Live Acoustic Music Near Beverly, 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 Beverly 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 Beverly 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 and small theaters in and around the Beverly 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

Oct 15, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Oct 16, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 17, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Lizard Lounge (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Flight Coffee (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 18, 2019
Playing at Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Oct 19, 2019
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music in and around Beverly, MA

House Concerts

The Rec Room House Concerts (Belmont)
Musical Chairs House Concerts (Lexington)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Sleepy Hollow House Concerts (Chester)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Upton House Concerts (Upton)
Studio 84 House Concerts (Middleborough)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)

Listening Rooms

9 Wallis (Beverly)
VFW Salem, Massachusetts (Salem)
City Winery (Boston)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
Milton Art Center (Milton)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Chelmsford Center for the Arts (Chelmsford)
The Word Barn (Exeter)
3S Artspace (Portsmouth)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
North Reading Community Coffeehouse (North Reading)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
Old Sloop Coffeehouse (Rockport)
The Old New Coffeehouse (Salisbury)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Temple Isaiah Coffeehouse (Lexington)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
The Bluemoon Coffeehouse (Rockland)
First Parish of Sudbury Coffee House (Sudbury)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Javawocky Coffeehouse (Brockton)
Wachusett Music Series (Harvard)
Steeple Coffeehouse (Southborough)
OCC Coffeehouse (Wrentham)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Third Floor Coffeehouse (Northborough)

Folk Music Societies

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Watertown)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Walnut Street Coffee Cafe (Lynn)
The Burren (Somerville)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
Life Alive (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Bebop (Boston)
Three Squares Craft Kitchen & Cocktails (Needham)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
Stoughton House of Brews (Stoughton)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Portsmouth Book and Bar (Portsmouth)
Press Room Restaurant (Portsmouth)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Flight Coffee (Dover)
Somethin's Brewin Book Cafe (Lakeville)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Morrill Memorial Library (Norwood)
Holliston Public Library (Holliston)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Plymouth Public Library (Plymouth)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)

Small Theaters

The Cabot (Beverly)
Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)
Regent Theatre (Arlington)
Firehouse Center for the Arts (Newburyport)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Music Hall (Portsmouth)
Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center (Foxborough)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)

Outdoor Music Series

West Newbury Community Bandstand Summer Concerts (West Newbury)
Maudslay Arts Center (Newburyport)

Bars & Nightclubs

Toad (Cambridge)
Cantab Lounge (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)