Mass. Meets Showcase Live!

Blue Note Entertainment Group is planning a summer debut for the new Showcase Live! – a 500- to 1,000-capacity club under construction in Foxborough, Mass., as part of the Patriot Place entertainment development.

In partnership with The Kraft Group and National Amusements, the club is located near Gillette Stadium, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution.

The state-of-the-art venue will feature a variety of live entertainment similar to B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill, Highline Ballroom and Blue Note Jazz Club as well as a full restaurant.

"We’re really creating something unique for the New England market. There isn’t a venue like this in the area," Blue Note Entertainment President Steven Bensusan told Pollstar. "The room is very flexible so we’ll be able to accommodate everything from jazz to hip-hop to rock."

Concerts on the books include Chaka Khan, Boyz II Men, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Squeeze, Peter Frampton, Average White Band, Edwin McCain and Johnny Winter.