Live Acoustic Music Near Shirley, 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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

Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 1, 2020
Playing at Lower Falls House Concerts (House Concert)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Dec 18, 2020
Playing at Shea Theater Arts Center (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Shirley, MA

House Concerts

Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)

Listening Rooms

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

Folk Music Coffeehouses

New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)


Harvard Public Library (Harvard)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Colonial Theatre (Keene)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)