Live Acoustic Music Near Dedham, 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 Dedham 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 Dedham host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Dedham 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

Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 17, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
"Great, great voices, wonderful arrangements"- Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat "A musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana sung with the soul of the gospel" - Americana UK "Hauntingly beautiful" - Northern Sky Magazine
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Dedham, MA

House Concerts

Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)

Listening Rooms

Milton Art Center (Milton)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
The Acoustic Lounge (Plymouth)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
The Bebop (Boston)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Cabot (Beverly)
AS220 (Providence)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Toad (Cambridge)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)