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. 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 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Newport, RI
|Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)|
|Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)|
|Log House Concerts (Westport)|
|Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)|
|Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)|
|Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)|
|Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)|
|Galactic Theatre (Warren)|
|The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)|
|Music at Lily Pads (South Kingstown)|
|Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)|
|Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)|
|Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)|
|Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)|
|Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)|
|Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)|
|Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)|
|Pour Judgement (Newport)|
|The Stomping Ground (Putnam)|
|The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)|
|Warwick Public Library (Warwick)|
|Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)|
|Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)|
|The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)|
|Norwood Theater (Norwood)|