Food and Music at Rooted Cafe at the Somerville Armory

Rooted Café

The Rooted Café is regularly open to the public and also doubles as a venue for a wide variety of artistic performances — literary readings, open mic events, concerts, art show receptions, etc. It has a capacity of 52 and can be rented for private functions. Rooted Café also provides catering for events upon request.  Check out the “one sheet” for the Café to learn more.

We have varied pricing models in Rooted Café based on renters’ needs.

The start times, set lengths, order of performers, etc would all be up to you.  Our only constraint is that we need entertainment to finish by 9:30 PM (Sun-Wed) 10:30 PM (Thur-Sat), and have the public out by 10 PM (Sun-Wed) 11PM (Thur-Sat).
We have a sound system in Rooted Café (4 vocal mics, 1 DI box, mixer, speakers, monitors).  Our staff will help with the set-up, but we wouldn’t have anyone there to run sound during the event; that would be up to you.
Rooted Cafe at the Armory

The Cafe at the Somerville Armory

Interested in reserving Rooted Café? Fill out the Booking Inquiry Form to get started.

The mission of Arts at the Armory is to provide an inclusive and accessible venue for arts, cultural and community events, exhibitions, markets, classes and more.