Current project

All Ages Concert Series


Burlington lost a historic all-ages music venue when 242 Main was closed in December, 2016. It was located inside Memorial Auditorium, which was shut down pending long term structural repairs. Big Heavy World is making an effort to help fill that gap in local culture until 242 Main is reinstated. We’re hosting a substance-free, all ages concert series at our headquarters on Pine Street in Burlington. Big Heavy World is a vocal advocate for reigniting 242 Main as Memorial Auditorium is redeveloped; a petition supporting this cause at has gathered more than 1,700 signatures and a documentary film is in production.

A $5 donation is suggested to support the artists. The concert series is made possible in part with generous support from AARP. Big Heavy World maintains an environment of safety, dignity and mutual respect for people of any ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or ability.

The concert series provides an opportunity for teens to participate in event production and promotion as volunteers, to learn skills and support the local music community. Big Heavy World also hosts a weekly drop-in program, ‘Band House,’ that makes a full backline available to teen musicians to practice on, jam, or explore different instruments.

Shows are booked into Fridays and Saturdays (only). Send booking inquiries to Ian Steinberg,


Ian Steinberg

Booker & Engineer Extrordinaire

Contact Ian if you'd like to perform on a Friday or Saturday!

Email Ian


Big Heavy World is substance-free and wheelchair accessible, located at the SEABA Center, 404 Pine Street, in the heart of Burlington’s South End Arts District.


The photo at the top of the page is of Adrian Aardvark at Big Heavy World, taken by Kaitlyn Morgan Donovan.