Live Acoustic Music Near Rockport, 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 Rockport 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 Rockport host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. 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 and small theaters in and around the Rockport 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

Jan 18, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 19, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 19, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Jan 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 20, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Jan 23, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 24, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Jan 24, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Love Canon doesn't cover the music of the '80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride.
Jan 26, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 27, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Feb 1, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 3, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 8, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae commands a variety of folk styles, pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle.
Feb 9, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 14, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 14, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Feb 15, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Feb 16, 2019
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Red and Shorty's (Dover)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
City Winery (Boston)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Coffee Coffee (Salem)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)

Small Theaters

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

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