Live Acoustic Music Near Arlington, 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 several house concerts being held in and around the Arlington 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 Arlington 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 Arlington 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

Featured

May 26, 2021
Playing at The Stone Church (Listening Room)
Lazer Lloyd blends Americana roots, folk rock and outlaw country blues with psychedelic spice for an unforgettable night of live music.
May 15, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
May 19, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
May 19, 2021
Streaming in partnership with The Stone Church (Listening Room)
May 28, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 4, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 10, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 11, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jun 13, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jun 22, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Listening Room)
Jun 26, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 2, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jul 2, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 8, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 8, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 9, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 9, 2021
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Jul 10, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 16, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jul 16, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 17, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 20, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
Jul 29, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jul 29, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jul 30, 2021
Playing at Tupelo Music Hall (Small Theater)
Aug 4, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Aug 5, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Aug 7, 2021
Playing at The Music Hall (Small Theater)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Arlington, MA

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
City Winery (Boston)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
The Stone Church (Newmarket)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

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

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

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)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Askew (Providence)

Small Theaters

The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
The Cabot (Beverly)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)