Live Acoustic Music Near North Reading, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the North Reading 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 North Reading host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the North Reading 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 6, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Janie grew up in the seat of Americana's American Folklife Festivals, where her exposure to the likes of the Seldom Scene and John Hartford stayed with her through many years of session singing.
Mar 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 13, 2021
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
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 2, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 9, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Apr 11, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
An American blues guitarist, musician, and singer. His playing combines a number of blues styles, primarily Delta blues.
Apr 14, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
Apr 16, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Apr 18, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around North Reading, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Burren (Somerville)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)

Small Theaters

The Cabot (Beverly)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)