Live Acoustic Music Near Belmont, 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 Belmont area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Churches and non-profit community groups around Belmont host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in several listening rooms and small theaters in and around the Belmont area. Local vineyards and restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes host nationally touring musicians as well.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

January 28
The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shirley, MA
January 28
Old Sloop Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Rockport, MA
January 28
Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
January 29
The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Somerville, MA
February 2
City Winery (Listening Room)
Boston, MA
February 4
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 4
Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Cumberland, RI
February 5
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Rockport, MA
February 9
Louise Mosrie and Marc Douglas Berardo in the round at Club Passim.
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 10
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 10
Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
February 10
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Rockport, MA
February 10
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
February 11
Atwoods Tavern (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
February 11
Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 11
Acoustic roots-rock/folk/blues duo Willie T & Doctor X will perform at the Gulu-Gulu Caf?, 247 Essex Street, in Salem MA, on Saturday, February 11th, from 8-11 PM. No cover charge.
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Salem, MA
February 11
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 11
“…a guitarist of substance. He can impress with the best of them, but he can beguile and reach you emotionally in a way which is supremely rare…stunning range stylistically while made cohesive b
Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Fall River, MA
February 12
Duxbury Free Library (Library)
Duxbury, MA
February 16
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 17
City Winery (Listening Room)
Boston, MA
February 17
Toad (Bar/Nightclub)
Cambridge, MA
February 17
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Marblehead, MA
February 17
Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Cumberland, RI
February 17
The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shirley, MA
February 18
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 18
Soundcheck Studios (Listening Room)
Pembroke, MA
February 18
Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Arlington, MA
February 18
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Mansfield, MA
February 18
Marina Evans and Bernardo Baglioni are an international folk/americana duo who divide their time between Marina?s native Rockport and Bernardo?s native Italy.
Old Sloop Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Rockport, MA
February 18
Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Fall River, MA
February 18
Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life.
Old Sloop Presents (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Rockport, MA
February 19
Mayflower Brewing Company (Brewery)
Plymouth, MA
February 21
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
February 24
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
February 26
Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Cumberland, RI
March 1
The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
March 1
The Cabot (Small Theater)
Beverly, MA
March 2
The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals).
The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Cambridge, MA
March 2
March 2
The Wilbur Theater (Concert Hall)
Boston, MA
March 2
The Cabot (Small Theater)
Beverly, MA
March 2
With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits -- Sarah Osborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle) -- fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity. They are the stuff duo dreams are made of.
Club Passim (Listening Room)
Cambridge, MA
March 3
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Rockport, MA
March 3
Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Fall River, MA
March 4
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Wakefield, MA
March 4
Greg Klyma is a road-tested troubadour and a relentless songwriter. You'll find him weaving lanes between Tom Petty and Merle Haggard on music's highway.
One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
Lawrence, MA
March 4
March 4
A Winner of both the Kerrville and Tumbleweed Folk Festival songwriting competitions, Claudia’s amber honey voice delivers emotionally fearless songs in between outlandish and irreverant monologues.
Whale Cove House Concerts (House Concert)
Rockport, MA
March 4
The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Shirley, MA
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Places to see live acoustic music in and around Belmont, Massachusetts

House Concerts

Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
The Music Porch (Reading)
The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Whale Cove House Concerts (Rockport)

Listening Rooms

2nd Shift Concerts at the Charles River Museum (Waltham)
City Winery (Boston)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Fallout Shelter (Norwood)
Groton Hill Music Center (Littleton)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Niagara Coffee Haus (Millis)
One Broadway Collaborative (Lawrence)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Sanctuary Maynard (Maynard)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Maple Street Congregational Church (Danvers)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Old Sloop Presents (Rockport)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
South Shore Folk Music Club (Duxbury)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
The Church Hill Coffeehouse (Norwell)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)

Vineyards & Breweries

Merrimack Ales (Lowell)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Avalena's Bar and Grill (Millis)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Murphy’s Law Irish Pub (Pawtucket)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)

Libraries

Boyden Library (Foxborough)
Duxbury Free Library (Duxbury)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Middleborough Public Library (Middleborough)
Robbins Library (Arlington)
Walpole Public Library (Walpole)

Small Theaters

Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Orchard Chapel (Hampton Falls)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Somerville Theatre (Somerville)
The Cabot (Beverly)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry)

Outdoor Music Series

Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)
Bellforge Arts Center (Medfield)
Bridgewater Music Alley (Bridgewater)

Bars & Nightclubs

Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Green Dragon Tavern (Boston)
Off the Hook (Quincy)
The Met (Pawtucket)
Toad (Cambridge)