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 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

Jul 16, 2020
Playing at Lincoln Theatre (Small Theater)
Jul 24, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
Aug 7, 2020
Playing at Flying Saucer (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 21, 2020
Playing at Haw River Ballroom (Bar/Nightclub)
Sep 4, 2020
Playing at The Blue Note Grill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 23, 2020
Playing at Pittsboro Roadhouse (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 25, 2020
Playing at The Wake Forest Listening Room at Sugar Magnolia Cafe (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Raleigh, NC

House Concerts

Big Porch House Concerts (Durham)

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)
Wine On Main (Clayton)
The Blue Note Grill (Durham)
Imbibe (Chapel Hill)
The Cave Tavern (Chapel Hill)
Pittsboro Roadhouse (Pittsboro)

Vineyards & Breweries

Steel String Brewery (Carrboro)

Small Theaters

Daniels Auditorium, NC Museum of History (Raleigh)
Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh)
PineCone Down Home Concerts (Raleigh)
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park (Raleigh)
The Cary Theater (Cary)
Sertoma Amphitheatre (Cary)
The Clayton Center (Clayton)
Carolina Theatre (Durham)
Temple Theater (Sanford)

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)