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. Many 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

Aug 22, 2019
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Aug 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 23, 2019
Playing at Stoughton House of Brews (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 25, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 27, 2019
Playing at Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 28, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Firehouse Center for the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Capitol Center for the Arts (Concert Hall)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Montague Bookmill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Shirley, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Burritoville House Concerts (Sullivan)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)

Listening Rooms

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)
Old Meetinghouse (Francestown)
City Winery (Boston)
1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Bull Mansion (Worcester)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Harlow's Pub (Peterborough)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
The Farm Cafe at the Toadstool Bookstore (Keene)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Libraries

Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Keene Public Library Theatre (Keene)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
The Center at Eagle Hill (Hardwick)
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)

Outdoor Music Series

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

Bars & Nightclubs

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