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 several 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. 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

Apr 24, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Apr 25, 2019
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Apr 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at Portsmouth Book and Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Apr 26, 2019
Playing at Blue Ocean Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 27, 2019
Playing at The Hearing Room (Listening Room)
Apr 27, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 27, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Apr 27, 2019
Playing at Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Apr 28, 2019
Playing at Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Folk Music Society)
Apr 28, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Apr 30, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 3, 2019
Playing at Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Listening Room)
May 3, 2019
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 3, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
May 3, 2019
Playing at The Bebop (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“With one guitar and one fiddle, the duo generates marvelous close harmony. The vibe is infectious enough to be investigated by the CDC; anyone who doesn’t grin during the set must be immune to pleasure.” — Suzanne Cadgéne, Elmore Magazine
May 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 4, 2019
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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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)
Kiva House Concerts (Billerica)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)

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)

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)
Simple Gifts Coffee House (Nashua)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)

Small Theaters

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