Live Acoustic Music Near Framingham, Massachusetts

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 Framingham 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 Framingham host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Framingham 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

Nov 15, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 15, 2019
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at 9 Wallis (Listening Room)
American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 18, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 19, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Framingham, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Harlow's Pub (Peterborough)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)


Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
AS220 (Providence)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)