Live Acoustic Music Near Newport, Rhode Island

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 Newport 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 Newport 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Newport 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

Apr 4, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 5, 2020
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Apr 9, 2020
Playing at Pump House Music Works (Listening Room)
Apr 10, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2020
Playing at Open Road Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Askew (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 16, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 18, 2020
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 25, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 26, 2020
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Log House Concerts (House Concert)
May 1, 2020
Playing at Log House Concerts (House Concert)
May 6, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
May 8, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
May 9, 2020
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
May 9, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
May 10, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
May 13, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
May 23, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Newport, RI

House Concerts

Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)

Listening Rooms

Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Cotuit Center for the Arts (Cotuit)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Safari Room at OceanCliff (Newport)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
Askew (Providence)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)

Vineyards & Breweries

Newport Vineyards (Middletown)
Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)

Small Theaters

Firehouse Theater (Newport)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)
AS220 (Providence)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)

Bars & Nightclubs

Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)