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

Jun 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 11, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 11, 2020
Playing at Askew (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and voice w bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern & a fierce intellect... might seem too good to be true, but true it is”-Acoustic Live
Jun 18, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 27, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 12, 2020
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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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)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
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)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
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)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
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

First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
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)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Askew (Providence)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
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)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)