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 16, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Jul 24, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 7, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 23, 2020
Playing at Pittsboro Roadhouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Durham, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)
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)
Imbibe (Chapel Hill)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Pittsboro Roadhouse (Pittsboro)
Wine On Main (Clayton)

Vineyards & Breweries

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)
Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Temple Theater (Sanford)

Bars & Nightclubs

Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
2nd Wind (Carrboro)
The Kraken (Chapel Hill)
KINGS (Raleigh)
The Pour House (Raleigh)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)
Flat Iron (Greensboro)