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. Several 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

Featured

Dec 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Sep 24, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 26, 2020
Playing at The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 29, 2020
Playing at Music at Lily Pads (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Warwick Public Library (Library)
Oct 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 16, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 14, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
Dec 10, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (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)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
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)
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)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
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)
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)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Music at Lily Pads (South Kingstown)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
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)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
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

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

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)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)