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

Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
"I've always done things a little bit differently," says singer/songwriter Michael McArthur, who wrote the most vibrant album of his career, Ever Green, Ever Rain, during the darkest season of his life.
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Pour House (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
"I've always done things a little bit differently," says singer/songwriter Michael McArthur, who wrote the most vibrant album of his career, Ever Green, Ever Rain, during the darkest season of his life.
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 6, 2019
Playing at Doodad Farm (House Concert)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Joyful Jewel (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 3, 2019
Playing at Big Porch House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 8, 2019
Playing at Community Church Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band, in addition to two prestigious Grammy Awards among its current members.
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 15, 2019
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
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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)