Live Acoustic Music Near Northborough, 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 Northborough 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 Northborough host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Several 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 Northborough 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

Aug 6, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 8, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Aug 9, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 9, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 16, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 20, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 22, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 22, 2020
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Aug 25, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Shawn is an American singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock, instrumental rock, adult alternative, and Americana music and is best known for the 1998 single "Lullaby", which hit number one on the Adult Top 40.
Aug 27, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 10, 2020
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.
Sep 15, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Ex-Park Ranger Dan Weber is a gifted storyteller & performer who’s received accolades from the prestigious Woody Guthrie & Kerrville contests. "Insightful, engaging and awfully funny" and “reminiscent of early John Prine"
Sep 17, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 19, 2020
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Compass Records recording artist. Formerly on Windham Hill. Began career at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Songs covered by Garth Brooks, Art Garfunkel, Joan Baez, Dion
Sep 24, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 3, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 4, 2020
Playing at Warwick Public Library (Library)
Oct 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2020
Playing at Second Friday Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Listening Room)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 10, 2020
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 11, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2020
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed House Concerts (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Northborough, MA

House Concerts

Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)

Listening Rooms

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Askew (Providence)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
AS220 (Providence)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Cabot (Beverly)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)