Live Acoustic Music Near Franklin, 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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

Feb 19, 2020
Playing at Zeitgeist Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 20, 2020
Playing at Galactic Theatre (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 22, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Feb 23, 2020
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Mr. Dooley's Boston (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Front Street Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Harvard Public Library (Library)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Franklin, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Askew (Providence)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Safari Room at OceanCliff (Newport)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)
Newport Vineyards (Middletown)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
AS220 (Providence)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Firehouse Theater (Newport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)

Bars & Nightclubs

News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)