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

Mar 26, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 28, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 29, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Folk Music Society)
Mar 30, 2019
Playing at Press Room Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Thunder Road (Listening Room)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 31, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 2, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 3, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 5, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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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)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)

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)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)

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)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

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)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
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)