Frequently Asked Questions

Why use Hearby?

Hearby lets you discover & track artists playing in the local music scene. We pride ourselves in letting users uncover more options for live music than any other source — every day (and night) of the week. So in addition to finding headline acts, you can check out the amazing talent at lots of smaller & more intimate performance spaces in town.

What’s the story behind Hearby?

We are so passionate about live music that we set out to build the best source for finding it—anywhere. We list the most shows, and keep striving to cover them all. The music scene is constantly changing and we’re committed to keeping pace. We’re an independent start-up in Cambridge, MA, so if you see something that we could be doing better, we’d love to hear from you.

In a world of diverse musical choices, we believe there’s something for everyone out there. Let us help you find it.

Does Hearby cover all music events?

We strive to cover as many venues & shows as possible. However, in cases where venues do not provide schedules, we are unable to list their events. Currently, we provide live music listings in select cities and have plans to continue expanding our coverage. Check for more information.

Why is my favorite venue missing?

We’re only human! If you see a venue that’s missing, please let us know by contacting us at with the venue’s name, address, city, website & any additional information you believe may be helpful.

Do show times change?

When it comes to local live music, occasionally show schedules and line-ups change at the last minute. We do our best to keep our information accurate and up-to-date, but sometimes even the venues themselves don’t update their websites. If it’s important to you, please contact the venue directly to confirm any event details. We provide venue contact details for this purpose.

Are show times accurate?

It depends on the venue and how they list their shows. Some simply provide opening and closing times, others endeavor to provide start times for shows. In some cases we list shows where there is no start time listed, often because several bands are playing. If t it’s important to you, please confirm show start times directly with the venue. We provide venue contact details for this purpose.

Can I buy tickets?

We do not sell tickets directly, though for shows requiring tickets we do provide ticketing links where possible. We also list many venues that may have a cover charge & many that are free with no cover.

How do I give Hearby my feedback/suggestions?

We welcome any and all feedback from our users! Please send your thoughts and ideas to us at

For more information, please visit our home page at We hope you enjoy the app and look forward to any feedback you have for us so we can make Hearby even better!