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

Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 24, 2019
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 30, 2019
Playing at The Station Carrboro (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Steel String Brewery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Concert Hall)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Joyful Jewel (Listening Room)
Sep 10, 2019
Playing at The Pour House (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 10, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 14, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
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.
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Small Theater)
Sep 15, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 19, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
"I've always done things a little bit differently," says singer/songwriter Michael McArthur, who wrote the most vibrant album of his career, Ever Green, Ever Rain, during the darkest season of his life.
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Carolina Theatre (Small Theater)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Motorco Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Cat's Cradle (Bar/Nightclub)
"I've always done things a little bit differently," says singer/songwriter Michael McArthur, who wrote the most vibrant album of his career, Ever Green, Ever Rain, during the darkest season of his life.
Sep 28, 2019
Playing at Local 506 (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at The Cary Theater (Small Theater)
Oct 11, 2019
Playing at KINGS (Bar/Nightclub)
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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)
Deep South Bar (Raleigh)
Motorco Music Hall (Durham)
Local 506 (Chapel Hill)
Cat's Cradle (Carrboro)
2nd Wind (Carrboro)
Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)