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.

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

Jan 18, 2019
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Jan 19, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalists duo bringing a heartfelt fusion of Folk, Celtic, and Appalachian influences. "...a genuine artist pouring old wine into new bottles and making listeners believe.”- No Depression (3/4/2018)
Jan 26, 2019
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 6, 2019
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 8, 2019
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 9, 2019
Playing at The Garner Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Feb 16, 2019
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 17, 2019
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 2, 2019
Playing at The Garner Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Mar 23, 2019
Playing at 2nd Wind (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 24, 2019
Playing at Steel String Brewery (Vineyard/Brewery)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Durham, NC

House Concerts

Forty Acres Concerts (Chapel Hill)
House Concerts in the Dance Barn (Mebane)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
Sola Coffee (Raleigh)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Wake Forest Coffee Company (Wake Forest)

Vineyards & Breweries

Fullsteam Brewery (Durham)
Steel String Brewery (Carrboro)

Small Theaters

Carolina Theatre (Durham)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Lincoln Theatre (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)
Noir Bar and Lounge (Raleigh)
Deep South Bar (Raleigh)
KINGS (Raleigh)
The Pour House (Raleigh)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)