Live Acoustic Music Near Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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

Mar 24, 2020
Playing at Imbibe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, Joe's music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw.
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Imbibe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Celtic/ Folk/ World/ Rock/ Americana.
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Social on Friendly (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Let the words write themselves.
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
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
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Flat Iron (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Flat Iron (Bar/Nightclub)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Mar 14, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at The Blind Tiger (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 20, 2020
Playing at The Clayton Center (Small Theater)
Mar 21, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 24, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 25, 2020
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 26, 2020
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 27, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2020
Playing at Steel String Brewery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Apr 2, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 3, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at Joyful Jewel (Listening Room)
Apr 4, 2020
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Apr 7, 2020
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Backyard Stage (House Concert)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 21, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Apr 22, 2020
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Chapel Hill, 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

The Pinhook (Durham)
Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
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

Imbibe (Chapel Hill)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
The Honeysuckle Tea House (Chapel Hill)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
Java Jive (Cary)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)
Wake Forest Coffee Company (Wake Forest)
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)
The Garner Performing Arts Center (Garner)
Temple Theater (Sanford)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Carolina Theatre (Greensboro)

Bars & Nightclubs

Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
2nd Wind (Carrboro)
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)