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.

  • General Questions & Private Event Questions
  • Phone
  • who still uses phones?
  • Art Submission Info and questions about the Art Gallery:
  • Booking
    • NOTE:
    • please include this info in sbject: SUBJECT: [Band Name] (Genre)(HomeTown)(Date Range if specific)
  • Address
  • Please be sure to use the address of the venue listed for each particular event.



Advance Ticketing

  • All tickets purchased via The Spot Presents are Will-Call unless otherwise noted. 


  • Refunds and Exchanges
  • All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges unless an event is cancelled.  Before purchasing tickets, carefully review your event and seat selection. Policies set forth by Performers’ Represenation generally prohibit us from issuing exchanges or refunds after a ticket has been purchased or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. However, some tickets bought online are fully refundable for 3 calendar days (72 hours) after you purchase them, up to one week before the show.


  • Cancellations and Rescheduled Events
  • If an event is canceled, we will automatically issue you a refund via paypal.
  • If the event was moved or rescheduled, the Event Provider may set refund limitations.

  • If we issue you a refund for a ticket due to a canceled or postponed event, we will issue a refund of the ticket’s face value paid (or, for a discounted ticket, then instead the discounted ticket price paid) and all service fees.


Additional Policies:

  • No backpacks or large bags at venues, please.
  • The Spot Underground, The Spot presents, Torch Alliance and all affiliates represent music lovers who sometimes put shows together, but will always point you in the right direction to see quality shows at quality venues.  At events listed herein, the listed entities and its affiliates (listed or not) are not responsible for your actions, nor are they responsible for the actions of the venues, patrons, performers or their associates.