Live Acoustic Music Near Boston, 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 Boston 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 Boston 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, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in Boston. Restaurants and cafes around town 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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Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jan 19, 2022
Playing at The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 20, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 20, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Jan 21, 2022
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Jan 22, 2022
Playing at Green Dragon Tavern (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 23, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 24, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 25, 2022
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 26, 2022
Playing at Aeronaut Brewing (Vineyard/Brewery)
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at Brighton Music Hall (Bar/Nightclub)
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Jan 27, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 28, 2022
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 28, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Jan 29, 2022
Playing at The Word Barn (Listening Room)
Jan 30, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 2, 2022
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 3, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at Off the Hook (Bar/Nightclub)
John Carter Hill is a singer/songwriter performing as a solo acoustic artist with great vocals and amazing guitar work, playing country, alternative, blues along with some very tasty original music
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 4, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at Blackstone River Theater (Small Theater)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 5, 2022
Playing at Regent Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 9, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 10, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 11, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Amazing Things Art Center (Small Theater)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Crossroads Music Series (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at Indian Hill Music (Listening Room)
Feb 12, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 13, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 14, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
NYC-based alt-pop artist Rachael Sage has steadily released a slew of vibrant, dynamic albums with poetic lyrics spanning subjects as wide as her inspirations. She has toured with an eclectic list of
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at Askew (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at Somerville Theatre (Small Theater)
Feb 17, 2022
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Shalin Liu Performance Center (Small Theater)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Feb 18, 2022
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Feb 19, 2022
Playing at One Broadway Collaborative (Listening Room)
"Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year." – Rich Warren, WFMT-FM, The Midnight Special, Chicago
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Boston, MA

House Concerts

Fractal House (Medford)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Musical Chairs House Concert Series (Lexington)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Zeitgeist Concerts (Acton)
Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Borrowed House Concerts (Plaistow)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Patti's Place House Concerts (Seekonk)

Listening Rooms

City Winery (Boston)
The Lilypad (Cambridge)
Thunder Road (Somerville)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Carriage House Concerts at Gore Place (Waltham)
River Club Music Hall (Scituate)
Sanctuary Maynard (Maynard)
Soundcheck Studios (Pembroke)
The Hearing Room (Lowell)
One Broadway Collaborative (Lawrence)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
The Word Barn (Exeter)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Braintree Folk at All Souls Church Coffeehouse (Braintree)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Homegrown Coffeehouse (Needham)
Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Reading)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead)
Not Just Another Coffeehouse (Sharon)
Open Road Coffeehouse (Rockland)
Crossroads Music Series (North Andover)
New Revival Coffeehouse (Stow)
Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse (Byfield)
New Moon Coffeehouse (Haverhill)
Old Sloop Presents (Rockport)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
First Friday Coffeehouse, Exeter, New Hampshire (Exeter)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

The Bebop (Boston)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Burren (Somerville)
Dedham Square Coffeehouse (Dedham)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Serendipity Cafe (Maynard)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)
Askew (Providence)
Sawbelly Brewing (Exeter)
The Club Provincetown (Provincetown)
Coffeehouse at the Mews (Provincetown)

Vineyards & Breweries

Aeronaut Brewing (somerville)
Merrimack Ales (lowell)

Libraries

Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)
Boyden Library (Foxborough)
Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Harvard Public Library (Harvard)
Wilton Folk Cafe (Wilton)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)

Small Theaters

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

Bars & Nightclubs

Green Dragon Tavern (Boston)
Mr. Dooley's Boston (Boston)
Toad (Cambridge)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)
Off the Hook (Quincy)
Blue Ocean Music Hall (Salisbury)
News Cafe (Pawtucket)
The Met (Pawtucket)