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. Acoustic music can be heard in many house concerts, acoustic coffeehouses and listening rooms in and around the Rockport area, together with smaller theaters that host live acoustic music. In addition, live acoustic music can be heard at many cafes and restaurants in the area as well as at local libraries. Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Live Acoustic Shows

Jan 24, 2018
Tinsley Ellis (Blues)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2018
The Dupont Brothers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2018
Howie Day (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 26, 2018
The Brother Brothers (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
Dan Blakeslee (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Library)
Jan 27, 2018
The Black Lillies (Folk Rock, Pop & Rockabilly)
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2018
Steve Forbert (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 1, 2018
Rodney Crowell (Country)
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Feb 1, 2018
Sean Rowe (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 1, 2018
Joe Purdy (Singer/Songwriter)
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)

Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Red and Shorty's (Dover)

Listening Rooms

The Red Door Lounge (Portsmouth)
Birdseye Lounge (Portsmouth)
City Winery (Boston)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
One World Coffee House (Essex)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Crossroads Coffeehouse (North Andover)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)

Cafes & Restaurants

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
6B Lounge (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Kickstand Cafe (Arlington)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
John Harvard's Brew House (Cambridge)
Centre Street Sanctuary (Jamaica Plain)
The Haven (Jamaica Plain)
Dover Brick House (Dover)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Paradise Cafe (Dedham)


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)

Bars & Nightclubs

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