Live Acoustic Music Near Great Barrington, 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 Great Barrington 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 Great Barrington host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. 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 Great Barrington 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 18, 2019
Playing at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Concert Hall)
Sep 18, 2019
Playing at The Colony (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Gateway City Arts (Listening Room)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Hog River Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
"Singing guitarists Dustin & Ian Meadows prove that roots music is an unending resource, turning early influences gleaned from the Band and Gillian Welch into an engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own." - Boston Globe
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Eden Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at The Sounding Board (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at The Flying Cat Concert Series (House Concert)
Sep 25, 2019
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Hog River Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Meeting House Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at The Linda (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Infinity Hall (Small Theater)
Sep 29, 2019
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
Oct 2, 2019
Playing at Daryl's House (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2019
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Great Barrington, MA

House Concerts

Woodstock Library (Woodstock)
Acousticool House Concert (Bristol)
New Morning Songwriter Series (Woodbury)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)
The Flying Cat Concert Series (Phoenicia)

Listening Rooms

The Guthrie Center (Great Barrington)
The Barn (South Egremont)
Club Helsinki (Hudson)
Roaring Brook Concerts (Canton)
Bridge Street Live (Collinsville)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
The Linda (Albany)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Daryl's House (Pawling)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Twelve Moons Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Bread and Roses Coffeehouse (Pittsfield)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)
Unity House Concerts (Springfield)
The Sounding Board (West Hartford)
Meeting House Presents (Hartford)
The Backstage Cafe at Vineyard Community Church (Hopewell Jct)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Starving Artist Cafe (Lee)
The Dream Away Lodge (Becket)
Methuselah (Pittsfield)
Chester Common Table (Chester)
Maple Tree Cafe (Simsbury)
Eden Cafe (Loudonville)
Rosendale Cafe (Rosendale)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)
The Pines (Mount Tremper)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
Cafeteria Coffee House (New Paltz)

Vineyards & Breweries

Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)
Hog River Brewing (Hartford)

Libraries

Simsbury Public Library (Simsbury)

Small Theaters

Infinity Hall (Norfolk)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
The Colony (Woodstock)

Outdoor Music Series

The Ashokan Center (Olivebridge)