Sunday Sing: Hojoko Japanese Tavern launches Open Mic weekend series in the Fenway

IMPORTANT UPDATE & RESCHEDULING: Unfortunately, due to the predicted bad weather for Sunday, we are postponing the 7/31 Pool Series and moving it to our planned rain date of Tuesday, August 2. The hours are now 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hojoko’s Open Mic party, as outlined below continues on Sunday as planned.

Everyone who has already RSVP’d for the Pool Series event will still be on the list. Thank you for understanding, we hope to see you pool side on Tuesday.


Our summer-long Pool Series at the Verb Hotel is so rad, it usually makes people want to break out into song. This Sunday, Hojoko provides the perfect opportunity to do so with a microphone.

The Japanese tavern, owned by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim Cushman and Nancy Cushman and located within the Verb space at 1271 Boylston St. — and just a doorway away from the hotel’s immaculate pool — has launched a Sunday afternoon Open Mic series, part of its new live music program. And this weekend, it aligns perfectly with our latest Pool Series gathering. So while you chill poolside with us, DJ Cap’n Ken, and the coolest crowd in Boston, take things indoors for a spell and a bit to show off some musical talent.

Here’s word from our friends at Hojoko. While sign-up for the Open Mic is free, easy, and accommodating to walk-ups and walk-ins, we do have to stress that the Pool Series is RSVP only. But don’t sweat it — just sign up.

Open Mic Sundays: Hojoko Launches Live Music Program

Hojoko Japanese Tavern, Fenway’s high­energy rock and roll izakaya, launched Open Mic Sundays this month as the debut series in its upcoming live music program. Sign ups start at 11:30 a.m. with music from noon to 3 p.m., and performers receive a $15 Hojoko gift card for participating.

Located in the Verb Hotel, the neighborhood’s hub for musicians and music lovers alike, Hojoko welcomes local and visiting talent to party like a rockstar and receive the VIP treatment that all musicians deserve. Hojoko invites all music students, jam session enthusiasts, and lovers of sushi with a side of rock and roll to enjoy Sunday’s in the den.

Keyboard, guitar, and microphones are provided.

Sing it.