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The Fallout Shelter is a fully functioning sound stage and recording studio with an intimate cabaret style theater built in for a live studio audience. Built in the basement of a 250 year old mill in Norwood, MA, The Fallout Shelter offers free parking, a fine selection of beer, wine and malt beverages and a wonderful community of like-minded music fans. The Fallout Shelter hosts The Extended Play Sessions, a live music experience that showcases world class music in a most intimate setting.

 

The Extended Play Sessions is a live music program that is streamed to Facebook and YouTube in addition to being filmed and recorded for additional post production. Whatever the genre, The Extended Play Sessions has featured it - Roots Rock and Roll, Indie Rock, Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Alternative Country, Folk, and the best in singer/songwriters. We've been providing high quality content to independent musicians since 2007 and our stage has seen the very best in local, regional, national and international touring artists.

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We have two rules at The Fallout Shelter: Don't use a flash on your camera and of course, have fun!

 

We are a diverse community of like-minded people that enjoy live music, art and connection. Our staff is courteous, professional and part of a closely knit family. We consider everyone who comes to The Fallout Shelter part of that family.

Over our 7 years here we have established a strict "BE NICE" rule. This means we encourage you to immediately bring any concerns to the attention of our staff during your visit and we will do our best to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. We do not tolerate hate speech, whether verbal or written on clothing. We do not tolerate loud talking during performances and will remove any patron whose behavior is disruptive to performers, staff or other patrons.

The Fallout Shelter reserves the right to refuse service in response to disrespectful behavior of any kind, particularly when it comes to our employees or performers. All of our bar staff are "T.I.P.S. certified" and we stand behind their decision to refuse service to any patron. The Fallout Shelter does not endorse or take responsibility for any personal opinions or beliefs expressed from the stage by performers, musicians, poets, storytellers, speakers or comedians, whether booked by us or brought in by a sponsoring organization.
 

More than 95% of our shows are appropriate for all ages, but if you have questions or concerns about a specific performance, please contact management: billhurley@thealternateroot.com

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We have a large selection of approximately 25 draft, canned and bottled beers. We carry local beer brands such as Wormtown, Castle Island and Sam Adams, popular domestics Including Bud Light, Budweiser and Michelob Ultra, and imports like Stella Artois, Guinness and CoronaWe carry a Selection of malt Beverages including hard seltzer, hard cider, and hard tea as well. You can expect to find selections like White Claw, Magner's, Angry Orchard, Cayman Jack and Twisted Tea.

For wines, we serve a selection of Red and White wines by the glass. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Prosecco. Twenty AcresSterling, Mark WestBogle, Kendall Jackson, Oyster Bay, Matua, and Seaglass Are just a few of the wine brands we typically stock.

We also carry Non-alcoholic beer such as Sam Adams Just The Haze, soft drinks like Coca Cola, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, Dr. Pepper, and Polar Seltzer and even offer free snacks such as popcorn and chips.

REFRESHMENTS

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DIRECTIONS

The Fallout Shelter is located at

 

61 Endicott Street Bldg #23B
Norwood, MA 02062

A GPS will only get you to the top of Endicott St.

 

The entrance to The Fallout Shelter is through a set of double glass doors in the back corner of the Norwood Commerce Center complex. Follow the one-way arrows through the complex until you reach a large parking lot on the side of the building. You may park anywhere in this lot. There is a Fallout Shelter sign hanging on the corner of the building, visible from this lot. The double glass doors to enter the venue are located immediately around this corner.

Unless otherwise advertised, doors open at 6PM and the show begins promptly at 7PM, at which time we go live. We recommend that you arrive as close to 6PM as possible. Seating is General Admission and seating can be difficult the closer we get to show time. If you need assistance with seating, please see one of the staff members and they will assist you.

RENTAL INFO

The Fallout Shelter is also available to rent for private functions of all types including but not limited to private parties, fundraisers and shows. We are willing to work with you to fit your specific needs for your event and the way our room is set up allows us to accommodate all sorts of different requests. We have hosted birthday parties, dance parties, private shows, music recitals, corporate gatherings, reunions and many more types of events!

 

We also work with artists and bands to put together packages for private filming and recording. With a room equipped for professional recording and filming, The Fallout Shelter can be the perfect spot for your band to record a live album, promotional content or even a music video. We have had multiple bands record live albums with us - if you are interested, simply shoot us an email and we will work with you to fit your needs.

The Fallout Shelter Dance Party

-Perfect for parties of up to 110 people

-Ample free parking directly outside of the venue

-Large stage with professional sound and lighting

-Located in Norwood, MA - only 15 miles from Boston!

-Optional professional filming of the event

For more information, please use the Contact Us form or email billhurley@thealternateroot.com directly.

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