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 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.
Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Raleigh, NC
|Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)|
|The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Wake Forest)|
|The Pinhook (Durham)|
|Bynum Front Porch (Pittsboro)|
|Joyful Jewel (Pittsboro)|
|Community Church Concerts (Chapel Hill)|
|Unity Center of Peace (Chapel Hill)|
|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)|
|Fullsteam Brewery (Durham)|
|Steel String Brewery (Carrboro)|
|Goat Island Bottle Shop (Rocky Mount)|
|Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)|
|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)|
|Temple Theater (Sanford)|
|The Pour House (Raleigh)|
|Motorco Music Hall (Durham)|
|Local 506 (Chapel Hill)|
|Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)|
|2nd Wind (Carrboro)|
|The Kraken (Chapel Hill)|
|Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)|