Food and Music at Rooted Cafe at the Somerville Armory


The 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. The Café also provides catering for events upon request.  Click here for a “one sheet” of the Café.

We have varied pricing models in the Café based on renters’ needs. Please fill out the Event Contact Form to start a booking inquiry and learn more.

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 the 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

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.