of the time such as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Liberace, Paul Anka and Johnny Mathis, through to James Brown, Aerosmith, Marshall Tucker, The Fools and many more performed at The Frolics. With a capacity of 1,250, the cabaret style venue located just south of today’s Blue Ocean Music Hall, was the largest nightspot on the New England coast in the 1950s through the 1980s.
As part of efforts to revitalize Salisbury Beach in 2009, Blue Ocean Music Hall launched a new year-round, state-of-the-art concert venue inside the former Pavilion building that marked the return of live entertainment to Boston’s North Shore beach destination. Having presented more than 1,000 shows since opening 14 years ago, award winning Blue Ocean Music Hall continues the tradition of hosting national acts, comedy and entertainment at the ocean’s edge.