Live Acoustic Music Near Lowell, 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 Lowell 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 Lowell 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 and small theaters in and around the Lowell 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

Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Flight Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Lowell, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Birds and Beans Coffeehouse (Concord)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)