Live Acoustic Music Near Rockland, 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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

Feb 25, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Feb 25, 2020
Playing at Mr. Dooley's Boston (Bar/Nightclub)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Feb 26, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Front Street Concerts (House Concert)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Harvard Public Library (Library)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Cotuit Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at Newport Blues Cafe (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 6, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Shawna Caspi is a mighty singer, a fingerstyle guitarist, a story sculptor, and a truth teller.
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at New Revival Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Common Fence Music (House Concert)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Wild Maple's lively, innovative acoustic sound is derived from a spectrum of musical influences including Americana, Traditional Irish/English folk music, Blues, and popular music of the western hemisphere from the late 20th century. Wonderful two and th
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rockland, MA

House Concerts

Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Harmony House Concerts (Yarmouth)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
City Winery (Boston)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Cotuit Center for the Arts (Cotuit)
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod (South Yarmouth)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Bebop (Boston)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Askew (Providence)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Clements' Marketplace (Portsmouth)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)
Truro Vineyards (North Truro)
Newport Vineyards (Middletown)

Libraries

Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
The Cabot (Beverly)
AS220 (Providence)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Firehouse Theater (Newport)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Toad (Cambridge)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Newport Blues Cafe (Newport)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)