Live Acoustic Music Near Worcester, 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 Worcester 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 Worcester 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Worcester. Restaurants and cafes around town 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 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 29, 2019
Playing at Luthier's Co-op (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 31, 2019
Playing at Luthier's Co-op (Listening Room)
Sep 1, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 2, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 4, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 5, 2019
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 6, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 7, 2019
Playing at The Montague Bookmill (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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 8, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 11, 2019
Playing at AS220 (Small Theater)
Sep 12, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Worcester, MA

House Concerts

Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Mt Toby Concerts (Leverett)
Braintree Folk (Braintree)
Cherry Bridge House Concerts (Bridgewater)
Lower Falls House Concerts (Greenfield)

Listening Rooms

Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs (Storrs)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Unity House Concerts (Springfield)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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

Vineyards & Breweries

Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton)
Abandon Building Brewery (Easthampton)
Tin Bridge Brewing (Westfield)

Libraries

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

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center at Eagle Hill (Hardwick)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
AS220 (Providence)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton)
Academy of Music Theater (Northampton)
Shea Theater Arts Center (Turners Falls)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)