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. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Sep 26, 2017
Rob Larkin (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 28, 2017
The Appleseed Collective (Bluegrass & Roots Music)
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2017
Cosy Sheridan (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2017
Seth Walker (Blues)
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2017
John Gorka (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2017
Seth Walker (Blues)
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 29, 2017
The Kennedys (Folk Rock, Pop & Rockabilly)
Playing at The Burren (Cafe/Restaurant)
Sep 30, 2017
The Dupont Brothers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 30, 2017
The Sweetback Sisters (Unknown)
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2017
Kerri Powers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)

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

House Concerts

Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Newton Lower Falls)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fox Run Concerts (Sudbury)
Front Street House 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)
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)

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)
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)