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

Nov 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 19, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Nov 22, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at 3S Artspace (Listening Room)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at Javawocky Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae commands a variety of folk styles, pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle.
Nov 24, 2019
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 24, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 24, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Nov 25, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 28, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Marblehead, MA

House Concerts

The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (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

VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
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)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
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)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
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)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
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)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
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)