Live Acoustic Music Near Wakefield, Rhode Island

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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Wakefield 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

Nov 22, 2019
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 23, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Nov 27, 2019
Playing at Tapped Apple Winery (Vineyard/Brewery)
Nov 29, 2019
Playing at The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Small Theater)
"Singing guitarists Dustin & Ian Meadows prove that roots music is an unending resource, turning early influences gleaned from the Band and Gillian Welch into an engagingly twangy sibling sound all their own." - Boston Globe
Nov 29, 2019
Playing at Fete Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Nov 30, 2019
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Nov 30, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 5, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Music in the Gallery (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Garde Arts Center (Concert Hall)
Dec 6, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
The Rough & Tumble is a thrift store Americana two person, two dogged, multi instrumental duo who live in a 16' camper around the country. Math isn't their strong suit, but the music is pretty good.
Dec 7, 2019
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 7, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 8, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Dec 14, 2019
Playing at The Vanilla Bean (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Fiddler & Folksinger Emerald Rae commands a variety of folk styles, pairing ornamented vocals with groovy percussive fiddle.
Dec 27, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Dec 28, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jan 3, 2020
Playing at Roots Hoot House Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Wakefield, RI

House Concerts

Roots Hoot House Concerts (Peace Dale)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
Log House Concerts (Westport)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

Pump House Music Works (Wakefield)
The Knickerbocker Cafe (Westerly)
Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Friday Night Folk at All Souls (New London)
Music in the Gallery (New Bedford)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)

Folk Music Societies

Woods Hole Folk Music Society (Woods Hole)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Java Madness (Wakefield)
Pour Judgement (Newport)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)

Vineyards & Breweries

Newport Vineyards (Middletown)
Tapped Apple Winery (Westerly)
Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)

Small Theaters

Courthouse Center for the Arts (West Kingsto)
Firehouse Theater (Newport)
AS220 (Providence)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
The Kate Theater - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Old Saybrook)

Bars & Nightclubs

Fete Music Hall (Providence)
The Stephen Talkhouse (Amagansett)