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. 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.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Mar 19, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 20, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Open Book Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 3, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 8, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 10, 2021
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
Apr 16, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
May 8, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church 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
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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)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (Westerly)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Pour Judgement (Newport)
Askew (Providence)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

AS220 (Providence)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)