Live Acoustic Music Near Jamaica Plain, 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 Jamaica Plain 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 Jamaica Plain 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 and small theaters in and around the Jamaica Plain 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

Mar 6, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Mar 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 2021
Streaming in partnership with 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.”
Mar 19, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Open Book Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 2, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 3, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
"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
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Apr 14, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Apr 16, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
May 8, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church 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
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Jamaica Plain, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)

Listening Rooms

Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
The Word Barn (Exeter)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Askew (Providence)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
AS220 (Providence)