Live Acoustic Music Near Carrboro, North Carolina

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 Carrboro area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Carrboro host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Carrboro 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

Featured

Apr 24, 2020
Playing at 2nd Wind (Bar/Nightclub)
“Alan isn’t just versed and influenced by the Americana and alt-country byproducts, but the old school country and rock origination points of the music." - Saving Country Music
Apr 7, 2020
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads. The result: whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ original songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Backyard Stage (House Concert)
Apr 15, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 17, 2020
Playing at Fiddle and Bow Society (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Duke University Coffeehouse (College/University)
Apr 23, 2020
Playing at Flat Iron (Bar/Nightclub)
“Alan isn’t just versed and influenced by the Americana and alt-country byproducts, but the old school country and rock origination points of the music." - Saving Country Music
Apr 24, 2020
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Berkeley Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“Alan isn’t just versed and influenced by the Americana and alt-country byproducts, but the old school country and rock origination points of the music." - Saving Country Music
May 1, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 3, 2020
Playing at Doodad Farm (House Concert)
A multiplatinum songwriter and producer, Wyatt Easterling is a master storyteller and nowhere is this more apparent than on his latest record, Divining Rod, the top #5 Folk album in the month following its release in 2017. Divining Rod has also been re
May 9, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
May 21, 2020
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
May 29, 2020
Playing at Pittsboro Roadhouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 6, 2020
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
A multiplatinum songwriter and producer, Wyatt Easterling is a master storyteller and nowhere is this more apparent than on his latest record, Divining Rod, the top #5 Folk album in the month following its release in 2017. Divining Rod has also been re
Jun 13, 2020
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Carrboro, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)
Doodad Farm (Greensboro)
Music at Big Purple (Greensboro)
Backyard Stage (Greensboro)
Brad and Tammy's Listening Loft (Reidsville)

Listening Rooms

Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
The Pinhook (Durham)
Joyful Jewel (Pittsboro)
The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)
Fiddle and Bow Society (Greensboro)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)
Unity Center of Peace (Chapel Hill)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
Imbibe (Chapel Hill)
The Honeysuckle Tea House (Chapel Hill)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
Pittsboro Roadhouse (Pittsboro)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)
Wake Forest Coffee Company (Wake Forest)
Wine On Main (Clayton)
The Social on Friendly (Greensboro)

Vineyards & Breweries

Steel String Brewery (Carrboro)
Fullsteam Brewery (Durham)
Grove Winery (Gibsonville)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Sertoma Amphitheatre (Cary)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
Temple Theater (Sanford)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Carolina Theatre (Greensboro)

Bars & Nightclubs

2nd Wind (Carrboro)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
The Kraken (Chapel Hill)
Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)
KINGS (Raleigh)
The Pour House (Raleigh)
Flat Iron (Greensboro)
The Blind Tiger (Greensboro)