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. 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, 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

Jul 7, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 7, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 8, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jul 9, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 10, 2020
Playing at The Bebop (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 10, 2020
Playing at Log House Concerts (House Concert)
Jul 10, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jul 11, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 13, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 16, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 18, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Jul 23, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 25, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 30, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 31, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 1, 2020
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Aug 6, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 10, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Aug 13, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 14, 2020
Playing at 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 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 The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 3, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 8, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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)
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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)
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)
The Malted Barley Upstairs (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)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Askew (Providence)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
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)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Perks and Corks (Westerly)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (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)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
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)
Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)