Live Acoustic Music Near Raleigh, North Carolina

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 Raleigh area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Several churches and non-profit community groups around Raleigh 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Raleigh. 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

Oct 23, 2019
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 30, 2019
Playing at The Kraken (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at Joyful Jewel (Listening Room)
Nov 2, 2019
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 3, 2019
Playing at Big Porch House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 6, 2019
Playing at The Cave Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 6, 2019
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Bill West - One voice. One guitar. Over 1,800 shows and counting. Over 250,000 miles on the road. Smooth vocals. Lyrics that come from a heart that shares the exact same memories as yours. Melodies that create instant nostalgia.
Nov 8, 2019
Playing at Community Church Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway has earned a collective 28 IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, plus three Grammy nominations as a band, in addition to two prestigious Grammy Awards among its current members.
Nov 8, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 9, 2019
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 15, 2019
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 16, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 17, 2019
Playing at The Station Carrboro (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 20, 2019
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Community Church Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – her seductive voice effortlessly oscillates from bluesy soul to country and back. Oliver's new album, "A List Of Names", is currently charting on both Folk (#8
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Pinhook (Listening Room)
Jan 18, 2020
Playing at Community Church Concerts (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Raleigh, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)
Forty Acres Concerts (Chapel Hill)

Listening Rooms

The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)
The Pinhook (Durham)
Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)
Joyful Jewel (Pittsboro)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)
Unity Center of Peace (Chapel Hill)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Berkeley Cafe (Raleigh)
Flying Saucer (Raleigh)
Lorraine's Coffee House and Music (Garner)
Java Jive (Cary)
Wake Forest Coffee Company (Wake Forest)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
The Honeysuckle Tea House (Chapel Hill)

Vineyards & Breweries

Fullsteam Brewery (Durham)
Steel String Brewery (Carrboro)
Goat Island Bottle Shop (Rocky Mount)

Small Theaters

Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
The Garner Performing Arts Center (Garner)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Sertoma Amphitheatre (Cary)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Carolina Theatre (Durham)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Pour House (Raleigh)
KINGS (Raleigh)
Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
2nd Wind (Carrboro)
The Kraken (Chapel Hill)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)