see LIVE MUSIC. EVERY DAY.
Our Goal is to point you in the right direction every night of the week.
Art. Music. Food. Vibe.
The Spot Underground Artistic Collaborative started in 2007 on Thayer Street on Providence’s East Side as a yoga studio and art gallery with a team of instructors that gave lessons in music art and dance.
It has taken many forms and had many different leaders and members over time.
What is a collaborative, you ask? Good question. It seems to be a group of like-minded artistic individuals who work together to achieve a greater good via the arts.
In 2010, the founding team opened a Cheers-esque bar & restaurant with live music in the Jewelry District under the name The Spot Underground.
That business eventually closed (but the name stuck to the Collaborative), and, in 2012, a new, 2-stage, 400-capacity music venue, The Spot On Top, was opened around the corner in the Night Club District.
In late 2014, The Spot Underground Collaborative decided to branch out- and began promoting shows at other venues, including some at the hip, new, and beautiful Fete Music Hall.
In May of 2015, the Spot Collaborative closed their physical location and began promoting shows as “The Spot Next Door/on Tour” – located at The Colosseum Nightclub– truly underground– and much larger. The Colosseum boasts a 900+capacity first-floor-and-patio, with a 1000-capacity nightclub upstairs. The downstairs has live music performances on 2 stages inside and 1 stage outside.
In early 2016, The Spot Underground Collaborative brought music back to Thayer Street– in association with The Torch Alliance– with a stint of shows at Paragon/Viva .
The summer 2016 lineup includes shows not only at venues in Providence, but also at venues by the beach in Rhode Island- Ocean Mist, (Matunuck,) The Wheelhouse (Galilee) Oceanside at the Pier (Narragansett), as well as at various venues in Massachusetts!
The Spot Underground Collaborative continues to evolve: members retire, return, retire again… return again… it is like a band– with the assortment of talented cats that have been a part (including hundreds of artists and musicians that play their music and hang their art wherever we go)– someone is always getting the band back together somewhere.
For the last 6 years, we have had daily programming at 1 location in Providence in addition to shows at other locations. This summer, we have decided to highlight our top choice or choices throughout RI and southern Mass– but won’t have daily programming– so we suggest paying particular attention to the location we highlight! (Make SURE you go to the correct venue!)
We look forward to the future and the fall– you can bet that there will be more verses and choruses written.
Thank you for your continued support of the live music scene in Providence, ,Rhode Island, and southern Mass.
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