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

Dec 8, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – her seductive voice effortlessly oscillates from bluesy soul to country and back. Oliver's new album, "A List Of Names", is currently charting on both Folk (#8
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Small Theater)
Dec 11, 2019
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 13, 2019
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Dec 15, 2019
Playing at The Blind Tiger (Bar/Nightclub)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Dec 18, 2019
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
Dec 20, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Dec 29, 2019
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 10, 2020
Playing at PineCone Down Home Concerts (Small Theater)
Jan 11, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Jan 12, 2020
Playing at Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Small Theater)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Community Church Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 19, 2020
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
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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

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)

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)
The Blind Tiger (Greensboro)