Live Acoustic Music Near Rochdale, Massachusetts

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 Rochdale 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 Rochdale host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many 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 and around the Rochdale area. Restaurants and cafes in the area 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 15, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Spectra Wired Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Shea Theater Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rochdale, MA

House Concerts

Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)

Listening Rooms

1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
City Winery (Boston)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Salmon Brook Music Series (Granby)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Bull Mansion (Worcester)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Harlow's Pub (Peterborough)
Spectra Wired Cafe (Hartford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)

Libraries

Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
AS220 (Providence)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)

Bars & Nightclubs

Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)