Live Acoustic Music Near Salisbury, 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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 Salisbury 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

Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 17, 2019
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 18, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 19, 2019
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Flight Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Jul 20, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 20, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 21, 2019
Playing at Maudslay Arts Center (Outdoor Music Series)
Jul 22, 2019
Playing at Cantab Lounge (Bar/Nightclub)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jul 23, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 24, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Salisbury, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
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)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)