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

Sep 19, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Leigh is best known as the lead singer for the band Six Pence None the Richer. But she mixes in those memorable hits with more recent work that hark back to her days growing up in Texas Hill Country - songs with a Texas twang & heatbroken lyrics.
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 20, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Brooklyn Coffee and Tea (Listening Room)
Billboard Top 10 Roots artist who's played the Bluebird Cafe & Carnegie Hall. NO DEPRESSION raved about Grant, “ ... lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable...”
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Studio 84 House Concerts (House Concert)
Sep 21, 2019
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 22, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at Harmony House Concerts Yarmouth (House Concert)
"Prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart," this Canadian-American duo combine emotive, soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, and unique vocal chemistry for a “match made in heaven.”
Sep 26, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 27, 2019
Playing at Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rockland, MA

House Concerts

Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
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 Concerts (Lexington)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Harmony House Concerts Yarmouth (Yarmouth)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
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)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
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)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)
Woods Hole Folk Music Society (Woods Hole)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Bebop (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)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)

Vineyards & Breweries

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

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)

Small Theaters

The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
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)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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