ONCE Somerville Grand Reopening Slated for September 16

Music, Photography & Community to Shine “All at ONCE” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2018 Somerville, MA—After a brief hiatus, ONCE Somerville will reopen on Sunday, September 16 with great fanfare and festivity. All at ONCE: A Triumphant Return will feature live music, photography, and community – exemplifying the venue’s philosophy and ideals. The celebration […]

Update from ONCE

ONCE Somerville will be closed in August to re-group, assess our most pressing needs, and make a plan to address them. We’ve got a solid team in place, including professionals from the community who are volunteering their time and expertise. We’ll re-open in mid-September with some incredible shows and events that will kick off a […]

Declaration of Interdependence

Our mission at ONCE is to foster and support local artists and their art, to bring great events to the area, and to be a gathering space for community. In the past four years, ONCE has succeeded in this mission; bringing a cavalcade of amazing One Night Creative Events to our neighborhood. Events that combine […]


A Curated World

ONCE Ballroom are delighted to announce the opening of our new box office. Now you can easily pick up physical tickets for any of our upcoming shows. The box office is located inside A Curated World, which is located just a few doors down from the venue at 160 Highland Avenue. It will be open […]

The Inside Scoop on ONCE Somerville

By Chris Porter Although we’ve been operating out of the same space for a couple of years now, we’re just starting our 6th month as ONCE Lounge and Ballroom, and we couldn’t be more excited! Thanks to all the patrons and performers who have already spent time at our wonderful and unique venue. It means […]

JJ Gonson turns Cuisine en Locale into rock club

By James Reed originally published in the Boston Globe on May 7, © 2015 

DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF JJ Gonson. In early March, JJ Gonson posted a Facebook update that raised some eyebrows. She does that a lot, actually, but this particular post stood out. “Would you pay $150 to see Leonard Cohen at Cuisine en […]

From Anthony’s to ONCE

The first time I walked into the space we now call ONCE I fell in love. I wanted nothing but to be in control of the room I stood in. Lush carpets, chandeliers, and mirrors…. Mirrors everywhere! I did not know what we were going to do with the room, but I needed the kitchen […]