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

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 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 20, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (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 Studio 84 House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at The Collaborative 02885 (Listening Room)
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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)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (Peace Dale)

Listening Rooms

Milton Art Center (Milton)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (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)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
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)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
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)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
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)
The Bebop (Boston)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

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)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)
The Center at Eagle Hill (Hardwick)

Bars & Nightclubs

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