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

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

House Concerts

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

Listening Rooms

Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
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)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Crossroads Coffeehouse (North Andover)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
OCC Coffee House (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Union Coffeehouse (East Bridgewater)
One World Coffee House (Essex)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)

Cafes & Restaurants

John Harvard's Brew House (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
6B Lounge (Boston)
Centre Street Sanctuary (Jamaica Plain)
The Haven (Jamaica Plain)
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)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)

Bars & Nightclubs

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