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

Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Small Theater)
Oct 20, 2019
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 21, 2019
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 22, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 23, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 24, 2019
Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 25, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 26, 2019
Playing at Javawocky Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 27, 2019
Playing at The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Oct 28, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
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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)
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)
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)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
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)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
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)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
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)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
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)