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. 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 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

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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)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
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 Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
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 Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Listening Room)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2020
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 25, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (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 13, 2020
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
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 Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Lowell, MA

House Concerts

Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
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)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
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)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
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)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Flight Coffee (Dover)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
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)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)