Live Acoustic Music Near Byfield, 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 Byfield 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 Byfield host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 and around the Byfield area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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

Apr 2, 2020
Playing at Midway Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 6, 2020
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 8, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Open Road Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 13, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 14, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Homegrown Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at New Moon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 19, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at The Lilypad (Listening Room)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 30, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 1, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 1, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Byfield, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)