Live Acoustic Music Near Hopkinton, 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 Hopkinton 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 Hopkinton 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 Hopkinton 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

Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
"Great, great voices, wonderful arrangements"- Frank Hennessy, BBC Celtic Heartbeat "A musically diverse take on classic Midwest Americana sung with the soul of the gospel" - Americana UK "Hauntingly beautiful" - Northern Sky Magazine
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 8, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Hopkinton, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
City Winery (Boston)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Harlow's Pub (Peterborough)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
AS220 (Providence)
The Center at Eagle Hill (Hardwick)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)

Bars & Nightclubs

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