Who Got $120,000 for a Rock Club? Worcester’s Lucky Dog Music Hall up for sale


We’ve reported on several venue closings around Massachusetts lately, from T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge to the Beachcomber in Quincy. But now music fans have a chance to save a rock club on their own dime, as Worcester’s Lucky Dog Music Hall has been put up for sale. The asking price? A cool $120,000. And that doesn’t include the building, located at 89 Green St. in Wormtown.

“The past 16 years of my life has been filled with many terrific memories and has forged so many life-long friendships,” says Lucky Dog owner Eric Godin, in a statement via the Telegram & Gazette, which has more on the sale. “As with any ‘job’ you hold down for that long, you start to get a little worn out and stir crazy. I have elected to put the club on the market, and my landlord has trusted me to find a buyer. I am looking for the right person or team of people that have a ‘live music’ idea to propel the nightclub into something that I haven’t had the time or the energy for as of late. So, what I’m saying is I’m trying to have this club NEVER go away.”

Over several decades, the Lucky Dog (and its previous lives) has played host to rock bands ranging from the Rolling Stones to KoRn, and in 2013 made news when it welcomed controversial folk band Death In June after their Salem show was cancelled by religious protesters.


Read the Lucky Dog’s craigslist ad below.

The Lucky Dog Music Hall has been known for the best live music entertainment in Worcester for well over a decade. With past performers like the Rolling Stones and countless Rock Tribute Bands like the night “Children of the Korn” were playing and members of Korn who were playing at the DCU walked in and jammed. This founding piece of the Music History Scene of Worcester is ready for a new owner to take it to the next level of Rock History.

Of course great live music is nothing without a cold drink or two. The Lucky Dog has 50 different bottled beer selections as well as 18 draft beers and every mixed drink that you could ever want!


The Owner is very motivated to sell his business, so that he can continue on with his music career and has instructed us to bring him a qualified buyer as soon as possible.

Contact: Chip Emerson at George & Company

Meanwhile, the current owners have disputed promotional claims that August 29 could be the venue’s last night of business. “As far as the ‘last show at the Dog,’ that date doesn’t exist and is especially NOT August 29,” Godin writes in his statement. “So, please put that rumor to bed.”

Start passing around the tin cup.