Live Acoustic Music Near Boston, Massachusetts

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat. Acoustic music can be heard in many house concerts, acoustic coffeehouses and listening rooms in and around the Boston area, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants in the area as well as at local libraries. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Jan 20, 2018
Girls Guns and Glory (Country)
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jan 21, 2018
Alejandro Escovedo (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 24, 2018
Tinsley Ellis (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2018
Howie Day (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2018
Tinsley Ellis (Blues)
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jan 25, 2018
The Dupont Brothers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Jan 26, 2018
The Brother Brothers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
Steve Forbert (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
The Black Lillies (Folk Rock, Pop & Rockabilly)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 1, 2018
Sean Rowe (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Boston, MA

House Concerts

Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fox Run Concerts (Sudbury)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Franklin House Concerts (Franklin)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Abundant Haven House Concerts (Hopkinton)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
South Shore Folk Music Club - Rockland (Rockland)
South Shore Folk Music Club - Beal House (Kingston)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Crossroads Coffeehouse (North Andover)
Union Coffeehouse (East Bridgewater)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
One World Coffee House (Essex)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
OCC Coffee House (Wrentham)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)

Cafes & Restaurants

6B Lounge (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
John Harvard's Brew House (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Centre Street Sanctuary (Jamaica Plain)
The Haven (Jamaica Plain)
The Burren (Somerville)
Kickstand Cafe (Arlington)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Paradise Cafe (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Harvest Cafe (Hudson)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)
Concert Series at Nashua Public Library (Nashua)

Small Theaters

Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)