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. Several 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

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 City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 27, 2020
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 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 Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Feb 28, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 29, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Mar 1, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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 The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Founder of the Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, is now touring as a solo performer, bringing along friends and musical guests.
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 4, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Mar 5, 2020
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
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 6, 2020
Playing at First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (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
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Mar 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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 Musical Chairs House Concert Series (House Concert)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Mar 8, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Mar 10, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Mar 11, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Rockport, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
City Winery (Boston)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
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)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)

Small Theaters

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)