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

Feb 25, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Mr. Dooley's Boston (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Front Street Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at 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.”
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Harvard Public Library (Library)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at New Revival Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Musical Chairs House Concert Series (House Concert)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 12, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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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)
Roots Hoot House Concerts (South Kingstown)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)

Listening Rooms

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

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)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
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)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Askew (Providence)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
The Safari Room at OceanCliff (Newport)
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)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)

Vineyards & Breweries

Newport Vineyards (Middletown)
Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
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)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

AS220 (Providence)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Firehouse Theater (Newport)
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)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)