Live Acoustic Music Near Durham, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham 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

Jul 27, 2019
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 2, 2019
Playing at Bynum Front Porch (Listening Room)
Aug 3, 2019
Playing at Brad and Tammy's Listening Loft (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Aug 8, 2019
Playing at The Clayton Center (Small Theater)
Aug 8, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 9, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Aug 10, 2019
Playing at Sertoma Amphitheatre (Small Theater)
Aug 17, 2019
Playing at 2nd Wind (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Steel String Brewery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Joyful Jewel (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Bill West - One voice. One guitar. Over 1,800 shows and counting. Over 250,000 miles on the road. Smooth vocals. Lyrics that come from a heart that shares the exact same memories as yours. Melodies that create instant nostalgia.
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Durham, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)
Forty Acres Concerts (Chapel Hill)
Doodad Farm (Greensboro)
Brad and Tammy's Listening Loft (Reidsville)

Listening Rooms

The Pinhook (Durham)
Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)
Joyful Jewel (Pittsboro)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
The Honeysuckle Tea House (Chapel Hill)
Java Jive (Cary)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Wake Forest Coffee Company (Wake Forest)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)

Vineyards & Breweries

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

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Sertoma Amphitheatre (Cary)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
The Garner Performing Arts Center (Garner)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)

Bars & Nightclubs

Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
2nd Wind (Carrboro)
Deep South Bar (Raleigh)
KINGS (Raleigh)
The Pour House (Raleigh)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)