Live Acoustic Music Near Acton, 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 house concerts being held in and around the Acton 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 Acton host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Acton 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

Apr 24, 2021
Playing at Norwood Theater (Small Theater)
May 15, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
May 22, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jul 8, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Acton, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)

Listening Rooms

Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
City Winery (Boston)
Bass Hall at Monadnock Center for History and Culture (Peterborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Askew (Providence)
The Vanilla Bean (Pomfret)

Small Theaters

The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
AS220 (Providence)