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

Sep 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea (Listening Room)
Billboard Top 10 Roots artist who's played the Bluebird Cafe & Carnegie Hall. NO DEPRESSION raved about Grant, “ ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Studio 84 House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Wild Maple's lively, innovative acoustic sound is derived from a spectrum of musical influences including Americana, Traditional Irish/English folk music, Blues, and popular music of the western hemisphere from the late 20th century. Wonderful two and th
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at The Collaborative 02885 (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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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 Concerts (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
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)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
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)
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)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
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)
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)

Libraries

Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
AS220 (Providence)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center at Eagle Hill (Hardwick)
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)