Live Acoustic Music Near Allston, 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 Allston 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 Allston 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 Allston 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

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Dec 17, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Americana songwriter/entertainer, Marc Douglas Berardo captivates with his songs and his humor from beginning to end. Audiences laugh one minute, cry the next and they always leave wanting more.
Oct 23, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
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.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Borrowed 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.
Oct 24, 2020
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 25, 2020
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 29, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 30, 2020
Playing at The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 5, 2020
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 7, 2020
Playing at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Nov 14, 2020
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Nov 19, 2020
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Off the Common Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center. With a career that began as a backup singer for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 5, 2020
Playing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Dec 10, 2020
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Allston, MA

House Concerts

Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)

Listening Rooms

Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
9 Wallis (Beverly)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Word Barn (Exeter)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Coffeehouse Off the Square (Hingham)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse (Worcester)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
Town Tavern (Arlington)
The Square Root Café (Boston)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Askew (Providence)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)

Vineyards & Breweries

Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (Dartmouth)

Libraries

Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

Regent Theatre (Arlington)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
AS220 (Providence)

Bars & Nightclubs

Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Fete Music Hall (Providence)