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

May 30, 2020
Streaming in partnership with Club Passim (Listening Room)
May 31, 2020
Streaming in partnership with The Parlor Room (Listening Room)
Jun 4, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 11, 2020
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 11, 2020
Playing at Askew (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
“not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and voice w bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern & a fierce intellect... might seem too good to be true, but true it is”-Acoustic Live
Jun 18, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 20, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jun 21, 2020
Playing at Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 27, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jun 28, 2020
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Aug 12, 2020
Playing at Serendipity Cafe (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)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (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

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
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)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Bing Arts Center (Springfield)
Gateway City Arts (Holyoke)
The Parlor Room (Northampton)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
Luthier's Co-op (Easthampton)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Collaborative 02885 (Warren)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
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)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
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)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Askew (Providence)
The Bebop (Boston)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
The Montague Bookmill (Montague)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)

Vineyards & Breweries

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


Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
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)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Bars & Nightclubs

News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)
Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)