Live Acoustic Music Near Providence, 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 Providence 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 Providence host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Providence. 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.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Studio 84 House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea (Listening Room)
Billboard Top 10 Roots artist who's played the Bluebird Cafe & Carnegie Hall. NO DEPRESSION raved about Grant, “ ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at The Collaborative 02885 (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Upton House Concerts (House Concert)
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Javawocky Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Providence, RI

House Concerts

Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (Peace Dale)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)

Listening Rooms

The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (Woods Hole)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Pour Judgement (Newport)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
Java Madness (Wakefield)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Burren (Somerville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)

Libraries

Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)

Small Theaters

AS220 (Providence)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)

Bars & Nightclubs

Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Toad (Cambridge)