Live Acoustic Music Near Dover, New Hampshire

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 Dover 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 Dover 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 and small theaters in and around the Dover 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

May 29, 2019
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
May 30, 2019
Playing at Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
May 31, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jun 3, 2019
Playing at Three Pork Hill (House Concert)
Jun 6, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Hymn for Her is a touring Americana Rock and Roll duo. “Drive Til U Die” charted in the top 5 for Americana Releases on radio, and also in the top 5 for Blues. It’s a bit of those 2 elements along with bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic rock and roll.
Jun 12, 2019
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 14, 2019
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Jun 15, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 15, 2019
Playing at Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Jun 20, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2019
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 23, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 28, 2019
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 13, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at One Longfellow Square (Listening Room)
Jul 25, 2019
Playing at State Theatre (Concert Hall)
Aug 1, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.
Aug 8, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Aug 16, 2019
Playing at Stone Mountain Arts Center (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Dover, NH

House Concerts

Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Yurt Concerts (Parsonsfield)
Three Pork Hill (Ossipee)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)

Listening Rooms

3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
One Longfellow Square (Portland)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Andover Community Coffeehouse (Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Andy's Old Port Pub (Portland)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)

Small Theaters

The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Empire (Portland)