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.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are many house concerts being held in and around the Boston area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Boston host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in Boston. Restaurants and cafes around town sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

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

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Feb 16, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 16, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Feb 17, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 22, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 23, 2019
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
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Feb 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 24, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 24, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 8, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 8, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
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Mar 10, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Boston, MA

House Concerts

Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fox Run Concerts (Sudbury)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
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)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Boston)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Acoustic Lounge (Plymouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
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)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
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)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)

Small Theaters

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)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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