Carolyn Kruse

Weekdays 9:00am - 2:00pm

The iconic restaurant and peformance space that has occupied 22-24 Clinton St, near Faneuil Hall in Boston,since 2007 will be closing it’s doors, unpluging it’s amps and walking off stage next month.

Over the years, Country 1025 has brought you A-list country artists to the Hard Rock Boston and raised a lot of money for Tufts Children’s Hospital, formerly the Floating Hospital. For quite a few year, we had a series of music events to raise money that we called the Country 1025 Rockin Country Music Series. Imagine seeing Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Lady A, Little Big Town, and Locash perform on stage in a room that held maybe 300 people! We built it, and country stars and fans came!

Take a look at more artist’s names we brought to the Hard Rock over the years:

Sam Hunt

Scotty McCreery w/ Jana Kramer

Kip Moore

Granger Smith

David Nail

Jerrod Neimann w/ Randy Houser


Big & Rich

Billy Currington

Craig Morgan w/ Eli Young Band

Joe Nichols

Brett Eldredge

Love & Theft w/ Canaan Smith

Josh Turner

Josh Kelley w/ Sunny Sweeney

Jennifer Nettles & Chris Stapleton

Gary Allan W/ Randy Montana


Wow! It’s been a great ride in Boston for the chain rock n’ roll themed restaurant and event space. Thanks for the incredible memories, Hard Rock Cafe!  Thanks for letting us bring country your rock. And to quote Eric Church, “That’s Damn Rock n Roll.”

Hard Rock Boston -Kruser

(Btw, rumor has it a new Hard Rock Cafe may pop up somewhere else in Boston. Fingers crossed. )


  • Eric Church

    Hard to image the Entertainer of the Year,  who sells out consecutive nights at the TD Garden, once played the tiny room at the Hard Rock. But Eric Church did!

    Eric Church Hard Rock

  • Luke Bryan

    Sure, a lot of the artists, we brought to the Hard Rock in Boston were rising stars. But when Luke Bryan came to play, and raise money for Tufts Children’s Hospital , he was a big star. Just a big star with a big heart, and a soft spot for kids.

    Luke Bryan Hard Rock

  • Lady A

    How crazy is this… Lady A opened for Blake Shelton the night we hosted them for a fundraiser at the Hard Rock. They had just released, “Love Don’t Live Here” and told me it was the first time they had an audience sing it back to them.

    Lady A

  • Dierks Bentley

    In 2012 we brought Dierks Bentley to the Hard Rock to raise more money for the Floating Hosptial for Children at Tufts Medical Center, but it was also for the release of his Home album. And the crowd went wild. Dierks Bentley

    Dierks Bentley and kruser at hard rock

  • Locash

    Locash brought the party in 2017!

  • Little Big Town

    In 2011, Little Big Town brought their big voices and sweet harmonies to the small room at Boston’s Hard Rock Cafe for the kids at Tufts.

    little big town hard rock boston