Rock & Roll Rumble Finds A Home At Somerville’s ONCE Ballroom & Lounge


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Photo credit: Derek Kouyoumjian. Used with permission.
Pictured: Rozamov at ONCE Ballroom, LEMMYfest Jan 2016



ONCE Ballroom Is The Home Of The 2016 Rock & Roll Rumble


When one door closes, another door opens. It’s became a familiar conversation for me as people have asked me what is to come of the Rock & Roll Rumble. Such is the case with ONCE Ballroom and Lounge, the event space on Highland Ave in Somerville. Formerly operating under the umbrella of the proprietor’s Cuisine en Locale catering business, ONCE is about to come into its own and we are throwing its coming out party. I suspect it will soon be your favorite venue in town. I have partnered with JJ Gonson and the ONCE staff to embark on this new era of the Rock & Roll Rumble. Did I mention the chandeliers? 

Proprietor JJ Gonson is herself an esteemed member of the music community. She ran an indie record label, spent time with Virgin Records, managed bands, and spent years pressed against stage monitors as a live music photographer – the latter of which was celebrated in a photo exhibition at The Verb Hotel last fall.

This year’s Rumble is all-new: new venue, new partners, new good times. Get tickets here. Six night preliminary passes – THE RUMBLE SIX PACK – are available through Sunday, March 13 at a special price. Take advantage of the pre-sale savings.


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JJ Gonson and Anngelle Wood at WZLX


About ONCE Somerville:

ONCE Ballroom & Lounge hosts everything from metal to brass bands in two rooms that twinkle with time-warped elegance, replete with a gold ceiling and mirror ball.

The Ballroom is the big showroom, with a full stage, a new sound system and capacity for over three hundred people to enjoy live music.

The Lounge is a friendly, neighborhood place with extra great food and drinks. You can come in for dinner or just to hang out, shoot some pool and be social. Cuisine en Locale, who operate the venue, provide all local food service five nights a week, most frequently in the Lounge.  We look forward to welcoming you.



:: ONCE Ballroom & Lounge ::
156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Mass

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