Live Acoustic Music Near Marblehead, 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 Marblehead 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 Marblehead 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 Marblehead 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 21, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Studio 84 House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Wild Maple's lively, innovative acoustic sound is derived from a spectrum of musical influences including Americana, Traditional Irish/English folk music, Blues, and popular music of the western hemisphere from the late 20th century. Wonderful two and th
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Portsmouth Book and Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Marblehead, MA

House Concerts

The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

The Cabot (Beverly)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
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)