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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 Portsmouth, NH
|Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)|
|The Greenhouse studio (Gilford)|
|Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)|
|3S Artspace (Portsmouth)|
|The Word Barn (Exeter)|
|The Hearing Room (Lowell)|
|One Longfellow Square (Portland)|
|Port City Blue (Portland)|
|First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)|
|Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)|
|New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)|
|Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)|
|Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)|
|Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)|
|Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)|
|Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)|
|The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)|
|The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)|
|The Music Hall (Portsmouth)|
|Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)|
|The Cabot (Beverly)|
|Apohadion Theatre (Portland)|
|Regent Theatre (Arlington)|